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What Does Apple Watch Mean?

An Apple Watch is a smartwatch manufactured by Apple Inc. It is designed to integrate various fitness tracking and health-related apps with the Apple operating system, iOS. Apple Watch is dependent on iPhone 5 and later models (iOS 8.2 and above) for many of its default functions as well as to access Apple products and services through Bluetooth and/or Wi-Fi.

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Techopedia Explains Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was announced in September 2014 and was available to consumers in April 2015. It quickly became the best-selling wearable gadget across the globe with 4.2 million devices sold in less than 3 months of its release. The Apple Watch allows significant levels of personalization, including modification routines, Siri messages/conversations and third-party customizable bands. An Apple Watch can make phone calls, access voicemails, show new mail or message alerts, show updates on weather, sports, entertainment, show a user’s heart rate, as well as access maps and directions. The device comes in three model options to match users’ differing needs: Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition.

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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.