Hands-on

Australian T3 - - APPLE WATCH -

Al­ter­na­tively you can even hit the screen with two fin­gers to send over a heart rate image, which vi­brates on that per­son’s arm.

The Ap­ple Watch also has a fea­ture called ‘Glances’, where you can flick up­wards and get a range of dif­fer­ent one-shot views of stuff. Whether it’s the time left un­til your Uber turns up, un­lock­ing your ho­tel room at the W Ho­tel or flick­ing through In­sta­gram im­ages, there’s a lot for de­vel­op­ers to play with here.

Again, how this works may take some get­ting used to – but then so did the iPhone ini­tially. A click of the large but­ton on the side will take you to con­tacts, but a dou­ble click on the dig­i­tal crown (done slowly) will bring the watch face back up. One click takes you back into the spher­i­cal view of apps. Fit­ness The Ap­ple Watch is nei­ther a fit­ness band, watch or fash­ion ac­ces­sory, de­spite tak­ing a bit from each of those camps. It’s hard to de­fine what it re­ally is, which means that users may strug­gle to jus­tify the pur­chase.

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