Apple Watch 38mm (1st gen)

Apple Watch 38mm (1st gen)

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Apple Watch 38mm

  • Microphone and speaker, vibration .
  • Digital crown control, wireless charging .
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n; Apple Pay support .
  • Apple Watch : Stainless steel casing, Sapphire protective glass .
  • 8GB internal storage (2GB available for music, 75MB for photos) .
  • Apple Watch Sport : Aluminum casing, Ion-X protective glass .
  • 38mm : 1.34″ AMOLED capacitive display, 272 x 340 pixels, 326ppi .
  • 205mAh Li-Ion battery on the 38mm, rated at 18-24 hours of usage .
  • 42mm : 1.54″ AMOLED capacitive display, 312 x 390 pixels, 326ppi .
  • Apple S1 chip, APL0778 CPU, PowerVR SGX543 GPU, 512MB RAM .
  • IPX7 certified for waterproofing (submersion officially not recommended) .
  • 42 mm : 42 x 35.9 x 10.5/12.6 mm, 30g Sport Watch weight, 50g Steel Watch weight .
  • Force Touch Sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, heart rate sensor, ambient light sensor .
  • 38 mm : 38.6 x 33.3 x 10.5/12.3 mm, 25g Sport Watch weight, 40g Steel Watch weight .
  • Bands : Silicon, Classic Buckle, Modern buckle, Milanese Loop, Leather Loop, Stainless Steel Link .

Apple Watch 38mm Main Disadvantages

  1. Rather pricey and very limited availability .
  2. 18h rated battery life suggests daily charging .
  3. Screen isn’t always on, relies on wrist turn gesture .
  4. No sleep tracking (though your watch will most probably be on its charger while you sleep) .
  5. Works only with an iPhone 5 or later .
  6. It will only sync music with your phone when it’s on a charger .

Apple Watch 38mm Key Test Findings

  • Bluetooth hands-free connections need a crucial fix .
  • There is a limited number of watchfaces and app support at launch .
  • Excellent for fitness tracking, though you will need your iPhone for precise GPS tracking .
  • Both the smaller and bigger AMOLED displays have great contrast and sunlight legibility .
  • The Watch OS is great with excellent integration with the iPhone, though it needs further tweaking .
  • You will need to recharge every night, but you should be able to make it through a day almost always .
  • You’ll probably need to buy a second more stylish and comfy band if you opted for the cheaper Sport model .
  • Build quality is top notch, regardless whether its Aluminum + Ion-X, Steel + Sapphire or Gold + Sapphire glass .
Update - 2019.04.21

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Specification: Apple Watch 38mm (1st gen)

Technology

No cellular connectivity

2G bands

N/A

GPRS

No

Edge

No

Announced

2014, September

Status

Available. Released 2015, May

Dimensions

38.6 x 33.3 x 10.5 mm (1.52 x 1.31 x 0.41 in)

Weight

40 g body (2.72 oz)

SIM

No

Build

Stainless Steel/Ceramic back

General Features

IPX7 water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes

Display Type

OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display Size

1.5 inches, 7.1 cm2 (~55.1% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

340 x 272 pixels (~290 ppi density)

Protection

Sapphire crystal glass

Other screen features

3D Touch display, 450 nits

Operation System

watchOS 1.0, upgradable to 4.3.2

Chipset

Apple S1 (28 nm)

CPU

520 MHz Cortex-A7

GPU

PowerVR SGX543

Memory Card Slot

No

Internal Memory

8 GB, 512 MB RAM

Loud Speaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

No

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth

4.0, LE

GPS

No

Radio

FM radio

USB

No

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, MP3 player, Photo viewer, Siri natural language commands and dictation

BATTERY

Non-removable Li-Ion 205 mAh battery (0.78 Wh)

Stand-by

Up to 18 h (mixed usage)

Colors

Silver/Space Black Milanese Loop, Link Bracelet, Space Black Stainless Steel/Black, Black Link Bracelet, Pearl Woven Nylon, Stainless Steel/Red, White, Brown/Black/Blue/Red/Marigold/Jay Buckle, Blue/Stone Leather Loop

Price

About 650 EUR

NFC

NO

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