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Apple Watch vs Apple Watch Sport: Unboxing and full comparison (Video)

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If you’re still debating on which Apple Watch model to order, we may have a bit of help/advice to offer. Apple Watch Sport is the cheapest option to go for, but what exactly will you be missing over one that’s more expensive? Well, we took the plunge, picked up a few of them, and put together a helpful comparison video between these models…

First off, it’s important to note that not only is there a difference in materials between the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport, there’s also a major difference in presentation. Apple Watch is packaged to seem like more of a premium product over its sporty brother. That’s not to say one is definitely better than the other when it comes to opening the box, but there are a few things that could make the decision easier.

The packaging on Apple Watch is designed to appear like it came straight from a jewelry shop. The box it comes with is large and square (unlike the rectangular box with the Sport version) and inside you’ll find a compact case to protect the Apple Watch during storage or traveling. Apple Watch Sport includes a similar box (but much longer). While the Sport’s box isn’t low quality by any means, there’s something about Apple Watch’s presentation that makes the extra bit of money seem worth it. But check out the video below and be the judge yourself.

Watch our Apple Watch vs Sport unboxing & comparison video:

Obviously fancier packaging is not the only thing you’ll get with Apple Watch. The materials being used are very different as well. On the front side of Apple Watch, the display is covered in sapphire crystal, while Apple Watch Sport features a much weaker Ion-X glass. On the back side, the sensors are housed by a ceramic plate on Apple Watch, while the Sport variation is made up of composite.

The most visible difference between these two models comes down to the casing materials. Apple Watch Sport is made from 7000 series aluminum. The Space Gray Sport we’ve shown in the above video is a very sleek device, but nothing shines like the 316L stainless steel used to create the Apple Watch casing. Along with that, the 2m magnetic charging docks between these two are different. Apple Watch’s charger has a brushed steel casing, while the Sport’s is plastic.

As far as software goes, there won’t be any differences and the overall form-factor will remain the same unless you go with the much smaller 38mm casing shown in the comparison video above. Either way, hopefully this comparison video will help identify all of the differences between Apple’s smartwatch options. Personally, I prefer the Apple Watch over the Sport, but this is still a first generation product. You’re money may be better placed in a light investment of a Sport for now. Both models are great, but it really depends on what you’re looking for.


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Apple Watch vs Apple Watch Sport: Unboxing and full comparison (Video)

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If you’re still debating on which Apple Watch model to order, we may have a bit of help/advice to offer. Apple Watch Sport is the cheapest option to go for, but what exactly will you be missing over one that’s more expensive? Well, we took the plunge, picked up a few of them, and put together a helpful comparison video between these models…

First off, it’s important to note that not only is there a difference in materials between the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport, there’s also a major difference in presentation. Apple Watch is packaged to seem like more of a premium product over its sporty brother. That’s not to say one is definitely better than the other when it comes to opening the box, but there are a few things that could make the decision easier.

The packaging on Apple Watch is designed to appear like it came straight from a jewelry shop. The box it comes with is large and square (unlike the rectangular box with the Sport version) and inside you’ll find a compact case to protect the Apple Watch during storage or traveling. Apple Watch Sport includes a similar box (but much longer). While the Sport’s box isn’t low quality by any means, there’s something about Apple Watch’s presentation that makes the extra bit of money seem worth it. But check out the video below and be the judge yourself.

Watch our Apple Watch vs Sport unboxing & comparison video:

Obviously fancier packaging is not the only thing you’ll get with Apple Watch. The materials being used are very different as well. On the front side of Apple Watch, the display is covered in sapphire crystal, while Apple Watch Sport features a much weaker Ion-X glass. On the back side, the sensors are housed by a ceramic plate on Apple Watch, while the Sport variation is made up of composite.

The most visible difference between these two models comes down to the casing materials. Apple Watch Sport is made from 7000 series aluminum. The Space Gray Sport we’ve shown in the above video is a very sleek device, but nothing shines like the 316L stainless steel used to create the Apple Watch casing. Along with that, the 2m magnetic charging docks between these two are different. Apple Watch’s charger has a brushed steel casing, while the Sport’s is plastic.

As far as software goes, there won’t be any differences and the overall form-factor will remain the same unless you go with the much smaller 38mm casing shown in the comparison video above. Either way, hopefully this comparison video will help identify all of the differences between Apple’s smartwatch options. Personally, I prefer the Apple Watch over the Sport, but this is still a first generation product. You’re money may be better placed in a light investment of a Sport for now. Both models are great, but it really depends on what you’re looking for.


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Apple Watch Sport unboxing and size comparison (Video)

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Apple Watch has undoubtedly been a long time in the making, but it’s finally here. Today we’re taking a look at the Sport models to see exactly what you get for between $349 to $399. Apple’s strategy for rolling out this product line hasn’t been favored by everyone, but if you were one of the lucky people to place a preorder two weeks ago, here’s what you can expect…

Apple Watch Sport comes in an anodized aluminum case and your choice of either Silver or Space Gray as color options. There are 38mm and 42mm size options and by default it ships with a “durable fluoroelastomer” band in a variety of colors that can be sized to fit S/M or M/L wrists. There are a total of 10 models available for Apple Watch Sport and today we’re looking at the 38mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band and the 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band.

Inside of the box, you’ll find the Apple Watch Sport, a 2m magnetic charging cable, 5w USB power adapter, Sport band (with an “adapter” for configuring different sizes), and a quick start guide. Unfortunately, you won’t find any of those famous Apple stickers inside of this box. I know, sad times.

Check out our Apple Watch unboxing & comparison video below:

When comparing the 42mm and 38mm sizes on my wrist, it’s obvious which size works out better. My wrists are simply too large to wear a 38mm Apple Watch full-time. In case you’re curious, my wrist measures approximately 175mm. Because of this, I’m likely a better fit for the 42mm with a M/L band configuration. For any other band Apple sells, the medium version fits perfectly.

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42mm vs 38mm on my wrist.

As for first impressions, the Sport model feels well-built. It’s definitely not as flashy as Apple Watch, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I like the look of the Silver Sport. Of course, a favorite among preorder sales is definitely the Space Gray Sport model. The finish looks very sleek and in my opinion, better than the Silver version. Either way, if you went with the Sport model, you will not be disappointed in the materials used. Though it’s likely that I’ll swap out this Sport band for another third-party option in the future.

The software experience can be a bit confusing at first. There are so many different options and navigation methods. It may take a while for you to get used to things, but it’s fairly easy to learn. We detailed some of the software experience in our initial hands-on during a try-on appointment, but stay tuned for more coverage on Apple Watch and its features.

Be sure to check out the above video for our unboxing and comparison between the 42mm and 38mm Apple Watch Sport models. We’ll be bringing more detailed coverage throughout the coming weeks, but hopefully this brief unboxing and comparison will help you decide between the sizes and colors.


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Apple Watch Sport unboxing and size comparison (Video)

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Apple Watch has undoubtedly been a long time in the making, but it’s finally here. Today we’re taking a look at the Sport models to see exactly what you get for between $349 to $399. Apple’s strategy for rolling out this product line hasn’t been favored by everyone, but if you were one of the lucky people to place a preorder two weeks ago, here’s what you can expect…

Apple Watch Sport comes in an anodized aluminum case and your choice of either Silver or Space Gray as color options. There are 38mm and 42mm size options and by default it ships with a “durable fluoroelastomer” band in a variety of colors that can be sized to fit S/M or M/L wrists. There are a total of 10 models available for Apple Watch Sport and today we’re looking at the 38mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band and the 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band.

Inside of the box, you’ll find the Apple Watch Sport, a 2m magnetic charging cable, 5w USB power adapter, Sport band (with an “adapter” for configuring different sizes), and a quick start guide. Unfortunately, you won’t find any of those famous Apple stickers inside of this box. I know, sad times.

Check out our Apple Watch unboxing & comparison video below:

When comparing the 42mm and 38mm sizes on my wrist, it’s obvious which size works out better. My wrists are simply too large to wear a 38mm Apple Watch full-time. In case you’re curious, my wrist measures approximately 175mm. Because of this, I’m likely a better fit for the 42mm with a M/L band configuration. For any other band Apple sells, the medium version fits perfectly.

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42mm vs 38mm on my wrist.

As for first impressions, the Sport model feels well-built. It’s definitely not as flashy as Apple Watch, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I like the look of the Silver Sport. Of course, a favorite among preorder sales is definitely the Space Gray Sport model. The finish looks very sleek and in my opinion, better than the Silver version. Either way, if you went with the Sport model, you will not be disappointed in the materials used. Though it’s likely that I’ll swap out this Sport band for another third-party option in the future.

The software experience can be a bit confusing at first. There are so many different options and navigation methods. It may take a while for you to get used to things, but it’s fairly easy to learn. We detailed some of the software experience in our initial hands-on during a try-on appointment, but stay tuned for more coverage on Apple Watch and its features.

Be sure to check out the above video for our unboxing and comparison between the 42mm and 38mm Apple Watch Sport models. We’ll be bringing more detailed coverage throughout the coming weeks, but hopefully this brief unboxing and comparison will help you decide between the sizes and colors.


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Jony Ive & Marc Newson discuss the design, usability, & materials of Apple Watch (Video)

As the Apple Watch arrives in the hands of customers, Vogue has shared a video interview with Jony Ive and Marc Newson, in which the two discuss the design process of the device. Ive and designer Newson both discuss the reasons that customers may purchase the Apple Watch, as well as their own opinions on the design and the choices that went into the design process. The interview, conducted by Suzy Menkes, was held at the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Florence, Italy.

Marc Newson, when asked about the reason for Apple making a watch, said that the wrist seemed like the obvious next step for Apple and its future. “The wrist has always been, for hundreds of years, one of the best places on the body to put an object,” Newson said. “It’s not a new discovery.”

Jony Ive explained that his decision to design the Apple Watch with gold was based almost entirely on his love for the material. Price and the appeal of creating a luxury product did not play into the decision at all, he claimed.

The use of gold wasn’t driven by some predetermined price point. That absolutely wasn’t the reason we chose the material. We chose the material because we loved it. And we didn’t just buy it off the shelf, we designed our own gold and we loved its attributes and how it felt and its color and that it’s much harder than traditional goal. It really is our love of material that drives what we do.
Ive was then asked about his motivation to design beautiful products. The designer used the opportunity to point out that much of what he sees around him is carelessly designed with a predetermined price point and timetable.
Sadly, so much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness. It describes something that was built for a price point and on a timetable. We see that the objects we develop describe the people who made them and what they believe in.
Finally, Ive discussed how hard Apple worked to make the Apple Watch usable for everyone. Ive avoided the primary question of whether he thought the Watch was aimed at a younger crowd and instead said that if the device is seen as difficult to use by anyone, then Apple had failed.

I think that we’re on a path that is the same as the one that Apple was on in the seventies, which is trying make technology more approachable and personal. If people are saying they felt ostracized by and struggled to use the technology, then we failed.

What I know is our intent has remained the same and is consistent, which is to try to take what is remarkable tech in terms of its capability and utility and make it more and more personal. The consequences of that path I’m not aware of, other than that I hope people will like the Watch and find it personal and beautiful.

You can read our previous coverage of Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s interview with Vogue here.


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Jony Ive & Marc Newson discuss the design, usability, & materials of Apple Watch (Video)

As the Apple Watch arrives in the hands of customers, Vogue has shared a video interview with Jony Ive and Marc Newson, in which the two discuss the design process of the device. Ive and designer Newson both discuss the reasons that customers may purchase the Apple Watch, as well as their own opinions on the design and the choices that went into the design process. The interview, conducted by Suzy Menkes, was held at the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Florence, Italy.

Marc Newson, when asked about the reason for Apple making a watch, said that the wrist seemed like the obvious next step for Apple and its future. “The wrist has always been, for hundreds of years, one of the best places on the body to put an object,” Newson said. “It’s not a new discovery.”

Jony Ive explained that his decision to design the Apple Watch with gold was based almost entirely on his love for the material. Price and the appeal of creating a luxury product did not play into the decision at all, he claimed.

The use of gold wasn’t driven by some predetermined price point. That absolutely wasn’t the reason we chose the material. We chose the material because we loved it. And we didn’t just buy it off the shelf, we designed our own gold and we loved its attributes and how it felt and its color and that it’s much harder than traditional goal. It really is our love of material that drives what we do.
Ive was then asked about his motivation to design beautiful products. The designer used the opportunity to point out that much of what he sees around him is carelessly designed with a predetermined price point and timetable.
Sadly, so much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness. It describes something that was built for a price point and on a timetable. We see that the objects we develop describe the people who made them and what they believe in.
Finally, Ive discussed how hard Apple worked to make the Apple Watch usable for everyone. Ive avoided the primary question of whether he thought the Watch was aimed at a younger crowd and instead said that if the device is seen as difficult to use by anyone, then Apple had failed.

I think that we’re on a path that is the same as the one that Apple was on in the seventies, which is trying make technology more approachable and personal. If people are saying they felt ostracized by and struggled to use the technology, then we failed.

What I know is our intent has remained the same and is consistent, which is to try to take what is remarkable tech in terms of its capability and utility and make it more and more personal. The consequences of that path I’m not aware of, other than that I hope people will like the Watch and find it personal and beautiful.

You can read our previous coverage of Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s interview with Vogue here.


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Apple posts Apple Watch guided tour videos for Apple Pay, Activity & Workout apps

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Update: Apple has now uploaded today’s three new Guided Tour videos to YouTube, as well. They are embedded below.

Apple this evening has updated its Apple Watch Guided Tour webpage with three new videos. These new videos highlight Apple Pay, Activity, and Workout features of the Apple Watch.

The videos demonstrate the ability to pay via Apple Pay on your Apple Watch, track your daily activity with the Activity app, and set workout goals, regiments, and track heart rate via the Workout app.

The Apple Pay video demonstrates the process of double clicking the side button to bring up your default card. From there, the video shows the process of adding additional cards and choosing between them from the Apple Watch. The Activity video shows how the app will suggest three simple tasks that will improve the quality of your life. The video goes on to demonstrate the process of setting up the more specific features of the app and shows how to take advantage of those features. Finally, the Workout app video shows how to navigate through the interface and set goals, track progress, and video achievements.

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Apple first launched this series of videos earlier this month. So far, there are videos for today’s three new additions, as well as Phone Calls, Siri interactions, Maps navigation, the Music app, Messages, Faces, and Digital Touch.

All of the videos are available on Apple’s Guided Tours webpage and should be uploaded to YouTube soon.




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