Apple Watch

Long awaited and highly speculated, Apple’s iWatch is finally here, minus the “i” and plus a . The Apple Watch doesn’t simply replicate a smartphone’s features on smaller scale, and that’s a good thing, since gesturing on such a small display would be rather difficult. Instead, navigating through its home screen and apps is accomplished via a capacitive display — the first to differentiate taps and presses — plus a scrolling digital crown that acts to both execute functions, such as zooming in, and doubles as the home button when pressed. In terms of functionality, Apple Watch connects with your iPhone to display and respond to messages or mail using Siri, make phone calls, double as a fitness coach (partially thanks to specialized hardware like a pulse monitor and accelerometer), display directions via maps, control your music and iPhone camera, double as a credit card with Apple Pay, and much more — frankly, way too many to fit here so hit the features page. A variety of custom alloys ranging from stainless steel to rose gold, several handsome straps (including ultrathin link bracelets, leather, and Milanese mesh), and the ability to choose between a ludicrous amount of customizable faces all work together to make each watch surprisingly personal. Plus, it comes in two sizes to fit nearly any wrist just right.

Arriving early 2015. Read more at Apple – $350+