Apple Watches run on iOS, and offer a mix of features, including health-oriented and fitness-tracking tools. The list of functions available with an Apple Watch varies with the generation. Besides a refreshed design, newer models offer improved hardware support and quicker software performance.
Choosing the Right Apple Watch
Start by deciding on a model. Older Apple Watch series devices are typically more affordable, while newer models offer more features and usability. You should also consider the correct watch size for your wrist; watches range from 38mm to 44mm. Pick a watch that delivers ample screen size without feeling too heavy. Finally, decide on a design. Apple Watches are available in an assortment of finishes, including space gray, gold, silver, and stainless steel. You'll also find a wide selection of Apple Watch sport bands and straps.
Standard Apple Watch vs. Nike Sports Apple Watch
The Apple Watch Nike+ series marks a special version of the Apple Watch for runners. Watches in this collection feature customized Nike watch faces, specialized running software, and a different strap design that makes it easier for runners to wear. Nike Sport Apple watches also include all the same features found with standard Apple versions in the same series.
Using an Apple Watch Without an iPhone
Some Apple Watch features don't require an iPhone. You can still play music, view photos, check your heart rate, track your workouts, and check the time without a phone, Wi-Fi, or cellular connection. However, you'll need a compatible iPhone to set up and use the full capabilities of an Apple Watch. Note that watches cannot be used with an Apple iPad.
Are Apple Watches Waterproof?
The waterproof rating varies with different models. For example, the Apple Watch Series 1 is splash and water resistant but not waterproof, which means you can wear it while washing your hands, but it's not suitable for swimming. Newer Apple Watches have water resistances up to 164 feet and more, which makes them safe for showering or swimming.
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