TORONTO – Apple has finally shared the last details about its long-awaited smartwatch. The good news is Canadians only have to wait a month to pre-order the Apple Watch; the bad news is you might not be able to afford the one you want.
The Apple Watch will officially be available for pre-order on April 10, but won’t be available in Canadian retail stores until April 24.
Apple CEO Tim Cook shared pricing details of all three Apple Watch models Monday during a live media event in San Francisco, California.
Here’s how it breaks down in Canadian dollars:
- Apple Watch Sport: $449 for the 38 mm version, $519 for the 42 mm version
- Apple Watch: $699 to $1,459, depending on your choice of band
- Apple Watch Edition: Starting at $13,000
While Apple didn’t talk about any features that weren’t previously discussed when the company first unveiled the Apple Watch during its iPhone 6 launch event in September, Cook and his team did go into more detail about how the device would work.
The “most advanced timepiece ever created” – according to Cook – will allow users to customize their watch face and swipe up and down to see “glances” of apps like a calendar, a heart rate monitor and notifications. Users will also have access to third party apps, including popular social media tools like Instagram.
The Apple Watch will also allow users to make phone calls from their wrists.
Cook showed off some of the device’s fitness capabilities, which include the ability to track movements and workouts, and even warn users when they’ve been sitting for too long.
One of the biggest questions surrounding Apple Watch was how long its battery would last.
Cook assured potential users that the battery would last 18 hours on “an average day,” but didn’t go into specifics beyond that.
Users will charge the device through a special magnetic connector that will attach itself to the back of the Apple Watch face.