Turlington Burns has been sharing her experience about using the Apple Watch over at Apple’s official website since the last few weeks. Every week, she talks about how she uses the Apple Watch in her daily life and for her training for one of the world’s biggest marathon, and reveals some new features of the smartwatch.
In her post this week, Burlingtons reveals that the emojis on the Apple Watch change their color, when the screen is pressed harder by the user. This is made possible by Force Touch — a new way to interact with the UI that Apple came up with specifically for the Apple Watch.
The faces are the best because they’re so expressive. If you press the screen, you can change the color.
Burlington also reveals in her post that despite not being that high tech, she has come to “rely heavily on the Apple Watch as a running partner. Being able to see my progress over time in the Activity app on my iPhone has really motivated me. And it’s so useful to have detailed stats, like my distance and pace for every run, all laid out in one place.” This highlights how good the health related features of the Apple Watch are, and that it is more than just a fashion accessory.
The post also mentions that the Apple Watch tracks the heartbeat of its wearer by blinking its LED lights “hundreds of times per second”. This allow the Watch to calculate the number of times your heart beats each minute during a workout. This method is quite different to other heart rate sensors found in Android Wear smartwatches, which generally struggle to read the wearer’s heartbeat during any activity.
[Source Apple | Via AppleInsider]