Per today's big announcement, you'll be able to get Apple's new fancy wristwear real soon. Preorder it on April 10 online (ships April 24) and you'll be one of the first sporting the high tech timepiece.
A lot of wearable tech feels big, clunky, and, tbh, super dorky. But the three devices going head-to-head below — the Apple Watch, Moto 360, and Pebble Time Steel — bring some much needed style to the smartwatch space.
The Apple Watch
Pebble Time Steel
Apple Watch: iPhone only. It's compatible with iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, and 6 Plus running iOS 8.
Moto 360: Android phones running 4.3 or newer.
Pebble Time: Android (version 4.0 and newer) and iPhone (4S and newer, running iOS 8).
Apple Watch: Apple Watch Sport at $349 for 38mm, $399 for 42mm. Apple Watch starts at $548 for 38mm and $599 for 42mm. Apple Watch Edition is available in select stores for $10,000.
Moto 360: $249 for the leather band, $300 for the metal band, and $330 for the slim metal band.
Pebble Time: $179 through Kickstarter (ends March 27), otherwise $199 for Pebble Time. $250 through the Kickstarter, otherwise $299 for Pebble Time Steel.
An "all day" battery, which means 18 hours and charging at night.
Same as the Apple Watch, although some allege that the Moto 360 lasts more than a full day after October's software update.
Up to 7 days!! What the what!
Sweating, wearing in rain is fine, but remove before showering.
The watch has an IP67 rating, which means it's protected underwater up to 1 meter deep.
Suitable for "swimming, showering, and surfing," according to Pebble, but won't stand up to deep-water activities.