Sources offer hands-on Apple Watch details: Battery life, unannounced features and more

“Just ahead of the finalized Apple Watch’s presentation at Apple’s March 9th ‘Spring Forward’ event, sources with hands-on Apple Watch experience have revealed a collection of new details about the device’s features to 9to5Mac,” Mark Gurman reports.

“Our sources have offered new information on the Watch’s real-world battery life, health and fitness features, apps, and experiences using Apple’s next-generation touchscreen hardware,” Gurman reports. “Sources have praised the Watch’s next-generation force-sensing touchscreen interface, saying that ‘the screen feels like a giant button than you just want to press in the manner needed for Force Touch.’ A source added that the feature ‘feels natural’ on the small screen.”

Tons more in the full article – very highly recommended – here.


  1. I think people need to stop calling this the gen-one Watch. It’s clearly gen-50 or 60. It almost sounds like a completely different device comparing its capability today to what was rumored to be true 6 months ago.

  2. For iPhone read Hand held computer.

    For Apple Watch read Wrist held computer

    Both are very powerful, intuitive devices; the Apple Watch is the next piece of the “Apple ecosystem experience” that everyone currently part of that “experience” will want to own, whilst those continuing to muddle along with the fragmented Android “sub-standard and insecure experience” will convert in their droves!

  3. I haven’t been this excited about a new product category created by Apple since the iPad announcement. Can’t wait to pre-order my Space Gray 42mm WATCH SPORT at midnight the moment they start taking pre-orders. 😜🚀😱💥😃

  4. After reading the article I am confused and concerned. It appears the Apple Watch does not have a speaker, but the mock-ups show a phone icon. How are users suppose to have “phone” conversations using the watch? If the answer is it requires pairing with a Bluetooth headset than this is incredibly cumbersome and a disappointment. I was anticipating having quick voice conversations with the device and being able to hand-off the conversation to an iPhone if need be. I’m not going to be wearing an earbud or headset 24-7.

    The second concern is some believe the device does not contain a stock app. This was one of the main reasons why I was considering getting an Apple Watch: to quickly glance at the price of AAPL.

    The not responding to emails is understandable as emails are typically much longer than text messages and would be too awkward with voice input.

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