Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Zwhaler, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Zwhaler, Sep 14, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014

    Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    I am lucky enough to be getting some exclusive hands on time with both of the new iPhones and the Apple Watch (iPhone thread here) so post your specific questions you want answered and I can do my absolute best to report back and answer all of them. Obviously I won't be able to say much about the battery life because I won't have it all day but I can ask my friend how it has been going for him. I'm giving you a heads up so ask away!

    edit: sorry guys! watch did not make an appearance today, only the iPhones! They're actually in the other room right now so I'll be posting about that but sorry to get your hopes up Lol! No beans were spilled about the watch unfortunately...
  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Can you ask him if the Sport is the $349 entry model?
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    battery life on the watch?

    watch resolution? dpi?

    watch display amoled?
  4. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    Planned pricing for the models, will you be able to download more watch faces. That's all I can think of. Have fun!
  5. al337733al macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2014
    Can you go running only with the Apple watch or you need the iphone?
  6. Ayr macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2014
    1. Why do they put company interests first (such as tying the watch to the iPhone for functionality), instead of user freedom, needs and enjoyment, re: GPS, ANT+ etc

    2. Having a separate App for each new function would create a bloated and inefficient interface. Apple have a 'sports' model which should then have typical sports functionality as standard, which of the following features commonly found on older sports watches does the AppleWatch ship with?

    Running Features:
    Virtual Pacer (compares current pace to target) V02 max estimate
    Recovery advisor
    Race predictor
    Running dynamics
    Accelerometer (calculates distance for indoor workouts, without need for a foot pod)
    Personal records

    Cycling Features:
    Compatible with Vecto
    Multiple bike profiles
    Bike speed/cadence sensor

    Running & Cycling Features:
    Heart rate monitor
    Virtual Partner (train against a digital person)
    Virtual Racer (compete against other activities)
    Auto Pause (pauses and resumes timer based on speed)
    Multi-sport (changes sport mode with a press of a button)
    Auto multisport (switch sport modes with 1 button press)
    Advanced workouts (create custom, goal-oriented workouts)
    Pace alert (triggers alarm if you vary from preset pace)
    Interval training (set up exercise and rest intervals)
    Heart rate-based calorie computation
    Calculates calories burned
    Training Effect (measures impact of an activity on your aerobic fitness)

    Swimming Features:
    Swim metrics (stroke type, stroke count and pool lengths)
    Stroke recognition
    Pool lap recognition
    Open-water swim distance
    Swim workouts
    Activity Tracking Features:
    Step counter
    Auto goal (learns your activity level and assigns a daily step goal)
    Move bar (displays on device after a period of inactivity; walk for a couple of minutes to reset it)
    Sleep monitoring (monitors total sleep and periods of movement or restful sleep)

    Outdoor Features:
    Hunt/fish calendar
    Sun and moon information
    Tide tables
    Area calculation
    Custom maps compatible
    Golfing Features:
    Manual pin positioning (tap and drag flag on green for precise yardage)
    Measures shot distance (calculates exact yardage for shots from anywhere on course)
    Yardage to F/M/B (distance to front, middle and back of green)
    Yardage to layups/doglegs
    SwingTempo (measures backswing and downswing times as a ratio)
    TempoTraining (audible tones convey ideal 3:1 backswing to downswing ratio)
    SwingStrength™ (measures how hard you swing)
    Tracks stats (putts per round, greens & fairways hit, average distance)
    Save locations (mark course points of interest for future reference)
    Sailing Features:
    Virtual starting line
    Countdown timer
    Tack assist mode
    Autopilot remote control
    Automatic wireless MOB activation
    Built-in barometer and tide tables

    Avionics Features:
    Worldwide airport database(s)
    Altimeter with adjustable baro setting
    3-axis compass with HSI
    Multiple time zones with Zulu/UTC
    Wirelessly receive flight plans

    3. Could an Apple rep genuinely recommend replacing a true sports watch from Garmin, Suunto or Timex with Apple's 'Sport' Watch and can they keep a straight face while doing so?
  7. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007

    "...when you leave iPhone at home to go for a jog, listen to music directly on Apple Watch."

    No GPS recording of course.
  8. TechViking macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2009
    Does it have a digital compass?
  9. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Not sure what access the OP is getting but at this point I doubt there is much to see. I bet many of the Apps are not even in alpha yet. I bet most are just demos of what the Apps are most likely to look like. This is probably why NO ONE was allowed to play with all the Apps and have unlimited access at the event. Most probably weren't real Apps and even if they were they would crash if not done in an exact way.
  10. FatMax macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2007
    I'd like to know more about the metal rings around the sapphire on the ceramic back.

    We know one of them is a skin conductor to make it usable/unusable for payments.

    Is one the others a temperature sensor?

    Seeing as it charges with induction, I'm guessing the magnets for the charger are on the inside of the ceramic.

    Why did they put metal around the sapphire!! ;)
  11. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Someone can probably already answer this, but are straps interchangeable between collections?

    I really like the look of the WATCH Sport model, but would want a leather or metal strap for it. I presume it's possible, but I'm not sure.
  12. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Yes, except size (38mm and 42mm).
  13. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Thanks. An Apple Watch Sport with either a modern buckle for 38mm or a link bracelet for 42mm seems a good combo then.
  14. Julien, Sep 14, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014

    Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Sizes are not interchangeable. If you get a 38mm Watch then you must use a 38mm band. However I think Apple stated all bands will be available in both sizes.
  15. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010

    1. I want to know will it know the distance, the steps, calories burned if I run on the treadmill?
    2. Swimming. I guess it's safe for swimming pool but will it register distance etc.?
  16. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I understand that, but on their site it only shows the modern buckle for 38mm, and the leather loop for 42mm. All others seem to come in both sizes.

    Therefore if I get a 38mm, I'll go with the modern buckle, but otherwise I'll go with the link bracelet for the 42mm as I don't really like the leather loop.

    Of course, the modern buckle may come in two sizes and just not shown on the website, but I doubt that.
  17. iPadCary macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2012
    AW works with a TouchID iPhone for set-up, ApplePay authentication, etc.

    But will AW also work with a TouchID iPad [iPad Air 2, say] for set-up,
    ApplePay authentication, etc., since it's the same principle? Thanks!
  18. Frankied22 macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010

    Yea you won't be swimming with it. Apple doesn't even recommend showering with it on.
  19. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    For real? I thought it's waterproof.
  20. Frankied22 macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010

    It's water resistant. All that means is you can get it a little wet, like washing your hands. You can't shower with it or go swimming with it.
  21. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    A VERY important question, no one has asked yet

    Will there be an APP or can 3rd parties create their own watch face's

    Or can we only use & mod the watch faces Apple have designed?

    I would imagine a LOT of resentment if owners could only use 'Officially Approved' watch face designs.

    Knowing Apple however, I personally would not be surprised if they do not allow this, they wish to keep full control, and you will only be allowed to use official Apple approved watch faces.
  22. LarrySJ macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2014
    Different from a Nano?

    Several years ago I, along with others, purchased a strap and attempted to use the Nano as a watch. Unfortunately, due the extreme battery drain the display was limited, as I recall, to about 30 seconds before sleeping. So, my concern with the :apple:Watch, was the reference to "raise your wrist to view ...". I hope this does not mean that the display sleeps until you raise your hand.

    I realize that the Nano was not originally designed to be a watch, so I'm hoping that the :apple:Watch can be continuously displayed. Perhaps I've misunderstood or missed an answer to this question from the keynote or the Apple site and hope that someone else can clarify. -Thanks
  23. FatMax macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2007
    The screen turns on when you flip or raise your wrist..
  24. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    During the keynote Cook said he couldn't wait to see where developers take this. In the ABC interview Ive mentioned 'millions' of combinations. You won't get that from the 12 watch faces Apple designed. If they're opening up the watch to apps (and opened iOS to 3rd party keyboards and widgets) why would they restrict watch faces to only Apple designed ones? This isn't Steve Job's Apple anymore.
  25. bbbobbb macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Blood Pressure?

    Does the Apple Watch measure blood pressure natively ?

    On the Sep 9th ABC Nightline David Muir said it would but he is not Apple...

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