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Apple Watch Series 1 (2016)

Apple Watch Series 1 (2016)
alaScore 95

3271 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3271 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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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 : 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 : Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

Apple Watch, the re-review: One year after its launch, is it worth buying?

 

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 : Ian Betteridge (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Apple Watch

 

A ppraising a first-generation Apple product is one of the hardest things a reviewer can do, and the Apple Watch is a perfect illustration of why. You look at the specs; you look the price; you look at what it does; and you end up giving it a mediocre...

"Ultimately, at the moment the Apple Watch remains an accessory to the iPhone, albeit a beautiful and interesting one."

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Anthony Caruana (macworld.com.au)

Hands on: Apple Watch battery life

 

OK – I'm calling it. I have no way of truly rating the Apple Watch's battery life after a week of using it.

In other words, battery life is highly variable depending on what you do. And there are clearly enough things going on under the Watch OS covers that predicting whether you’ll run out of juice at an inopportune moment is like predicting where the...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (macworld.com.au)

Hands on: Apple Watch

 

I had a $24,000 Apple Watch Edition strapped to my wrist yesterday. Rose gold. 38mm. Rose grey strap that felt like butter, with a modern buckle also in solid 18-carat gold. It was beautiful. But as luxe as the materials are, my hands-on demo time with...

Apple begins taking preorders 10 April. The Apple Watch collection will be on display at the Apple Store, so you can try them on if you’re in the area. The watches ship 24 April. Have you decided if you’re getting one? Which watch? Which band?

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

everyday companion

 

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. the Apple Watch series...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Love it and Easy to use.

 

So great for everyday use. So easy to set up and is very functional. I Love that you get messages and calls from it, and you can track your everyday workout and fitness activities. I would very much recommend this product to anybody who has a busy...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Not a bad smart watch,

 

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 aluminium models....

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Stable and apple quality

 

Works as well as all Apple devices. The watch notifies you off incoming messages, detects your resting heart rate and looks cool! The watch was easy to setup out of the box and responds quickly to gestures. There aren't too many band choices for the...

Jul, 2017

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