Apple CEO Tim Cook was recently interviewed by Charlie Rose and thanks to that interview we managed to learn a bit more about the upcoming Apple Watch. The interview touched on many more topics, but the Apple Watch is of particular interest to many seeing as how this is the company’s first smartwatch. Tim Cook revealed that Apple spent three years working on it and this will be the “most personal device” ever created by the company. The CEO then went on to say that the Apple Watch is more than a regular timepiece as it comes equipped with features that allow users to communicate and connect in a brand new way.
The device also offers a health and fitness component that will basically act like your very own personal trainer. “You can set goals and it will reward you for achieving certain things,” Cook says. “You can choose [for it] to interact with your doctor. You can choose to combine it with other apps on the phone and get a full view of your health and so it’s a whole new area for Apple.” Moreover, Apple opened the smartwatch to developers so that they can create additional software for it. Cook says that the initial work looks very promising and that the Apple Watch will have a lot of apps.
The company focused on health and fitness, but you can use the device for many other things such as reading messages or listening to music, if you also have a Bluetooth headset. However, there is a little catch to the Apple Watch, which may disappoint some potential customers. Tim Cook says that the smartwatch was developed to work together with an iPhone and it will not work with any other smartphone. The Apple Watch will launch in early 2015 for the price of $350.