Apple is getting a lot of attention in the recent pre-order status of its highly-anticipated Apple Watch. Purported owners could get their wrist computers in a matter of 6-week time after pre-ordering. We all know that the Watch is not the first smartwatch in the market; but aside from the thought that it is made by the Cupertino company, what keeps this device apart from the rest? Yes, it's mobility.
Apple Watch Feature: Independent WiFi device
The fact that it is more of a standalone device makes it more appealing to potential buyers. Apple watch can still perform basic functions even when your iPhone is turned off. While Android Wear and Tizen-powered Samsung Gear devices depend heavily on the paired smartphone for most of their functionality, the Apple Watch can connect to a WiFi network even when the iPhone is off or out of range.
The Watch can still perform essential functions via WiFi like sending and receiving texts; and utilizing Siri. This is a great feature nonetheless knowing that you can still make use of this wearable gadget when your iPhone is not available.
You can also view Apple Watch Top 10 Features in our previous post - 10 Apple Watch features that upset other smartwatches.
Apple Watch Price and Availability in the Philippines
Pre-order of the Apple Watch is exclusive online; and delivery will start on 24 April 2015. The device will only be available in the US, UK, China, Japan, Australia, France, Canada, Germany, and Hong Kong. No word for a Philippine launch yet, but we are betting that the Watch will reach PH before June. Nonetheless, you can still buy it in online stores that has international shipping.
These are the estimated prices for APPLE WATCHES when you buy online:
Apple Watch Sport:
38mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band - $349 (PhP15,600)
42mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band - $399 (PhP17,800)
38mm Silver Aluminum Case with Blue Sport Band - $349 (PhP15,600)
38mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band - $549 (PhP24,500)
42mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band - $599 (PhP26,700)
38mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band - $549 (PhP24,500)
Apple Watch Edition:
38mm 18-Karat Rose Gold Case with White Sports Band - $10,000 (PhP446,000)
42mm 18-Karat Rose Gold Case with White Sports Band - $12,000 (PhP535,300)
38mm 18-Karat Yellow Gold Case w/ Black Sports Band - $10,000 (PhP446,000)
*Forex rates may vary.