Apple Teases Smart Watch for March 9 Media Event

The media invitation Apple sent out for a March 9 "special event" doesn't offer details about the reason for the gathering. However, the "Spring Forward" message on the invite is leading many to believe the star of the occasion will be the soon-to-launch Apple Watch.

"Spring forward," of course, is the saying that helps most of us remember to set our clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time. This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8, just a day before Apple's special event.

The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Pacific time, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The Apple Watch itself is set to hit the market sometime in April.

iPhone, Apple Pay Integration

Apple announced its take on the "smart" watch last September, on the same day it revealed news about the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and iOS 8. In unveiling the Apple Watch, CEO Tim Cook said the device would be "the most personal product we've ever made."

Featuring a "Digital Crown" to enable scrolling, zooming and navigating, the Apple Watch will allow users to send and receive messages and answer calls via an integrated iPhone.

Other Apple Watch features will enable users to manage their calendars, check on stock prices, get directions or find information about their current location. The timepiece will also support the Apple Pay mobile payment system and Passbook boarding passes for airline travel, and let users control their Apple TV digital media players.

Several health and fitness capabilities initially promised for the Apple Watch, however, will not be included. Plans to have the watch monitor heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels were dropped because the sensors were too inconsistent, according to a report last week in The Wall Street Journal....

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Apple Teases Smart Watch for March 9 Media Event

The media invitation Apple sent out for a March 9 "special event" doesn't offer details about the reason for the gathering. However, the "Spring Forward" message on the invite is leading many to believe the star of the occasion will be the soon-to-launch Apple Watch.

"Spring forward," of course, is the saying that helps most of us remember to set our clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Saving Time. This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8, just a day before Apple's special event.

The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Pacific time, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The Apple Watch itself is set to hit the market sometime in April.

iPhone, Apple Pay Integration

Apple announced its take on the "smart" watch last September, on the same day it revealed news about the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay and iOS 8. In unveiling the Apple Watch, CEO Tim Cook said the device would be "the most personal product we've ever made."

Featuring a "Digital Crown" to enable scrolling, zooming and navigating, the Apple Watch will allow users to send and receive messages and answer calls via an integrated iPhone.

Other Apple Watch features will enable users to manage their calendars, check on stock prices, get directions or find information about their current location. The timepiece will also support the Apple Pay mobile payment system and Passbook boarding passes for airline travel, and let users control their Apple TV digital media players.

Several health and fitness capabilities initially promised for the Apple Watch, however, will not be included. Plans to have the watch monitor heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels were dropped because the sensors were too inconsistent, according to a report last week in The Wall Street Journal....

Comments are closed.