Apple Watch SE Video Review by OSReviews
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Titre Original: Apple Watch Series 0 (Gen 1) in 2023 Review - Does it Still Work?
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Hey y'all here OS reviews today we're taking a look back at the original Apple watch Generation 1 here in 2023 time really does fly this original model was released by Apple in April of 2015 which means that it's
now nearing eight years old it was a time where there were already smart wearables on the market from companies like Pebble and Samsung but arguably it was Apple that really popularized this trend at the time though it was met with a fair amount of skepticism there was a 38 millimeter variant and a larger 42 millimeter that we have here which respectively had 1.3 inch and 1.5 inch OLED displays the most popular being the 7000 series aluminum sports model and there was also a slightly more premium stainless steel version between the two models it was the exact same specifications except for the build for instance both of these watches were worn Without Really any additional protective casing and you can tell how the ionic glass aka the tempered glass similar to smartphone screens will begin to show a little bit more of scratching as the olophobic coating starts to wear down instead of using ceramic they went with a plastic polycarbonate frame for the optical sensor part so you can tell that when you are repeatedly putting this onto the charger every single day it wears down the plastic a little bit more so it's easier to get it scuffed up even though you're not really turning the watch around and looking at it too often but that is one additional difference compared to the more premium build which has that ceramic the cheapest version here of the 42 millimeter aluminum actually retailed for 400 bucks and then that stainless steel model at six hundred dollars but thankfully smart watches have become more accessible since then as the technology became more mainstream and today if you are considering one of these swatches they can be easily found for under 60 bucks when shopping around which is part of the reason why again taking a look back at this model to see what it can still do and whether it should still be considered so taking a closer look at the design here I have to say that the Apple watch still looks for the most part pretty clean and that is mostly because the latest generation watches even though they have larger screens they have slightly more rounded Corners they haven't dramatically changed in terms of design language the digital Crown which was introduced in this first model continues to be a pretty intuitive way of navigating around smart watches because the touchscreen size is still Limited at the end of the day you use this Crown to do different controls including zooming scrolling through lists there's also a physical button that could turn the watch on and off and also acted as a multi-stasking menu key if you are shopping around and you pick up let's say a gen 7 or gen 8 watch strap for the larger watch they will be compatible with the 42 millimeter Apple watch so it's good that this is not something that you have to say completely throw out if you have an older watch strap and vice versa if you're picking up a newer accessory they will still be compatible with these older designs which is good it locks into place nicely using magnets and that easy release mechanism
now on the back you will find access to a optical heart rate sensor and it does charge wirelessly although it also comes to one of the weaknesses of the original Apple watch and even true to this day I'd argue which is the battery life although it's acceptable especially when you're comparing it with Android Wear smart watches which are also more advanced these swatches tend to last for really just a day before you have to recharge again that is of course much shorter than the endurance champions of fitness trackers it also means that when it comes to using it for sleep tracking for
now find these days for well under a hundred dollars when you're shopping around so yes that's going to be more than 40 bucks but you are also getting a much newer watch in terms of the supported apps you also get a faster processor by far so this first gen model had a single core 520 megahertz processor
now have pretty common on many any of the more polished smart watches even Amaze fit watches can do this but I think Apple were ahead of the curve in that particular sense this one is more of a digital option which shows you some cards such as your sunset time some different news feeds articles from Apple and news this will also give you an idea of
now speaking of integration with your iOS device once you pair the Apple watch it will download automatically to Applications one which is called watch and one which is Fitness so the watch one is quite self-explanatory but you're able to set profiles on here including the layout for different apps you can reshuffle the order on here what types of alerts and emergency notifications that you will get additional custom watch faces and dials so you can download more as well as play around with those settings on a larger display and of course extra sensors including blood oxygen monitoring spo2 those functions are missing as well as you don't get automatic detection of things like falling as well as irregular heart rate tracking so there we have it a pretty comprehensive look back at the original series zero Apple watch also known as generation one and I have to say there's still definitely use cases for something like this even though it is of course aging and it's crazy how fast time flies but still shows that for a basic budget Smartwatch this is kind of the experience that you
Revisited look at the original Apple Watch in 2023.
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The 1st-generation Apple Watch, retroactively referred to as Series 0, was announced during a special event on September 9, 2014, along with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. This first series was released on April 24, 2015 in 3 editions, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. The Sport collection cases are made from lightweight anodized aluminum in silver, gold and space gray. The display is protected by strengthened Ion-X glass. And the matching fluoroelastomer bands have over 15 colors and also come shipped with Woven Nylon Bands.
The Apple Watch became the best-selling wearable device: 4.2 million were sold in the second quarter of fiscal 2015, and more than 101 million people were estimated to use an Apple Watch as of December 2020. Apple has introduced a new generation of the Apple Watch with improved internal components each September?each labeled by Apple as a 'Series', with certain exceptions.
The original Apple Watch uses the single-core Apple S1 system-on-chip. It does not have a built-in GPS chip, instead relying on a paired iPhone for location services. It uses a linear actuator called the "Taptic Engine" to provide haptic feedback when an alert or a notification is received, and is used for other purposes by certain apps.
The watch is equipped with a built-in heart rate sensor, which uses both infrared and visible-light LEDs and photodiodes. All versions of the first-generation Apple Watch have 8 GB of storage; the operating system allows the user to store up to 2 GB of music and 75 MB of photos. When the Apple Watch is paired with an iPhone, all music on that iPhone is also available to be controlled and accessed from the Apple Watch.Software support for the original Apple Watch series ended with watchOS 4.3.2.
The goal of the Apple Watch was to complement an iPhone and add new functions, and to free people from their phones.
Rumors as far back as 2011 speculated that Apple was developing a wearable variation of the iPod that would curve around the user's wrist, and feature Siri integration.
In comparison to other Apple products and competing smartwatches, marketing of the Apple Watch promoted the device as a fashion accessory. Apple later focused on its health and fitness-oriented features, in an effort to compete with dedicated activity trackers. The watchOS 3 added fitness tracking for wheelchair users, social sharing in the Activity app, and a Breathe app to facilitate mindfulness.
Originally at launch, the Apple Watch was marketed as one of three "collections", designating the case material. In order of increasing cost, the collections were:
Apple Watch Sport (Aluminium case)
Apple Watch (Stainless steel case)
Apple Watch Edition (Originally released as an 18kt gold casing with newer materials in later models)
Apple did not explicitly market the first-generation Apple Watch as being waterproof, stating that it can withstand splashes of water (such as rain and hand washing), but does not recommend submersion (IPX7). Apple introduced a higher level of water resistance with the release of the Apple Watch Series 2, and the device was explicitly advertised as being suitable for swimming and surfing.
For input, the Watch features a "digital crown" on one side which can be turned to scroll or zoom content on screen, and pressed to return to the home screen. Next to the crown (on the same side of the watch) is the Side Button, which can be used to display recently used apps and access Apple Pay, which is used for contactless payment.
The Watch also prominently features a touchscreen; prior to Series 6/SE, the screen included Force Touch technology, which enabled the display to become pressure-sensitive and therefore capable of distinguishing between a tap and a press for displaying contextual menus.
Additional sensors integrated into the Watch include an accelerometer, gyroscope, and barometer, which are used to determine device orientation, user movement, and altitude.
Apple Watch runs watchOS, whose interface is based around a home screen with circular app icons, which can be changed to a list view in the devices settings. The OS can be navigated using the touchscreen or the crown on the side of the watch. During its debut, the first generation Apple Watch needed to be paired with an iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8.2 or later; this version of iOS introduced the Apple Watch app, which is used to pair the watch with an iPhone, customize settings and loaded apps, and highlight compatible apps from the App Store.
The Apple Watch is capable of receiving notifications, messages, and phone calls via a paired iPhone. Siri is also available for voice commands, and is capable of responding with voice prompts.