Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has started shipping the Apple Watch this week, and some consumers are still confused about choosing the right version. Here is a rundown of various variants, with a price range of #349 to $17,000.
Apple Watch Sport:
The entry-level Apple Watch priced at $349,comes with an aluminium case, Ion-X glass over the display and a rubber-like fluoroelastomer band that retails at $1. The larger 43mm variant is priced at $399, while the device comes with five colors and two sizes to choose from. Theere are 10 variants of of the Sport version, and is likely to appeal to the younger generation.
Stainless Steel Apple Watch:
The Stainless Steel Apple Watch is aimed at fitness enthusiasts that comes with a fluroelastomer band while the aliminium is replaced with stainless steel. the devices comes in two variants, $549 for the 38mm size and $599 for the 42mm variant. Apple has include a sapphire glass though its is less customizable.
Classic Buckle Apple Watch:
The Black-only Classic Buckle Watch, is priced at $649 for the smaller size and $699 for the larger edition. The Watch also comes in a different design with a Milanese Loop, a woven stainless steel mesh and a magnetic adjustable clasp.
Leather Loop Watch:
This version gives prominence to the leather loop which is milled in Italy. The smartwatch has a magnetic features hidden within the loop, and is available only in the US. The model is priced at $700 for the 42mm watch size. This model comes with a longer battery life due its larger size, and comes in stone, bright blue, light brown and black colors.
Leather Band Apple Watch:
The Leather Band Apple Watch, priced at $749, features at two-piece magnetic enclosure, and is available only in 38mm stainless steel case. The watch is aimed at users looking for comfort, and comes in pink, brown, midnight blue and black colors.
Link Bracelet Apple Watch:
The all-metal Link Bracelet Watch is priced competitively at $949 for the 38mm version and $999 for the 42mm version. The smartwatch is available in Space Gray Black stainless steel version for an extra $50, and will be available only in the US.
Also Read: Apple Watch Guide Videos.
Apple Watch Edition:
Apple Watch is aimed at competing with luxury watch makers like Rolex and Cartier, and carries a premium price tag. The limited-edition variant is made of 18-karat gold and comes in eight variants. The less priced models are the 38mm edition with gold case and White Sport Band, and the yellow gold case with Black Sport Band. The models are priced at $10,000 in the US while users will have to shell out an extra $2000 for the 42m variant.
Also Read: Apple Watch teardown video.
The Black Classic Buckle variant, priced at an eye-popping $15,000, comes with 42mm gold case with Black Classic Buckle, and 42mm yellow gold case with Black Classic Buckle.
Apple Watch Edition -18-karat rose gold case:
The most expensive Apple Watch, the 18-karat rose gold case and rose gray modern buckle, will be priced at $17,000 in the United States. The most luxurious and eye-catching model has already become an accessory for various celebrities.
Apple has successfully made a grand entry into the smartwatch market by offering different models and designs to a range of consumers.[ Source ]