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Apple Watch Makes Its Debut

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Apple has finally jumped into the wearables game. On Tuesday, it unveiled the Apple Watch, it's long-rumored smartwatch, in two different sizes.

The Apple Watch also features:

  • A wireless charger that clips to the back of the watch magnetically.
  • A sapphire crystal display, the same extremely hard material used for the iPhone's camera.
  • A "digital crown" on the side of the watch to scroll through items, zoom and return to the home screen.
  • A wide range of bands and finishes, including an 18-karat gold edition.
  • A heart-rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope and the ability to send vibrations to your friends by touching your Apple Watch.
  • Turn-by-turn directions that lets users know which direction to go by vibrating in a certain way.

The Apple Watch still relies on the iPhone to operate, which means it can't be used on its own, much like smartwatches from competitors like Samsung and LG. The watch, which will go on sale "early next year" for $349, requires an iPhone 5 or higher.

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