During their Spring Forward event today Apple revealed that the Apple Watch will soon be available to buy, alongside revealing some more details about the features that it will include when it launches.
Launching in a range of designs and versions, the Apple Watch will be available with a stainless steel case with either a traditional finish or a space black one.
There will also be the Apple Watch Sport available which will feature an anodised aluminium case in silver or space grey. Finally there will also be the Apple Watch Edition which has been designed with an 18-karat fold case in either yellow or rose.
In terms of the Apple Watch’s software it will allow you to do a range of things from your wrist, ranging from customising your watch faces all the way up to allowing you to send/ receive messages/ notifications, take calls right from the watch, or even send a sketch, tap or even a heartbeat to other people who use the Apple Watch.
There will also be a number of specific apps that will add extra features, like the Workout app which can help you track data about your specific workout.
On thing that might be one of the coolest features is that you can actually pay for products and services right from the watch using Apple Pay, all you have to do is put the watch close to the payment terminal after selecting the card you wish to use, the watch will then give you feedbag when you have made the payment.
Apple will only work with the iPhone, which will be used to download the apps for the Apple Watch, which are all accessible through a special application that will allow you to setup notifications for the watch, and download the Apple Watch specific watch for the watch.
The watch will also have what Apple claim to be an 18 hour battery life, which is rechargable via the magnetic charger that can be placed on the back of the watch.
With each of the collections you will be able to choose a number of different bands that include rubber versions for the Apple Watch Sport that are available in green, red, black, grey and blue. The case itself is made from an aluminium that is said to be 60% stronger than standard alloys but just as light as the normal alloys.
The Apple Watch Sport will be $349 for the 38mm version, or $499 for the 42mm version.
The Apple Watch collection will be available with leather bands, rubber bands or with a link connector, all with a range of different colours and designs, made from stainless steel that is 80% harder thanks to Apple’s specialised process.
The Apple Watch will be available from $549 to $1049 for 38mm depending on your watchband, or $699 to $1099 42mm version.
The Apple Watch Edition will be priced from $10,000 in 18-karat solid yellow or rose gold.
All of the watches will be able to pre-order from April 10th, launching on April 24th in a number of countries.