battery life? Battery life? Battery life? Guesses? Seems like that screen is on all the time.
I wonder if Siri was designed--or, originally, acquired--with its potential use on a smartwatch in mind?
That screen CAN'T stay on all the time. Can it?
Forest Gump is playing in Cupertino?
Maps on a tiny screen: pan with finger, zoom with the digital crown. Can also deliver walking and driving directions to venues.
Putting all your photos on the watch? maps? Isn't this a smartphone shrunk down to your wrist?
Having the "taptic" feedback vibrate the direction you should turn when using Maps is a great idea.
Who thinks: I'm so excited--let me prove it to you with my heartbeat!
Unlock hotel room doors by waving watch in front of door. Feature coming to all W hotels.
Pinterest: gives walking directions when you're near a pinned sight.
BMW car location: shows you where you left your car and gives you direction.
Kevin Lynch not the most dynamic presenter. But the portions are huge.
Nike app: challenge friends to go for a run.
Back in 2007, Apple could launch a phone that didn't have third party apps at all. Not a possibility for any device in 2014.
Tim Cook is only now getting around to fitness. And payments haven't been mentioned.
Is unlocking your hotel door with your watch easier than doing so with your phone? Yes. Yes it is. It's a step toward true natural gesture interface, allowing you to live in the world without digging through menus on touchscreens every time you'd like to do something.
What does the watch weigh? I hate working out while wearing a watch. When I wore an UP or Fitbit, that was fine. About as much weight as I was willing to add. I'd be afraid to knock around Apple Watch during a workout.
Will be interesting to see if Apple's own fitness features render the market for third-party ones irrelevant, or whether there's room for meatier ones and ones aimed at specialized audiences.
No one, no one gives a damn about quantified self health data longterm. You get the gist of it within two weeks and then that info is boring.
Like a personal trainer, Apple Watch gets to know you over time--suggest personal, realistic, and achievable goals.
"Apple Watch required some deep innovation. It's a precise timepiece with an incredible ability to customize. It's a new innovative, intimate way to communicate directly from your wrist. And it's a comprehensive health and fitness device, and it is so much more," says Cook.
I think it's a hoot that in 2014, "This is a really accurate clock!" is still a selling point.
"Apple Watch requires iPhone because it's designed to seamlessly work together," says Cook. It is compatible back to the iPhone 5. "This means over 200 million people already can use Apple Watch."
Inductive charging uses magnet that aligns back of watch to the charger.
Apple Watch priced at $349, available early next year, and "it's worth the wait," says Tim Cook.
Tepid response to price in the audience, wasn't it Harry/Alice? Did they expect it to be cheaper?
I didn't hear anything about Apple Pay on the Apple Watch. It's GOT to be coming.