Apple Watch is coming. At this point, if Apple’s ‘early 2015’ announcement is still on track, we’re probably just two months away from getting a solid release date for the fashion-focused wearable. And when it does eventually make its way into Apple stores and boutiques across the world, you can be sure that the product will be extremely difficult to get hold of for at least a few weeks. If you’re one of the people sitting on the fence when it comes to whether or not to pick one up, waiting until the day after the launch will be too late. So, to help you make your mind up, here are the five major reasons that you should throw caution to the wind, pull out your credit card and get in that queue.
The built-in heartbeat sensors,pedometer and barometer combine to make Apple Watch the ultimate fitness companion. The watch will feature its own built-in fitness app that will sync with the iPhone so you can track exactly how you’ve performed each day. But this isn’t just another fitness band – the software will learn from how
2. Apps, apps, apps
Now that WatchKit has been launched for developers, they’ve started working on their own third-party apps for Apple Watch. If the iPhone and iPad have taught us anything, it’s that third-party apps are the cornerstone of an outstanding product.
3. Getting personal
This is the first Apple device that you will wear on your body, making it inherently more personal than anything you’ve used before. But Apple is working hard to take it further than just wearing – the built-in Taptic engine will gently vibrate to alert you whenever new information appears. Plus, the new ways to communicate with other Apple Watch users, including sending your heartbeat or a small sketch, are much more intimate than a text message.
4. Apple Pay
The service may not have debuted outside of the US at the moment, but Apple Pay took just 72 hours to become more popular than all other contactless payment competitors combined. The new payment system is fast, easy to use and has the support of a huge number of banks – when it rolls out elsewhere in the world, you’re going to want to be onboard.
5. In control
Apple Watch is the remote you can never lose. Whether it’s controlling your iPhone by sending messages and emails without having to pull your mobile out your pocket, or controlling your home with apps like Philips Hue, Apple Watch is insanely adaptable. It might be a small device, but it crams in more features than you can shake a stick at.