Apple Watch: Unboxing & Demo

by birtanpublished on March 29, 2021

What's up guys Mike here the Detroit Borg with a look at the Apple watch and this is the one I've been waiting for so this is a stainless steel watch with a sapphire cover glass what else I have the Milanese loop in this case and it's 42 millimeters but like all the other watches this is available in two sizes it's 38 millimeter and 42 millimeter now the cheapest Apple watch starts off at 549 for 38 millimeters or $5.99 for 42 millimeters and that's with the standard sport band also available is the leather classic buckle and the variety of colors the Milanese loop as I have here the modern buckle the leather loop and the

Link bracelet which is available in two finishes classic stainless steel or space black stainless steel so the most expensive Apple watch you can buy is $10.99 and that is the 42 millimeter space black with a link bracelet next up let's get to the unboxing of the Apple watch so if you look along this side it tells you exactly what's in here 42 millimeter stainless steel snap out of crystal Retina display ceramic back instead of the composite back of the sport and then you have the Milanese loop with a magnetic enclosure so let's go ahead and release the plastic here

Just pull this back should pop right open and then we can get down the way and go ahead and lift the lid there we go white plastic casing let's go ahead and pull this out now just like the sports we have a little tab here to release our plastic envelope it's going to pull it off so there we go let's go ahead and lift the lid and there it is that's the one I've been waiting for if you look on the inside you can see this padded interior Apple watch with a little groove here for the side of the launch so taking a closer look obviously a much

More premium packaging experience compared to the sport very nice-looking though let's go ahead and lift it up we have this little shell here which holds up the Milanese loop alright so let's go ahead and pull the plastic and release it and there we go I think that's it looks like we have a little plastic wrapper holding the clasp shut here so it doesn't come loose in the packaging and pull it off there we go nice stainless steel finish looks really sharp alright so there is our stainless steel with the milanese magnetic loop it's sticking to itself right here

Can see so you can pull that up and release it but we're going to take a closer look at the accessories first before we get to the watch here so if we pull this up designed by Apple in California so once again we have some paperwork let's going to pull it out and see exactly what we get Apple watch nice colorful diagrams explain how to use your watch how the fasten the Milanese loop so obviously that will differ depending on what band you get and then we have some tips on how to use the operating system we also get a

Regulatory information and what you don't have here are Apple stickers and that's because the Apple watch is basically an iPhone accessory so you got them with your iPhone speaking of accessories again a very different presentation from the sports that we have the same power adapter for charging it but we get a slightly different max a power charger or whatever you want to call it inductive charger actually have some tabs here to lift up there we go so they think of everything if you pay attention alright so let's go ahead and peel this off and release the cable

Which is quite long again about two meters which is very useful so you can reach the wall without problem so there we go we have metal instead of plastic like we get with the sport here we have some plastic surrounding Mia chrome finish looks very nice here but lots of plastic here just comes all off with a single pull so that's nice now just to compare them we have the stainless steel of the Apple watch edition and then we have the all plastic design of the sport but if you look slide on you can see they are concave for the shape of the watch now this charger is magnetic I

Have to do is hold it near the back of the watch snaps into place and charges your watch alright so let's get the set up for the first time just going to tap and hold the side button here to boot it up and it takes about a minute next up we can select our language we can start pairing and it throws up this sort of futuristic animated QR code which allows you to launch the pairing app on your phone here so we're going to start pairing then just hover the watch in front of the camera scans it and it should pair right away there we go so we're all set to go I'm going to set up

The Apple watch I am left-handed so I'm going to select left-handed I'm just going to agree to the terms and conditions click agree and I have to enter in my Apple ID password and next up we just need to click okay through all these prompts and we can create a passcode for a watch if you want I'm not going to add that right now and we're going to install all the available apps for our watch and it's going to sing to our watch and we should be good to go now it's going to look at that Milanese loop it's a stainless steel mesh and it has a magnet at the

End which allows you to infinitely adjust it which is quite nice so you can perfectly fit it to your wrist so it's not too tight not too loose which is important with the Apple watch because it does give you half dick feedback with a tactic engine so you want to feel the notifications as well as make good contact for the heart rate monitor so again you can pull this to release it it doesn't completely release here it stays attached to the launch it is magnetic again so it does like to stick to itself which can get a little complicated here so there you go comes off on if you want

To refashion again the magnet sticking to itself pull it all the way to the end at least in my case I need a lot more room to put it on my huge hand or get it over my huge hand and then pull it tight reposition it till you get it right make sure there's no slack so it doesn't bunch up here and you're good to go take a look closer look at the design of the Apple watch very familiar it looks a lot like the sport but of course we have a stainless steel body with that nice polished finish looks very professional a little more formal than the aluminum of the sport you can see we also have

That curved cover glass this is sapphire glass as opposed to INX glass which is more scratch resistant than the glass on the sport now in terms of the display this is a rep not AMOLED display this is the first time Apple is using AMOLED in anything so this gives us those deep blacks those bright vivid colors great off excess viewing and the battery efficiency of OLED because it only has to light the pixels that it's showing doesn't have to backlight the entire panel now along the side we have our digital crown which also acts as our home button and you can see there is a

Black trim piece toward the center we also have our side button here on the other side we have a microphone and water-resistant speaker which allows us to make phone calls interact with Siri and listen for notifications now in order for me to show you the back of the watch I actually have to release the band here so I'm just going to push the button on the back here and slide it out now on the back we have the same heart rate monitor that's also on the sport that uses two LED lights and two receivers to measure your heart rate but the difference here is that we have a

Ceramic back panel instead of the composite back panel so if you look closely you can see it looks a little more like glass as opposed to the plastic like material on the back of the sport and if you look closely around the sensors they're trimmed with stainless steel now just like the sport if you look at the groove of the watch band fastener you can see there's a little button here for snapping on to the watch band you can also see that we have this little access port for diagnostic which is used to service this watch and then you can see

Your model number to reinstall the watch band all you have to do is slide it back into place and make sure it snaps in now comparing the sport to the watch they basically have the same dimensions it's just the finishes that are different so you can see that the digital crown and the side button are the same size but of course we have a little more detail on the Apple watch same with the speaker grille and the microphone on the side the watch bands are the same mechanism here so you can interchange them now the cover glass of each watch has the same dimensions the

Same curved design but the materials are different so of course we have sapphire on the watch versus INX for the most part they look indistinguishable you can't really tell the difference but it does appear that the sport does have better anti reflective capabilities it's a little darker the glasses a little darker than the sapphire glass but it is a really small difference I will be doing a more comprehensive review of the Apple watch but I want to show you the basics of using it so we have our app launcher here but we also have our clock now if you press the digital crown will

Take you to either the app launcher or the clock if you double tap it I'll actually take you to your last used app so let's go back home here takes you to the watch face now if you swipe down on the watch face you can see your notifications so very similar to an iPhone you can scroll through them you can tap on them to bring up the app and act upon it and also go back here just by hitting the digital crown to go back now I can swipe to clear this all in certain apps will give you additional options now when you receive a notification on the Apple watch the

Taptic engine will actually kind of tap your wrist and it feels like somebody's tapping on the watch you lift your hand it wakes up the display you see a quick look at the notification and then if you look longer it shows you the details of the notification you can also just swipe down to dismiss it now when you receive a notification will pop up over whatever you're doing you'll get a little tone and a little vibration now if you want to dismiss it you can go to the bottom here flag it trash it or whatever or just go back home now if you want to clear all your notifications just force

Press to get clear all now if we swipe up on the watch face we get two glasses which include stocks maps or weather information calendar events we also see our activity which is our fitness activity they also see our battery status we have 90 percent we can also measure our heart rate really quickly here so right now it's measuring for me we're going to skip that here well sever media playback controller so we can remotely control our media on our iPhone and then we swipe all the way to the right we get to our options such as airplane mode do not disturb and silence

We also have this pinging option which allows us to locate our lost phone now getting back to the app launcher as you can see here we can zoom in with our digital crown or we can go back home here and move around just by touching the screen so for example if you want to launch an app I have to do is zoom in on it or just tap it like so now you can zoom in and out on your apps and you can manage the arrangement here so he can tap and hold on them and move them around when you're done just click the home button locks it into place now if you have apps that you can uninstall you

Get the option to ex them out which I don't have here we can also change our watch faces here just by force touching on the watch facing then we can see our library of available launched faces so there's a lot of them to pick from from simple to modular to utility we also have motion astronomy color solar and much more I'm not going to go through all of them in this video but you can also customize them by adding additional items here so you can use your digital crown here to change the layout you can add additional features like stocks weather and that sort of thing now

Speaking of force touch this is a gesture you use system-wide so for example if you're looking at a message on your email if you force touch on it you get to several contextual items so you can flag this email unrated or trash it now first clicking is contextually based so for example if I'm within the weather app and force click I get to some additional options here and I can dismiss them just by tapping to the side now the Apple watch will not persistently show a watch face instead you have to raise your arm or twist your wrist to wake up the display of course

You can also just touch it or cover the watch face to mute it we also have Siri integration which you can activate in two ways you can tap and hold the digital crown what's the weather like tomorrow in Rochester Hills you can also just command it with your voice hey Siri send appointment for tomorrow by 8 a.m. to finish this review you can also just say hey Siri set an appointment for tomorrow at 8 p.m. to finish this review now we don't get voice feedback here but you can't see it on the screen we can do lots of other things with Siri hey Siri

Launch the remote a Siri what's the time in London hey Siri how tall is the Empire State Building you can also use your watch for Apple pay just double tap the side button here to access your card you can swipe to other cards if you have more than one now if you press this side button this will take you to a list of friends you can predetermine this under the Apple watch app on your phone here so you can select a number of them so for example if I on the select me here I have an Apple watch on my account so I have three options down here I can call them directly from here I can message

Them or I can use digital touch so Digital touch has a few options now if you don't know what this is you have this little eye icon which will tell you about sketching heart beat and tap let me show you what that is so we can tap the screen and it will send those taps to the user we can also send our heartbeat just by tapping and holding our two fingers to the screen so it's actually recording your heartbeat and we'll send it to the other user again assuming they have an Apple watch you can also just sketch on the screen and send the sketch exactly as you drew it

You can also change the color here so if you want to go with pink or red or something like that let's go with red here so let's see if we can draw something a little more interesting what else has some interesting tricks with messaging here so we can go to our recent messages we can tap on them so we can read them and then we can scroll all the way down to reply to them we can also force touch on an item and act upon it with a variety of contextual items so we can see the details of the message reply or send location to send a new message just

Force tap to open up new message and then you have to select the context we have several options to do so you can look it up in your address book or just speak it mai kakou Kalka t-mobile one now let's create a new message you have several options here so we can dictate a new message we can use one of the canned responses or we can use emoticon so if you want to dictate a message this is a test of voice dictation period so we can click done and send it off we can also insert one of these emoticons so we have the smiley face we have hearts and we

Have the hand gesture so what we can do here is select one of the emoticons here so you can select between the variety of them just by using the digital crown you also have a little indicator in the upper-right tells you where you are in terms of selecting them you can also select from a number of hearts here again same story lots and lots of options to pick from same with this hand gesture here like so so if you want that one just click on it or click done here and you're good we can go ahead and send it off so if the other recipient is an Apple watch user will see the exact same

Thing now if you tap and hold the side button here you get to several options here so you can power it off or set it to power reserve so basically just keeps the watch face on and shuts down everything else in the background now I can also do a screen grab by hitting both buttons at the same time and will save it to your camera roll now a big part of managing the Apple watch is the Apple watch app that's on iOS 8.3 or newer and there is a lot going on here you can manage your glances so you can eliminate some of the glances or rearrange them you can change the layout

From here as well so you can just have and hold on here and move them around like you would on the watch itself you can change your haptics you can change the brightness and text size you can go to general information here also you can change your language and more we can set our activity goals our contact so we can set specific contacts we that this is also where we manage our cards and Apple pay our workout goals our weather locations reminders the phone app and Photos app so you can select specific galleries for the Photos app this is also where you manage your

Friends list so this is where you can add additional friends or remove them so my initial impressions of the Apple watch are pretty positive now the operating system does take some getting used to so there is a pretty steep learning curve and there's a lot to discover now for me really the biggest the Smart Watch is instant notifications on your wrist so that means I don't have to pick up my phone from my pocket unlock it and take a look at the notifications they're always there discreetly on my wrist so it makes it a little more convenient but of course

It's certainly not an essential now less than 24 hours of having this watch overly knows that the finish has already started to scratch kind of similar to the back of the old iPod Classic that used to scratch really easy that seems to be the same case with this stainless steel finish all right guys that's going to do for me in this video I will have a more extensive walk-through of Apple watch OS in a future video so please stay tuned for that and in the meantime thanks for watching

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