Apple Watch update: Apple shows new timekeeping, health and fitness features


The Apple Watch is expected to arrive on retail shelves in the beginning of next year in three distinct versions - a sporty, aluminum one, a stainless steel one for the average person, and a luxurious, premium 18-carat solid gold one made for the 1%. However, at the core, all versions are expected to share the same functionality, use case scenarios and interface.

Those uses of the Apple Watch are actually the crucial element that will decide whether the watch will be successful or not, and so far we have not heard a whole lot about what the smart timepiece can do.

Apple has now quietly updated its microsite for the Apple Watch, and the timekeeping section in particular, adding much more information about the possible uses of the device to keep track of time.

The company describes the Apple Watch experience as an “elegant and minimalistic view of the time — usually the first thing you want at a glance. Easily adjust the amount of detail on the dial, from light to rich. Even with complications, this face maintains a clean and symmetrical design.”

It also goes on to describe that you’d be able to tweak the different watch faces, selecting elements down to the colors of the numbers, and keep track of time down to the “minutes, seconds, and milliseconds.”

You can also hit the source link below to see new animations for the Apple Watch, and see the new way to obsess over time and fitness. 

FEATURED VIDEO

24 Comments

1. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I ready to buy two of them. Got the moto360 and it's nice but it's still missing a few things but it's the first generation so it's still nice.

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7244; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You got a moto 360, then you should know that the majority of items listed here the moto 360 already has. Options 2, 9, and 10 can come from watch faces and some already do those options. As far as option 7 (activity), or basically fitness tracking. Android Wear has fitness tracking as well. Not to mention even allows third party apps to track as well. So basically other then a digital crown and some UI differences, Android Wear does everything that the Apple Watch does and more. You can even play music directly from the watch. No need to carry your phone while your jogging or exercising. So please list all the things the current Moto 360 is missing?

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who cares? If he wants the AppleWatch then he should get. But what you want, and so will we.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"Buy"

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dude, you can play music from the Apple watch and use third party apps for tracking. Also, you can make mobile payments with Apple pay and you have a crap load of bands to choose from that are easy to change. It has two sizes and an actual real gold option, not painted aluminum. Lastly, I guess you forgot it comes with sapphire glass on the middle and highend models. Oh, don't let me forget the haptic engine and a much better processor than that crap in the 360. Also, it has a more customizable interface. TRY AGAIN BUDDY!

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He'll comeback with a 5th grade level response.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol ikr?

14. engineer-1701d unregistered

let me help you out here nctx77 since you seem to be really stupid 1 apple watch is a first gen phone copied everything it sees so far not the newer stuff coming why do you think they pushed it back even longer. 2 android wear you can listen to music loaded on the watch using Bluetooth you don't need phone around 3 apple pay is pointless on watch you still need the phone to use finger print to authorize payment. 4 bands will cost $50 to $150 each android wear bands have a metal tab on the inside to take off with thumb 5. 2 sizes you are talking about a few millimeters difference at the cost of features. 6 real gold option unit that will cost about $5000.00 no person on earth would buy a first gen 6 month life span watch for that that cant even make calls on its own, 7 sapphire glass is nice but for the last 5 months that i have had my gear live on roofs and doing heavy construction and working with welding and metal fab and other stuff i have yet to scratch the screen bezel is raised a millimeter or so to stop that and tempered glass and gorilla glass are just as good in this case because the glass is so small, 8 last but not least the stupid waste of a haptic engine hahahahahhahahahahahahahha i remember some toys like this about 12 years ago still there is no need for a haptic feed back at all other then the vibration for alerts and i have that on android wear.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You coulda saved a lotta keystrokes, just by typing I hate Apple.

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Instead of actually replying objectively like he did. You went ahead and showed your daftness, congrats buddy ! Sometimes its good to just shut up instead of embarrassing yourself by making an idiot of your self and show the world how blindingly stupid you are. If you have a point challenge him or question him by marginalizing him your just making yourself look stupid.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx, and see post 16. Now focus on its uselessness.

23. MrDropgift

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

Working on a website would love your opinion... Smartwatchjunction.com

24. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

I love the look of the Moto 360. It's stunning and a lot more masculine than the Apple Watch. That being said, the Apple Watch probably provides the most thought out software at the moment. I'd at the very least wait for Gen2 devices.

2. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I love the UI. What I hate are the people who claims Apple's the best.

3. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Clock face looks bit small for the Watch!

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7244; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Round watch faces look better on round watches, like the moto 360 or lg g watch r. Those watch faces hug the outside of the actual watch.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hurry up, so I can get that stainless sport/white band on my wrist. Gotta have one sonnn

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Same here. Admittedly I wasn't sold on it at first but I'm starting to warm up to the iwatch.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

At first I was like, mehhh on the dial, but when I saw it's usefulness, I was like...cool. Now I'm all in, great companion for my awesome 6+, and 6+ s, this coming September :D

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

you do know you can watch the trailer on the web already i seen it monday

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 7

21. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I had the Moto 360 and returned it. I think a couple years ago, when Apple announced it was manufacturing a smart watch, everyone rushed to make one. What you have is a bunch of half baked solutions out there. Two problems for me, with the Iwatch, too metro, and compatibility. Maybe Kairos will get of the ground soon enough.

22. paragkarki

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 09, 2014

i wonder the battery life , and if i have to press the watch to see the time then difinitely m never gonna buy any freaking smartwatch. i got the G-shock aviation series and it does all i want.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.