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Tips Before Preordering The Apple Watch

Tips Before Preordering The Apple Watch

So you are thinking of getting the Apple Watch, the first ever wearable device produced by Apple? As you might have known, this smartwatch will officially hit stores everywhere starting on April 24th of this year. 


But before that, specifically on April 10th, Apple will start accepting preorders for the Apple Watch. On the same date, the Apple Watch will go on display on Apple stores, where you can actually try on the wearable device, but only for a maximum of 15 minutes (bummer). In-store demos are expected to be on a first-come-first-served basis, except for the Apple Watch Edition which customers can schedule a demo session up to an hour long. 


Some reports suggest that if you wait to demo the Apple Watch in stores, you might end up with your order being delivered late. As for those who preorder as soon as possible, they will likely have their Apple Watches delivered on time (or possibly even earlier). To help you sort everything out before you preorder, here are some tips.


TIP #1: Make sure smartphone is compatible with the Apple Watch


You do know that the Apple Watch only works when paired with an iPhone, right? But which iPhone model exactly? Naturally, Apple's smartwatch works with the tech giant's two newest flagship devices, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. But it can also work with older iPhone models, such as the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5C, and the iPhone 5S.


TIP #2: Know which Apple Watch model to buy


The Apple Watch basically comes in three variations -- the entry level Apple Watch Sport, the midrange Apple Watch, and the luxury Apple Watch Edition. Each variation comes in either a 38 millimeter size or a 42 millimeter size.


The Apple Watch Sport has a price of $349 for the 38 mm variant and $399 for the 42 mm variant. Its body is made of aluminum alloy, while its back side is made of composite material. It is designed to be lightweight, making it the ideal Apple Watch for sports-minded users. The midrange Apple Watch costs $549 for the 38 mm version and $599 for the 42 mm version. It is made of stainless steel, but has a ceramic back. It also features a sapphire crystal display. The luxury Apple Watch Edition starts at $10,000. No surprise there since Its body features 18 karat gold.


TIP #3: Determine your watch size in advance


This basically involves knowing two things -- the size of the watch face and the length of the band for your Apple Watch. If you think you have a small wrist, then the 38 mm version is probably for you. If you are big, then by all means, get the 42 mm version. If you are not sure, you can cut out paper watch faces with 38 mm and 42 mm dimensions and try them on. 


With regards to the size and length of the bands, the Apple Watch Sport already comes with two band options -- S/M and M/L. As for the midrange Apple Watch, it comes with Small, Medium, and Large options for its band. If you do not know which size fits you, you will need to measure your wrist size and then refer to Apple's sizing guide


It should be noted that all bands for the Apple Watch are interchangeable. This means that at anytime, you can always switch to another band with another style or size. Also, if you are left-handed, you will be delighted to know that Apple's smartwatch automatically rotates. Lastly, you are free to accessorize any way you want, provided that the accessories you get are made exactly for the specific version of your Apple Watch.