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Apple Watch (1st Gen)

Apple Watch (1st Gen)
alaScore 95

2590 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2590 reviews of Apple Watch (1st Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Apple Watch (1st Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.de)

Zusammenfassung der Amazon.de- Kundenbewertungen für Apple Watch (1st Gen)

 

alaTest hat 30 Kundenbewertungen für Apple Watch (1st Gen) von Amazon.de zusammengefasst und analysiert. Im Durchschnitt wurde das Produkt mit 2.9/5 bewertet, verglichen mit einer durchschnittlichen Bewertung von 3.8/5 für andere Produkte auf Amazon.de.

50% der Kundenmeinungen auf Amazon.de bewerten dieses Produkt positiv.

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Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.fr)

Résumé des avis d’ Amazon.fr sur Apple Watch (1st Gen)

 

alaTest a collecté et analysé 11 avis de consommateurs sur Amazon.fr pour le produit Apple Watch (1st Gen). La note moyenne du produit est 3.5 sur 5, tandis que les autres produits de même catégorie ont une note moyenne de 3.7 sur 5 sur Amazon.fr.

55% des avis sur Amazon.fr donnent une note favorable à ce produit.

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Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.it)

Risultato recensioni Amazon.it per Apple Watch (1st Gen)

 

alaTest ha raccolto ed analizzato 6 recensioni utente su Apple Watch (1st Gen) da Amazon.it. La media della valutazione utenti per questo prodotto è 1.0/5, confrontata con la media della valutazione di 4.2/5 per altri prodotti su Amazon.it.

0% di recensioni su Amazon.it attribuiscono a questo prodotto una valutazione positiva.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Swider Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Apple Watch review

 

The iPhone-tailored smartwatch is an expensive convenience gadget

Stylish design ; Clever interface ; Dramatic OS update

Expensive at any level ; Battery life is one day ; Missing many key apps

Apple Watch is good, but better suited on the wrists of early adopters and boutique shop regulars. It's convenient but there's a learning curve you have to overcome and a high price that some people won't be able to get around.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: T3 Online (t3.com)

Apple Watch review updated a year on: still the best smartwatch around

 

The Apple Watch certainly wasn't the first smartwatch, but it was the most well-known and popular.

Great design ; Lovely screen ; Accurate voice recogntion

Hard to learn interface ; Limited useful apps

Apple has definitely made the smartwatch appeal to the mainstream in a way that Pebble and Android Wear didn’t.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Ivor Soans (tech.firstpost.com)

Apple Watch Review: The best smartwatch and signs of trouble ahead for watchmakers - Tech2

 

Till some years ago, I loved digital watches, the predecessors of today's smartwatches. Watches that could tell you the altitude to help you compete in a triathlon, never mind that you used the former only to try and impress someone, and never used the...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Watch review: 5 months with Apple's smartwatch

 

Before it even went on sale the Apple Watch, which some affectionately call the iWatch, polarised opinion around the globe. Six months on from initial launch and it's still up against a multitude of challengers, with the number seemingly growing by the...

Great design, Glances, stylish, battery life, reply to text messages, photo watch faces, Apple Pay

Apps are slow to load when not native, no GPS, no third-party watch faces, doesn't offer huge amounts over what is on the market

The Apple Watch is a powerful smartwatch with plenty of features on offer - from calls, to notifications, and thousands of apps all on your wrist. There's not much that sets it apart from the competition, however, save for its good-looking design.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple Watch review: Why you won't hate Apple's smartwatch

 

We grew to miss Apple's smartwatch the moment we handed it back

Two sizes ; Excellent build quality ; Refined interface ; Customisable ; Water resistant

Premium pricing ; A day battery life ; Thick watch body

May, 2015

Expert review by: Tony Ibrahim (goodgearguide.com.au)

Apple Watch review: saving time

 

The smartwatch that's supposed to jump-start the category

Two sizes ; Excellent build quality ; Refined interface ; Customisable ; Water resistant

Premium pricing ; A day battery life ; Thick watch body

May, 2015

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch - Pocket-lint

 

Apple Watch is almost here. After months of speculation following the Cupertino announcement in September last year, we now have almost all the details

The potential of what the Apple Watch can do is going to be huge. We feel we've only just scratched the surface in our demo. How Power Reserve works, how live notifications work, whether you really will use the voice calling capabilities to make calls...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Watch preview: Apple hopes it's time for the ultimate iPhone accessory - Pocket-lint

 

After months of speculation, the Apple Watch is here. From early 2015 you'll be able to get an Apple device for your wrist that connects to your iPhone

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Apple Watch Series 1

 

The Apple Watch is the best smartwatch yet, but it's more of a luxury item than a replacement for your Timex.

Attractive design. Secure, comfortable fit. Plenty of third-party apps.

Expensive. Average battery life. Little functionality without connected iPhone.

Conclusions I definitely enjoyed my time with the Apple Watch, but I still don't think it's a replacement for my trusty old Timex. After all, the $699 model of the watch I reviewed is the same version I would want to buy, and I just can't see myself...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Apple Watch Series 1 review

 

You don't need a smartwatch. And if you think you do, paying more than a couple of hundred dollars feels pretty hard to swallow.

Same storage space, speed, and basic functions of Apple Watch Series 2, but for less money. WatchOS 3 is much-improved software over last year.

Lacks swim-ready water resistance and onboard GPS found in Series 2 models. Only comes in aluminum models.

Apple's step-down Apple Watch has everything most people would need at a more affordable price.

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Beige, Grey / Black / Black, Platinum / Black, Red / Blue / Blue, Brown / Blue, Gold / Brown / Gold, Red / Green / Grey / Grey, Pearl / Orange / Pearl / Pink / Red / Silver / Stainless steel / Violet / White / Yellow
Band material:Fluoroelastomer / Leather / Nylon / Stainless steel
Band size:L / M / S / XL
Brand colour:Rose Gold
Colour of product:Blue / Blue, Brown, Stainless steel / Blue, Stainless steel / Brown, Stainless steel / Grey, Pearl, Stainless steel / Grey, Stainless steel / Orange, Silver / Stainless steel, White
Housing colour:Black / Black, Stainless Steel / Gold / Grey / Pink gold / Silver / Stainless steel
Housing material:Aluminium / Ceramic, Stainless steel / Gold / Stainless steel
Material:Leather
Removable strap:Y / Yes
Shape:Rectangular
SIM card type:eSIM
Splash proof:Y / Yes
Watch glass type:Ion-X glass / Sapphire
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Wrist size:130 - 200 / 135 - 150 / 140 - 210 / 145 - 215 / 150 - 185 / 150 - 215 / 180 - 210
Wrist size range:130 - 200 / 135 - 150 / 140 - 210 / 145 - 165 / 145 - 215 / 145 - 220 / 150 - 185 / 150 - 215 / 160 - 180 / 180 - 210

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Networking

3G standards:UMTS
4G standard:LTE

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 5000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other features

Colour of product:Blue, Brown, Stainless steel / Blue, Stainless steel / Brown, Stainless steel / Grey, Pearl, Stainless steel / Grey, Stainless steel / Orange, Silver / Stainless steel, White
Protection features:Water Resistant

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Charging base:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:No / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / Bluetooth / XLR-5
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
USB port:N / No / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Auto standby:No / Y
Battery Life:18
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Lithium-Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (LiNMC)
Continuous audio playback time:6.5
Talk Time:3
Wireless Charging:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Flash memory:16 / 8
Internal RAM:512
RAM capacity:512

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Altimeter:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Barometer: Yes
Built-in Camera:N / No
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y
Display brightness:1000 / 450
Display diagonal:3.35 / 3.81
Display Resolution:272 x 340 / 312 x 390
Display Type:OLED
E-mail:Y / Yes
FM radio:N / No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Languages support:Multi
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS 10 / iOS 10.0 / iOS 11.0 / iOS 8.2
Operating system installed:watchOS 1 / watchOS 2 / watchOS 3 / watchOS 4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, Calendar / Alarm clock, Stopwatch, Calendar, Countdown timer / Calendar, Events reminder
Processor Cores:2
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor Model:S1 / S1P / S3
Protection features:Water Resistant
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y
Vibrating motor:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:50
Wireless chipset:W2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.4 / 3.86 / 38.6 / 4.2 / 4.25 / 42 / 42.5
Thickness:1.05 / 1.14 / 4.25
Weight:25 / 30 / 32.3 / 34.9 / 40 / 41.9 / 50 / 54 / 55 / 67 / 69
Width:3.33 / 3.59 / 3.64 / 33.3 / 35.9 / 36.4 / 4.2