An Essential Guide to the Apple Watch

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Presentations are the worst. Sure, you endure them at work because you have to and occasionally chime in because it will make you look good, but you really don’t want to be there. 

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Bits of knowledge can be obtained throughout, but they certainly aren’t worth the tedious hours spent nodding in faux approval, and mostly nodding off in your chair.

Which begs the question, do you need to watch Apple’s special event today? Is it worth it to see Tim Cook do his best Steve Jobs impression for hours, sans turtleneck, and brag about all of their new accomplishments?  Nah.  You just want the highlights? No problem.

Here are your Apple (AAPL) Watch basics if you’re thinking of buying in.

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When can I get it?

Pre-orders for the products start on April 10, 2015.  They will begin shipping on April 24, 2015.

Using with your Smartphone

You cannot use any smartphone other than an IPhone to synch up with your Apple Watch.  In addition, the only IPhone models currently available that will work with the Apple Watch are the IPhone 5, IPhone 5c, IPhone 5s, & IPhone 6. 

Best New Feature

Research Kit.  The Research kit allows users to track symptoms and improve your overall health.  The company has teamed with some of the country’s leading hospitals to narrow in on specific ailments/diseases including AsthmaHealth (asthma),  MyHeart Counts (heart health), Parkinson mPower (Parkinson’s disease), GlucoSuccess (blood glucose levels), & Share the Journey (breast cancer).

It Tells Time

It’s the surprise none of us were anticipating.  At long last, someone figured it out.  Who wants my sundial?

Competition

The Apple Watch is by no means the first “smart watch” to hit the market, but if the IPhone and IPad are any indicators, it certainly has the potential to become the most popular.  But if you can’t wait for April, here are your other options for enhancing your wrist…

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