With the release of Apple Watch Series 2, Apple has decided to lower the price of the Apple Watch Series 1 to only $269, while also upgrading its processor. In this article we will be taking a look at the key specs and features of the Apple Watch Series 1.
Apple Watch Series 1 Specs
Take a look at Apple Watch Series 1 Specs, both for the 38 mm and 42 mm versions of the Apple Watch.
|Specs||Apple Watch Series 1|
|Dimensions (L x W)||38.6 mm x 33.33 mm and 42.5 mm x 36.4 mm|
|Thickness||10.5 mm (0.41 inches)|
|Weight||25 grams (38 mm) and 30 grams (42 mm)|
|Display||1.50 Inches (38 mm) and 1.65 Inches (42 mm)|
|Resolution||38 mm: 340 x 272 pixels (290 ppi) and 42 mm: 390 x 312 pixels (303 ppi)|
|Processor||Dual Core S1P Processor|
|Battery||205 mAh (38 mm) and 250 mAh (42 mm)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyrometer, heart rate|
|Others||NFC, Bluetooth, Dual Band Wi-Fi|
|Price||$269 (38 mm) and $299 (42 mm)|
Apple Watch Series 1 Specs and Features
The Apple Watch has become the number 2 best selling watch (not just smartwatch but watch) after Rolex and this is in part due to the impressive features the Apple Watch offers.
⦁ Retina Display with Force Touch: The Apple Watch Series 1 sports an OLED Retina display with force touch. The 38 mm version has a resolution of 290 ppi while the 42 mm version is slightly higher at 303 ppi.
⦁ New Dual Core Processor: As mentioned above, Apple Watch Series 1 has received an upgrade to its processor. It is now powered by Apple’s new dual core processor which should make it run faster.
⦁ Reduced Price: With the release of Apple Watch Series 2, Apple has significantly discounted the Apple Watch Series 1, reducing its entry level price from $349 to an affordable $269.
⦁ Splash Resistant: The Apple Watch Series 1 is splash resistant, you can use it in the rain, wash your hands with it on, but you can’t take it for a swim.
⦁ Pokemon Go: Yes Pokemon go is really coming to the Apple Watch, the app on the Apple Watch will warn users when it senses Pokemon’s are nearby, shows how many kilometres to hatch an egg and lots of other neat features.
⦁ Track Your Activity: With the Apple Watch Series 1 you can track your activities and workouts and view your workout data – like how many steps you’ve walked and how many calories you have lost.
⦁ 8 GB Storage: Of the 8 GB Storage, 3 GB is used by the OS, 3 GB is allocated for app downloads and 2 GB for music
⦁ Up to 18 Hours Battery Life: The Apple Watch Series 1 has a battery life of around 18 hours, just good enough to last for an entire day.
⦁ Monitor Your Health: The Apple Watch Series 1 features a Heart rate Sensor which will allow you to monitor your heart rate. The data is then sent to your iPhone, from where you will be able to take a look at your hear rate pattern over a period of time.
⦁ Easily Switch Bands: The Apple Watch allows users to easily switch out old bands with new bands. New bands, including Leather bands can be purchased from the Apple Store.
⦁ Siri Built In: Siri is quite popular with iPhone users and luckily Siri is also there to help you on Apple Watch Series 1. You can ask Siri to set reminders, check the weather and much more right on the Apple Watch.
⦁ Answer Calls and Reply to Message on your Watch: The Apple Watch Series 1 features a built-in microphone and speaker, you can make use of these to answer incoming phone calls and reply to messages right from your Apple Watch.
⦁ Use Apple Pay: Apple Pay is built-in to Apple Watch Series 1, you can make use of Apple Pay to go shopping and pay in stores with your Apple Watch, without having to pull out your iPhone.
⦁ Multiple Designs and Colours: The Apple Watch comes in 38 mm and 42 mm versions and is available in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold and Space Gray colours.