It’s here, the next-generation Apple Watch Series 5. Unlike its predecessors, this model sports an “Always-On Retina display” that never sleeps, so you’ll be able to catch the time and other important information without having to raise or tap the screen. New location features include built-in compass to help users better navigate their day, while international emergency calling enables you to call emergency services directly from Apple Watch in over 150 countries, even without iPhone nearby. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Elago W6 Stand basically turns your Apple Watch into an iPod Classic, in which the company released six generations as well as a spin-off (iPod Photo) that was later re-integrated into the main lineup. This stand’s real-life counterpart used a 1.8-inch hard drive for storage, but unfortunately, this accessory does not double as a music player. However, you can simply place your Apple Watch in the stand to charge it, and if kept near your bed, you’ll have access to all its key functions, like the alarm clock as well as messages. Product page. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS, 40mm) is being offered for the lowest price yet this year, and you can pick one up for $339 shipped, today only, originally $399. Featuring an over 30% larger display, 50% louder speaker, electrical / optical heart sensors, a digital crown with haptic feedback, an S4 SiP with faster 64-bit dual-core processor, and improved accelerometer / gyroscope for fall detection. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
Industrial designer Jiae Connie Jung is wary of just how easy losing an AirPods earbud is, and thus the AirWatch was conceived. This charging case is not only a storage / charging device, but it snaps directly onto an Apple Watch-like device underneath, all the while mirroring the contents onto its own mini OLED display. When the case is mounted, users can read messages, check notifications, track fitness data, and listen to music. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The 2019 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is set to take place on June 3rd, and one of the most anticipated announcements will be watchOS 6. However, designer Jake Sworski gives us a preview of this refreshed operating system for the Apple Watch ahead of its reveal. Featuring various new watch faces, a sleep tracking function, an improved activity ring, nutrition app, and lots more. Read more for a video and tons of additional pictures.
The Apple Watch Series 3 is perfect for those who don’t need the latest feature of the Series 4 (S4 processor, W3 chip, etc.), and it’s being offered for just $229 shipped, today only, originally $309. It features GPS, an optical heart sensor, digital crown, an S3 dual-core processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and an aluminum case. Product page. Read more for another video explaining why it’s still worth getting one in 2019.
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Apple Watch fans rejoice! Sure, most Apple fans will be looking forward to the iOS 13 reveal at WWDC in June, but some would rather see watchOS 6. If you’re part of the latter group, designer Matt Birchler has just the concept for you. Unlike watchOS 5, this version converts the dock into a grid system for the Series 4 and newer models. The means the 44mm model has more room than ever for things like full previews of your recently used apps. Read more for additional pictures and information.
CVS Health Corp’s health insurer Aetna has partnered with Apple Inc. on a new health app for Apple Watches that uses an individual’s medical history to set personalized health goals. It’s called “Attain” and will reward Aetna customers for meeting activity goals and fulfilling recommended tasks, such as getting vaccinations or refilling medications, with either a subsidy toward the cost of an Apple Watch or gift cards. read more for a video news report and additional information.
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Apple Watch Series 3 refurbs are available today at a great discount, and if you don’t need the slightly larger display and electronic heart rate sensor, it could be the perfect smartwatch. The Series 3 sports a solid rectangular body with the Digital Crown and separate button on the right, along with a speaker and microphone on the left. It’s water-resistant up to 50-meters and it features ultra durable Ion-X glass on the display. Product page. Read more for another Series 3 vs. Series 4 video comparison and additional information.
In a rare move, Apple unexpectedly cuts its revenue forecast for the fiscal first quarter of 2019 due to weakness in China and lower-than-anticipated iPhone revenue. The company now sees first quarter revenue of $84 billion, from the $91.3 billion anticipated previously. “While we anticipated some challenges in key emerging markets, we did not foresee the magnitude of the economic deceleration, particularly in Greater China. In fact, most of our revenue shortfall to our guidance, and over 100 percent of our year-over-year worldwide revenue decline, occurred in Greater China across iPhone, Mac and iPad,” said CEO Tim Cook. Read more for a video explaining what one popular YouTuber would like to see Apple change this year and additional information.