|Apple Watch on its way to Australian shores||20/03/2015|
|Here we look at what Australian markets can expect from the long-anticipated Apple Watch.|
Over the past few years, wearable technologies have been dominating discussions about what the future will look like. And while the first range of wearables were received with less enthusiasm than tech giants may have wished (remember the lukewarm reception to Google Glass, anyone?), Apple might just be about to hit the ball out of the park with its newly released Apple Watch. Here we look at what Australian markets can expect from the long-anticipated product, and how much of a dent it will make in their wallets.
The Apple Sport Watch might be the entry level model, but don’t expect that to mean you won't have to pay for it. The sporty, waterproof design is likely to appeal to those interested in the health benefits of the wearable technology, such as the capacity to track calories burned, heart rate and other useful data. Available in 10 different models, prices start from around US$500.
The mid-tier option, the Apple Watch features a more elegant display, and is available in 20 different styles that can be matched with your own personal taste. Depending on the size, you can expect to pay from about US$800, although be warned: the standard strap is rubber – something that higher end audiences might not be too happy with. You can add your own inclusions though, upgrading to a leather strap if that’s more your style.
Apple Watch Edition
Some people don’t mind dropping US$14,000 on a high-quality watch, and it's to this market that the Apple Watch Edition is trying to appeal. With 18 karat rose or yellow gold alloys, the high-end product comes in eight models and will be carried only by select Australian retailers.
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