Apple Watch

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Apple Inc.

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Apple Watch is a line of smartwatches designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It incorporates fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities with integration with iOS and other Apple products and services.
The company's hardware products include the iPhone smartphone, the iPad tablet computer, the Mac personal computer, the iPod portable media player, the Apple Watch smartwatch, the Apple TV digital media player, and the HomePod smart speaker.

Apple Watch Series 3

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The Apple Watch Series 3 was released on September 22, 2017 alongside the discontinuation of the Apple Watch Series 2.
The Apple Watch Series 3 is the third-generation model of the Apple Watch.

IPhone

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Apple Watch relies on a wireless connection to an iPhone to perform many of its default functions such as calling and texting.
The XS and XS Max feature an improved Super Retina Display with Dolby Vision and HDR10 support with the XS Max featuring a larger 6.5" display, improved cameras with Smart HDR, and the A12 Bionic chip. The iPhone XS and XS Max are IP68 water, liquid, and dust resistant which allow the devices to be submerged in up to 2 meters for a duration of 30 minutes, while iPhone XR retained the IP67 certification found in the first-generation iPhone X and also features an IPS LCD display instead of the OLED displays found in the higher end models. The iPhone XS/XS Max's IP68 certifications were tested using various liquids such as chlorinated-water, salt water, tea, wine, beer, and juices. Apple also announced the fourth generation of Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 4.

Kevin Lynch (computing)

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Kevin Lynch was hired by Apple to make wearable technology for the wrist.
Lynch has been responsible for developing the software of Apple's smartwatch project, the Apple Watch, a device he demonstrated at the September 2014 Apple Launch Event.

Apple Store

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Initially, the Apple Watch was not available at the Apple Store.
Apple Store is a chain of retail stores owned and operated by Apple Inc. The stores sell Mac personal computers, iPhone smartphones, iPad tablet computers, iPod portable media players, Apple Watch smartwatches, Apple TV digital media players, software, and select third-party accessories.

Apple Watch Series 2

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The second generation of Apple Watches were released in two tiers in September 2016: the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2, while the first generation was discontinued.
The Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 are the second-generation model of the Apple Watch.

Force Touch

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For input, the watch includes a "digital crown", which can be turned to scroll or zoom and pressed to return to the home screen, and a touchscreen that features Force Touch technology, which makes it pressure-sensitive and capable of distinguishing between a tap and a press.
The technology was first unveiled on September 9, 2014, during the introduction of Apple Watch.

Activity tracker

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Apple Watch is a line of smartwatches designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It incorporates fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities with integration with iOS and other Apple products and services.
The Apple Watch and some other smart watches offer fitness tracker functions.

Smartwatch

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Apple Watch is a line of smartwatches designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It incorporates fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities with integration with iOS and other Apple products and services.
On 9 September 2014, Apple Inc. announced its first smartwatch called Apple Watch to be released in early 2015.

Apple S1

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The first-generation Apple Watch uses the single-core S1 system-on-chip. The Series 1 has a variant of the Apple S2 processor with GPS removed known as the Apple S1P.
The Apple S1 is the integrated computer in the Apple Watch, and it is described as a "System in Package" (SiP) by Apple Inc.

Haptic technology

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It uses a linear actuator called the "Taptic Engine" to provide haptic feedback when an alert or a notification is received, and is used for other purposes by certain apps.
In 2015 Apple started to sell a wrist watch which included skin tap sensing of notifications and alerts to mobile phone of the watch wearer.

System on a chip

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The first-generation Apple Watch uses the single-core S1 system-on-chip.
S series and W series, in Apple Watches.

WatchOS

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Apple Watch runs watchOS, whose interface is based around a home screen with circular app icons.
watchOS is the mobile operating system of the Apple Watch, developed by Apple Inc. It is based on the iOS operating system and has many similar features.

Inductive charging

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Apple Watch is charged by means of inductive charging, using a cable similar to the MagSafe cable from Apple's MacBook family of laptops.
September 9, 2014 Apple announced Apple Watch (released on April 24, 2015), which uses wireless inductive charging.

Apple Pay

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Apple Watch also supports Apple Pay, and enables its use with older iPhone models that do not contain near-field communication (NFC) support.
It is supported on the iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac.

Apple Maps

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Apple Watch's default apps are designed to interact with their iOS counterparts, such as Mail, Phone, Calendar, Messages, Maps, Music, Photos, Reminders, Remote (which can control iTunes and Apple TV), Stocks, and Wallet.
In the next year, Apple Maps was added to the operating system of the new Apple Watch, which was released on April 24, 2015.

Apple TV

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Apple Watch's default apps are designed to interact with their iOS counterparts, such as Mail, Phone, Calendar, Messages, Maps, Music, Photos, Reminders, Remote (which can control iTunes and Apple TV), Stocks, and Wallet.
The device has no integrated controls and can only be controlled externally, either by an Apple Remote or Siri Remote control device (with which it is sold) using its infrared/Bluetooth capability, by the Apple TV Remote app (downloadable from App Store) on iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple Watch, using its Wi-Fi capability, or by some third-party infrared remotes.

Siri

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Rumors surrounded an Apple-developed wearable device back as far as 2011, which conceptualized the device as a variation of the iPod that would curve around the user's wrist, and feature Siri integration.

IOS 8

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During its debut, the first generation Apple Watch needed to be paired with an iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8.2 or later; this version of iOS introduced the Apple Watch app, which is used to advertise Apple Watch, pairing with an iPhone, customize settings and loaded apps, and highlight compatible apps from the App Store.
The update included support for the Apple Watch, with the Apple Watch app on iPhone, providing App Store and configuration options access; Health with options for units of measurement; as well as lots of stability improvements and bug fixes.

Hermès

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On September 9, 2015, Apple launched a new subset of Apple Watch in collaboration with Hermès.
In 2015, Hermès partnered with Apple Inc. to produce the Apple Watch Hermès, combining Apple's smartwatch with Hermès's specially crafted single tour, double tour, and cuff watch bands.

Heart rate monitor

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The watch is equipped with a built-in heart rate sensor, which uses both infrared and visible-light LEDs and photodiodes.
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WatchKit

watchOS supports third-party applications; a WatchKit app runs in the background on the iPhone as an application extension while a set of native user interface resources are installed on Apple Watch.
WatchKit is a framework provided by Apple in order to develop interfaces for Apple Watch applications.

Apple-designed processors

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Other changes include the digital crown incorporating haptic feedback with the Apple Haptic Engine and includes the new Apple-designed W3 wireless chip.
The Apple "S" series is a family of "Systems in Package" (SiP) used in the Apple Watch.

Apple S2

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The Series 1 has a variant of the Apple S2 processor with GPS removed known as the Apple S1P.
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IOS 10

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Similar to the feature on the Apple Watch, "Raise to Wake" wakes up the device when the user lifts it. This function requires a device with an M9 motion coprocessor or newer.