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Apple iWatch Features: What do you want to see?

Michael Sawh


Apple iWatch concept by Brett Jordan
Apple iWatch concept

Along with 4K TVs, next generation consoles and Google Glass, 2013 is set to be the year of the smart watch.

The Pebble kicked off proceedings earlier this year with efforts from Casio and the I’m Watch following shortly after. Now Sony has entered the fray once again with its updated SmartWatch 2, an Android-friendly timepiece that is water-resistant just like the Sony Xperia Z and works via NFC and Bluetooth 3.0.

The best, however, could be yet to come. Samsung has previously confirmed it’s working on a smart watch, while the rumour mill continues to fill with talk that Apple is planning a smart watch dubbed the ‘Apple Watch’.

Current smart watches have received a mixed response largely down to the lack of captivating features to convince users to check the wrist over reaching for their smartphone.

Apple, like it did with the iPad, has a proven track record of creating products we never thought we needed desirable, and could do the same with a smart watch. The question is, what will it have to do to make an 'iWatch' a worthwhile purchase?

So, we want to ask you the TrustedReviews readers, what features would convince you to buy an Apple smart watch or a rival Samsung smart watch?

Have your say in the comments section below.

(Picture credit: Brett Jordan)


June 25, 2013, 11:34 am

I'd like mine to work as an extension of my phone. Show me call alerts, messages etc. without having to dig my phone out when I'm on the move, at the gym, on a busy train, shopping etc.


June 25, 2013, 7:00 pm

In addition to what @Jordan says...
-waterproof and rugged so can be used while swimming, exercising, or doing dirty/laborious work
-customizable default view with key bits of info...weather, sports scores, stock info, phone battery, upcoming appointments, music playing, etc. and the time fixed at the top of the screen
-ability to act as a remote, such as for music controls or camera
-security features (i.e. phone does not lock when watch is connected)
-NFC for swiping for payments or sharing data
-some biometric sensors (heart rate monitor, pedometer, etc.) to eliminate the need for separate sensors
-speakerphone...caller ID is nice, but what if I can't get to my phone? Would be great for quick calls...
-quick text message responses...user-defined quick responses that would not need a keyboard
-easy integration with existing apps for alerts, very light data entry (i.e. golf scoring), or secondary screen cues (i.e. walking navigation)

The list is endless!

Michael Gates

June 25, 2013, 8:40 pm

Jeterdawg - really great list - NFC would be the killer App for me!


June 25, 2013, 9:21 pm

I hope it tells the time. That would be nice...

Laurent Lejeune

June 25, 2013, 10:01 pm

If they ditch iTunes, I might buy something from Apple.

Also, I must be able to talk to my smart-car via the watch ala Knight Rider


June 26, 2013, 2:17 pm

A Patek Philippe mechanical movement


June 26, 2013, 5:04 pm



June 26, 2013, 5:04 pm



March 20, 2014, 9:35 pm

Voice commands without touching a button. Having the phone constantly listening for a command with a simple word to trigger Siri

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