The anticipated release date of the Apple Watch has been announced, as well as details of the device’s capabilities as a health and fitness companion…

Apple Watch in set of three

In brief

Price: £299 to £13,500 (depending on strap and metal choice)

Release date: April 24

Battery life: 18 hours on one use

Fitness applications

The Apple Watch has been designed to give you a complete picture of your all-day activity. The Activity app uses three rings to show your daily progress in terms of calories-burned, brisk activity achieved and how often you’ve stood up to have a break from sitting – it will even notify you if you’ve been sitting too long!

Apple Watch is also described as an advanced sports watch as it gives real-time stats for your favourite workouts including running and cycling. The watch measures all the ways you move and encourages you to keep moving. Over time, it learns your fitness levels and suggests personalised all-day activity goals.

Watch the Apple video on the health and fitness benefits of the device.

Other uses of the Apple Watch include:

  • Checking your heart rate
  • GPS
  • WiFi
  • Answering calls
  • Sending your heart rate to another Apple Watch user
  • Touchless payments
  • Opening hotel room doors

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