Apple invited several media outlets to a ‘Spring forward’ special event on Monday, March 9th, 2015 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. 

Apple first unveiled the Apple Watch in September alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. They livestreamed both events.

On this page, you'll find details about the Apple Watch including specific pricing, availability, apps, and demos.

These features are short and sweet. Feel free to tweet any that you find helpful.


Video from the Spring Forward event, Apple Watch announcement, livestream http://apple.com/live/

Preinstalled glances: Heart Rate, Battery Life, Fitness Stats, Activity, Clock, Weather, Music, Quick Settings, Calendar, & Maps

Heart Rate glance will show realtime BPM (beats per minute) w/ an outline of a heart

Power Reserve Mode can be accessed via Glance even when Watch has full 100% battery: dims display, slows down comms, & sleeps after 2s


Full Notification Center like the iPhone. To access swipe down from top of any screen: list w/ descriptions

Battery life improved from 2014 prototypes: 5hrs heavy usage, 24hrs+ light usage. Still need to charge overnight

"The level of detail and customization for watch faces is insane. Quality is incredible. Each one is like an app unto itself"

Astronomy watch face is smart: use the crown to scroll through time and see planetary alignments for the whole solar system


Can store music to play while unlinked to an iPhone; useful for working out / jogging

8GB total storage: 2GB music, 75MB photos

Can specify individual songs, albums, and playlists to be loaded on Watches via a panel in the Companion app for iPhone

Can stream music from the Apple Watch to external speakers or headphones over Bluetooth


No Safari; see full apps list compared w/ phone bit.ly/1HbzCab 

Swipe up from bottom edge for Glances. However, only available on clock face—not from Home screen or apps


Developing: updates will come with information as it is uncovered

Check out our WatchKit Tips for Designers & WatchKit Tips for Developers.

Did we miss any cool features or details? Let us know in the comments.