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Apple Watch Series 1 (2016)

Apple Watch Series 1 (2016)
alaScore 95

3254 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3254 reviews of Apple Watch Series 1 (2016). 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 Series 1 (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.de)

Zusammenfassung der Amazon.de- Kundenbewertungen für Apple Watch Series 1 (2016)

 

alaTest hat 24 Kundenbewertungen für Apple Watch Series 1 (2016) von Amazon.de zusammengefasst und analysiert. Im Durchschnitt wurde das Produkt mit 2.5/5 bewertet, verglichen mit einer durchschnittlichen Bewertung von 3.7/5 für andere Produkte auf Amazon.de.

38% der Kundenmeinungen auf Amazon.de bewerten dieses Produkt positiv.

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Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.fr)

Résumé des avis d’ Amazon.fr sur Apple Watch Series 1 (2016)

 

alaTest a collecté et analysé 11 avis de consommateurs sur Amazon.fr pour le produit Apple Watch Series 1 (2016). 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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Jun, 2018

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

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Apple Watch review (Updated for OS 2.0)

 

The Apple Watch is the best smartwatch we've used, and the first that feels friendly and has character. Watch OS 2.0 adds needed app and Siri abilities.

A few months into its release, it’s still difficult to say whether the Apple Watch is going to break into the mainstream. It’s also too early to say whether our initial warmth toward it is because it’s new and fun. Only more time spent with the new...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Apple Watch

 

Apple may not be the first technology company to release a smartwatch, however, it is debatably the first to generate any significant interest about a wearable.

Best-looking smartwatch so far ; Force Touch well integrated ; Digital Crown is a useful addition ; Comfortable to wear

Unintuitive and buggy software ; Significantly drains iPhone battery ; Third-party apps need work ; Some gimmicky features

Aug, 2015

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple Watch review: a status symbol for iOS devotees

 

The Watch is the nicest smartwatch available, but it's more status symbol than wearable revolutionary. Most of the Watch's features can be categorized as nice to have (at best) or superfluous (at worst). As such, if you're not enamored with the Watch's...

Finely crafted hardware ; Strong app support ; Lots of personalization options ; Easy-to-use fitness tracking ; Best smartwatch available

Third-party apps can feel sluggish ; Some users will crave more control over notification settings ; Expensive

I don't think the Watch is for me. While I appreciate the thoughtfulness, quality and ingenuity of the hardware design, it's just not my style. Also, getting a Watch means locking one's self into an iPhone universe, and while it's an excellent handset,...

Apr, 2015

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.com)

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

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Apple Watch review

 

I'm up early to try to kickstart a habit at the gym, trying to teach myself to like the routine. My phone and wallet and car keys get in the way; I like to come here as minimalist as possible. My watch is the only thing that feels natural and it's...

Beautifully constructed. Handles messages well. A solid fitness tracker. Hundreds of apps. Can send and receive voice calls via an iPhone. Lots of design choices. Apple Pay-enabled. Stores music for local playback over Bluetooth.

Battery only lasts a little more than a day. Most models and configurations cost more than they should. Requires an iPhone to work. Interface can be confusing. Many apps load slowly. Lacks built-in GPS.

A year old and even more affordable, the Apple Watch remains the best designed and most capable smartwatch you can buy -- but we're hoping that the inevitable sequel makes it more of a must-have product.

May, 2016

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 (cnet.com)

Apple Watch 42mm Stainless Steel Case ( Stone Leather Loop)

 

Smartwatches are like that. People don't need another thing that has a screen, needs frequent charging, and costs as much as some phones or tablets . But the Apple Watch still represents some of the most forward-looking ideas in what it'll mean to be...

The Apple Watch is a beautifully constructed, compact smartwatch. It's feature-packed, with solid fitness software, hundreds of apps, and the ability to send and receive calls via an iPhone.

Battery only lasts a little more than a day; most models and configurations cost more than they should; requires an iPhone 5 or later to work; interface can be confusing; sometimes slow to communicate with a paired iPhone.

The Apple Watch is the most ambitious, well-constructed smartwatch ever seen, but first-gen shortfalls make it feel more like a fashionable toy than a necessary tool.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple Watch hands on

 

With the launch of Apple Music last week, we've been spending some time with the Apple Watch to find out how good it is for listening to music, and how useful it is as the main controller for your audio/video system.

So the $64m question: do you need an Apple Watch? Simple answer, no. Like all Apple products it is beautifully made, does all sorts of clever things and is a big talking point with friends and colleagues. But it is expensive (the cheapest version is...

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Blue / Brown / Grey / Pearl / Pink / Red / Silver / White / Yellow
Band material:Fluoroelastomer / Leather
Band size:L / M / S/L / XL
Brand colour:Rose Gold
Colour of product:Blue / Brown, Stainless steel / Grey, Stainless steel / Stainless steel, White
Housing colour: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
Splash proof:Y / Yes
Watch glass type:Ion-X glass / Sapphire
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Wrist size:130 - 200 / 140 - 210 / 150 - 215 / 180 - 210
Wrist size range:130 - 200 / 140 - 210 / 145 - 165 / 150 - 215 / 160 - 180 / 180 - 210

Features

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Built-in Camera:N
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):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
FM radio:N
Gyroscope:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS 10 / iOS 10.0 / iOS 8.2
Operating system installed:watchOS 1 / watchOS 3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, Calendar / Calendar, Events reminder
Processor Cores:2
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor Model:S1 / S1P
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touchscreen:Y
Vibrating motor:Y
Waterproof up to:50

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y

Networking

Cellular:N

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:Brown, Stainless steel / Grey, Stainless steel / 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: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / Bluetooth / XLR-5
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
USB port:N / No
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
Battery Life:10 / 18
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Lithium-Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (LiNMC)

Storage

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

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Barometer: Yes
Built-in Camera:N / No
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
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 8.2
Operating system installed:watchOS 1 / watchOS 2 / watchOS 3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, Calendar / Calendar, Events reminder
Processor Cores:2
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor Model:S1 / S1P
Protection features:Water Resistant
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vibrating motor:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:50

Weight & Dimensions

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