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Apple Watch Series 0 (2015, 1st Gen)

Apple Watch Series 0 (2015, 1st Gen)
alaScore 90

13800 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13800 reviews of Apple Watch Series 0 (2015, 1st Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple Watch Series 0 (2015, 1st Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple Watch 42mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case Black Sport Band

 

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 (cnet.com)

Apple Watch Sport 38mm Silver Aluminum Case ( Blue Sport Band)

 

There has been one firmware update , mostly addressing performance and reliability (and adding extra language support, plus access to more emoji). Otherwise, for the most part, the Apple Watch still does what it did before. I still use it in the same...

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. That may change with a big software update later this year, though.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Eric Shelton — August 19, 2015 (audioholics.com)

Apple Watch Sport Review

 

The Apple Watch Sport is a jack of all trades master of none device. The Apple Watch line has great potential but currently requires a software update to reach more of its potential.

Exceptional build quality with good material choices ; Refined OS and interface ; Excellent out of the box functionality from 1st party apps ; Feels natural on the wrist ; Intuitive activity tracking ; Does not require separate activation with a...

Slow 3rd party apps especially between watch and iPhone ; Requires daily charge (18 hour battery life) ; Some glitches both with WatchOS and iPhone Apple Watch app ; Some features seem half-baked or incomplete ; Requires a WiFi or Bluetooth connection...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Ian Betteridge (alphr.com)

Apple Watch review: A superb smartwatch, despite the price

 

The Apple Watch is a highly capable smartwatch, even though it is far from the most affordable

Given the company’s track record, it would be foolish to bet against Apple completely changing the way wearables are perceived. And in the time I've used it I’ve come to expect the Apple Watch to be on my wrist at all times. The true test of any...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Apple Watch Sport review

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The Apple Watch Sport is the cheapest Apple Watch you can buy, but it's still pricey. You can only use it with an iPhone, but it can make and receive calls, receive texts and display calendar notifications. How easy is it to use and does the battery...

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Karen Haslam (macworld.co.uk)

Apple Watch first-gen review

 

The Apple Watch first-gen has been replaced by the Apple Watch Series 1. Our Apple Watch first-gen review looks at the original Apple wearable's design, features, specs and pricing, and compares it to the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 that have...

Gorgeous design ; Comfortable to wear ; Multiple variants to appeal to many people ; Speed improved by watchOS 3

Interface can be counterintuitive at first ; Lack of GPS

The Apple Watch isn't the first ever smartwatch, and it doesn't really do anything rival products don't do. But what it does do, it does as well as any smartwatch out there, thanks to Apple's user interface expertise. It's a slick device to use,...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by (macworld.co.uk)

Thinking about upgrading to the Apple Watch 2? Here's our comparison of the Apple watches

 

The new Apple Watch Series 2 features a waterproof design, a GPS and comes in a new Ceramic colour. But is it a worthy upgrade over the original Apple Watch? Read our article to find out.

If you're an existing 2015 Apple Watch owner looking for a waterproof and GPS smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 2 is a worthy upgrade. The Apple Watch Series 1 is a worthy option for those wanting to buy a new smartwatch, but isn't worth the upgrade...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Matt Egan (macworld.co.uk)

The Apple Watch is the best smartwatch you can buy, but Android users will love the Huawei Watch

 

We compare the Apple Watch with one of the best smartwatches in the Android world - the Android Wear-toting Huawei Watch. Find out more in our Apple Watch vs Huawei Watch comparison. Apple Watch vs Huawei Watch price, design, display, battery life and...

You can purchase an Apple Watch for roughly the same price as you can the Huawei Watch, so although the Apple Watch can get much more expensive, we don't think either product really wins on value. Both are built well, and designed beautifully. So one...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Wout Funnekotter (tweakers.net)

De Apple Watch: duur gadget voor de echte Apple-fan

 

De Apple Watch is een ambitieus product met veel functionaliteit. Net als veel andere smartwatches kan hij notificaties van de telefoon doorgeven en ook is het mogelijk om apps te draaien. Daarnaast is het een capabele fitnesstracker, dankzij de goed...

Mooi en duidelijk scherm ; Goede integratie met apps van Apple ; Veel functionaliteit aanwezig ; Uitgebreide fitnesstracking

Scherm staat niet altijd aan ; Erg duur ; Interface weinig intuïtief ; Nog weinig third-party-support ; Bij tijden traag

May, 2015

Expert review by : Dennis Schöberl, Lisa Brack (chip.de)

Test: Apple Watch Sport 38mm (Smartwatch)

 

Seit 24. April 2015 gibt es Apples neues Baby: die Apple Watch. Grund genug für CHIP, die Uhr zu kaufen und durch das neue Testverfahren für Smartwatches zu jagen. Gegen neun Konkurrenzmodelle von Samsung, Sony, Pebble & Co. muss sie zeigen, ob sie das...

Erstklassige Verarbeitung ; Tolles Display ; Viele Fitness-Funktionen ; Effektive Bedienung

die jedoch Einarbeitung erfordert ; Mittelmäßige Laufzeit ; Teuer

Verarbeitung und Wertigkeit der 400 Euro teuren Apple Watch Sport sind im Test beeindruckend. Mit Pulssensor und OLED-Display hebt sie sich von vielen anderen Smartwatches ab. Der Akku hält einen Tag gut durch.

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Beige, Grey / Black / Black, White / Blue / Blue, Brown / Blue, Gold / Brown / Coral / Gold, Red / Green / Grey / Grey, Pearl / Light Purple / Orange / Pink / Red / Stainless steel / Violet / White / Yellow
Band material:Fluoroelastomer / Leather / Nylon / Stainless steel
Band size:M / M/L / S / S/L / S/M
Colour of product:Blue, Brown, Stainless steel / Blue, Stainless steel / Grey, Pearl, Stainless steel / Grey, Stainless steel / Orange, Silver / Stainless steel, White
Housing colour:Biege, Stainless steel / Black / Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Gold / Grey / Silver / Stainless steel
Housing material:Aluminium / Gold / Stainless steel
Removable strap:Y / Yes
Shape:Rectangular
Watch glass type:Ion-X glass / Sapphire
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Wrist size:130 - 200 / 135 - 150 / 140 - 160 / 140 - 205 / 140 - 210 / 145 - 180 / 145 - 215 / 150 - 185 / 150 - 215 / 165 - 195
Wrist size range:130 - 200 / 135 - 150 / 140 - 160 / 140 - 205 / 140 - 210 / 145 - 165 / 145 - 180 / 145 - 215 / 150 - 185 / 150 - 215 / 165 - 195

Features

Accelerometer:Y
Altimeter:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Built-in Camera:N
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
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
Instant messaging (IM):Y
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Languages support:Multi
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS 8.2
Operating system installed:watchOS 1 / watchOS 2
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
Processor Cores:2
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor Model:S1
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touchscreen:Y
Vibrating motor:Y
Waterproof up to:50

GPS Performance

GLONASS:Y
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:Blue, Brown, Stainless steel / Blue, 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
Charger:Y
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
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 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

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

Storage

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

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:N / No
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Display diagonal:3.35 / 3.81
Display Resolution:272 x 340 / 312 x 390
Display Type:OLED
E-mail:No / 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 8.2
Operating system installed:watchOS 1 / watchOS 2
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
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor Model:S1
Protection features:Water Resistant
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vibrating motor:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.86 / 38.6 / 4.2 / 42
Thickness:1.05 / 1.14
Weight:25 / 26.7 / 30 / 40 / 50 / 54 / 55 / 67 / 69
Width:3.33 / 3.59 / 33.3 / 35.9