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Apple Watch Series 1

Apple Watch Series 1
alaScore 93

2455 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2455 reviews of Apple Watch Series 1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Watch Series 1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 375 user reviews of Apple Watch Series 1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Apple Watch

 

Apple may not be the first technology company to release a smartwatch, however, it is debatably the first to generate any significant interest about a wearable.

Best-looking smartwatch so far ; Force Touch well integrated ; Digital Crown is a useful addition ; Comfortable to wear

Unintuitive and buggy software ; Significantly drains iPhone battery ; Third-party apps need work ; Some gimmicky features

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : T3 Online (t3.com)

Apple Watch review updated a year on: still the best smartwatch around

 

The Apple Watch certainly wasn't the first smartwatch, but it was the most well-known and popular.

Great design ; Lovely screen ; Accurate voice recogntion

Hard to learn interface ; Limited useful apps

Apple has definitely made the smartwatch appeal to the mainstream in a way that Pebble and Android Wear didn’t.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple Watch hands on

 

With the launch of Apple Music last week, we've been spending some time with the Apple Watch to find out how good it is for listening to music, and how useful it is as the main controller for your audio/video system.

So the $64m question: do you need an Apple Watch? Simple answer, no. Like all Apple products it is beautifully made, does all sorts of clever things and is a big talking point with friends and colleagues. But it is expensive (the cheapest version is...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Watch review: 5 months with Apple's smartwatch

 

Before it even went on sale the Apple Watch, which some affectionately call the iWatch, polarised opinion around the globe. Six months on from initial launch and it's still up against a multitude of challengers, with the number seemingly growing by the...

Great design, Glances, stylish, battery life, reply to text messages, photo watch faces, Apple Pay

Apps are slow to load when not native, no GPS, no third-party watch faces, doesn't offer huge amounts over what is on the market

The Apple Watch is a powerful smartwatch with plenty of features on offer - from calls, to notifications, and thousands of apps all on your wrist. There's not much that sets it apart from the competition, however, save for its good-looking design.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Apple Watch review

 

The Apple Watch isn't the first smartwatch, but it is the best smartwatch

A really lovely, classy device - more so than any rival ; Already a number of very useful and clever apps and deluge hasn't even begun ; Enhances your gadget life in subtle but significant ways

A day of battery isn't ideal and precludes sleep tracking ; Not as instantly intuitive as other Apple devices

It's not the first smartwatch, but the Apple Watch is the classiest and cleverest smartwatch, with a platform teeming with possibility

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Watch Edition gold hands-on: What to expect from Apple's £8,000 smartwatch - Pocket-lint

 

Apple Watch is almost here. After months of speculation following the Cupertino announcement in September last year, we now have almost all the details

The potential of what the Apple Watch can do is going to be huge. We feel we've only just scratched the surface in our demo. How Power Reserve works, how live notifications work, whether you really will use the voice calling capabilities to make calls...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Watch preview: Apple hopes it's time for the ultimate iPhone accessory - Pocket-lint

 

After months of speculation, the Apple Watch is here. From early 2015 you'll be able to get an Apple device for your wrist that connects to your iPhone

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Matt Swider Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Apple Watch review

 

The iPhone-tailored smartwatch is an expensive convenience gadget

Stylish design ; Clever interface ; Dramatic OS update

Expensive at any level ; Battery life is one day ; Missing many key apps

Apple Watch is good, but better suited on the wrists of early adopters and boutique shop regulars. It's convenient but there's a learning curve you have to overcome and a high price that some people won't be able to get around.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Apple Watch Series 1 review (updated): An affordable alternative

 

It doesn't have GPS and you can't swim with it, but that's okay: Series 1 might be the way to go for anyone who doesn't need those top-end fitness options.

Costs less than Apple Watch Series 3. Has Apple Pay, heart rate functions, and runs all the same apps. Similar design and uses same bands, too.

Lacks swim-ready water resistance and onboard GPS found in Series 3 models. Only comes in aluminum. Doesn't have the Wi-Fi music streaming and Radio app of Series 3 models.

If you're not a runner or a swimmer, the entry-level Apple Watch has most of what you'll need at a more affordable price.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Ashleigh Macro (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple Watch review: now superseded by Series 1

 

It's not without its flaws, but the Apple Watch is beautifully designed and has some great features for iPhone owners. Is it the right smartwatch for you? Find out in our Apple Watch review.

We can't help but think that Apple has tried to do too much with this first generation Apple Watch. There are so many ways of interacting with it and so many different features and elements to get used to that the learning curve is surprisingly steep....

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Anthracite, Black / Anthracite,Black / Black / Black, grey / Black, Platinum / Blue / Brown / Green, Grey / Grey / Light Purple / Orange / Pink / Red / Silver / White / Yellow
Band material:Fluoroelastomer / Leather / Nylon
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 / Rose Gold / Silver / Stainless steel / White
Housing material:Aluminium / Ceramic / Ceramic, Stainless steel / Gold / Stainless steel
Material:Leather
Protection features:Water Resistant
Removable strap:Y / Yes
Shape:Rectangular
Splash proof:Y / Yes
Watch glass type:Ion-X glass / Sapphire
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Waterproof up to:50
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
Altimeter:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Built-in Camera:N
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Caller ID: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
Instant messaging (IM):Y
International Protection (IP) code:IP67 / IPX7
Languages support:Multi
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS 10 / iOS 10.0 / iOS 11.0 / iOS 8.2
Operating system installed:watchOS 1 / watchOS 2 / watchOS 3 / watchOS 4 / watchOS 5
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 / S2 / S3
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touchscreen:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Vibrating motor:Y
Waterproof up to:50
Wireless chipset:W2

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y

Networking

3G standards:UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Cellular:N / Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
SIM card type:eSIM

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
Cables included:Lightning
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 / 4.2
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm / Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
USB port:N / No / Y
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 / Y
Battery Life:10 / 18
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Rechargeable battery:Y
Wireless Charging:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:No / Not supported
Flash memory:16 / 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 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 / 39.2 / 4.2 / 4.25 / 42 / 42.5 / 42.6
Thickness:1.05 / 1.14 / 1.18
Weight:25 / 26.7 / 28.2 / 28.7 / 30 / 32.3 / 34.2 / 34.9 / 40 / 40.1 / 41.9 / 46.4 / 50 / 52.4 / 524 / 54 / 55
Width:3.33 / 3.59 / 3.64 / 33.1 / 33.3 / 34 / 35.9 / 36.4 / 36.5 / 4.2