Original Apple Watch Datasheet

Source: apple.com – Apple Watch

Apple Watch (Original – 1st Generation) is a smartwatch designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2015 to 2016 as a part of the Apple Watch series. The first Watch was introduced on March 9, 2015, and released seven weeks later, on April 24, 2015. The price of the new Watch started at $349.

Apple Watch was released in three versions: Apple Watch Sport, made of Silver, Space Gray, Gold or Rose Gold Aluminum, and Ion-X glass.

The second version, Apple Watch, is made of Silver or Black Stainless Steel and Sapphire crystal glass.

The third version, the Apple Watch Edition, comprises 18-karat Yellow or Rose Gold and Sapphire crystal glass. Each of these versions has been prepared in two sizes, a smaller 38 mm case, and a bigger 42 mm case, and paired with one of the 6 straps options.

Apple Watch has been developed to help track fitness activities. The Watch is offering a Fitness app to track and record fitness activities by selecting a dedicated Workout. Together with the Fitness app, a Heart Rate app has been built to track a heartbeat by an internal heart rate sensor that uses both infrared and visible-light LEDs and photodiodes.

Apple developed a motivation system called Activity. Activity is collecting data in the background and it’s exposing this data in three graphics rings. Each ring refers to a different category of activity such as Move, Exercise, and Stand. A Move ring shows how many calories have been burned so far. The Exercise ring displays how many minutes of exercise have been recorded so far. The Stand ring shows how many hours you have been standing today. Closing each ring is celebrated by animated graphics on the Watch screen. Closing all rings each day is recommended to keep health at the right level. 

When it comes to specifications, the Apple Watch has been equipped with a gorgeous OLED Retina display with Force Touch technology. The 38 mm version features a 1.5-inch display, and the 42 mm version features a 1.65-inch display on a diagonal. The new Watch is powered by an Apple original system-on-chip Apple S1 to provide the best performance.

The device features as well a 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, a Taptic Engine to provide natural feedback, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, NFC technology for Apple Pay, a heart rate sensor, a gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, wireless charging system, water resistance with IPX7 certificate, and more. The battery in the Apple Watch lasts for up to 18 hours of use.

After a year and six months, Apple has released a new generation of Apple Watch. On September 7, 2016, this model was discontinued and has been made unavailable to order in the Apple Store. Of course, you can still buy this Apple Watch from other sellers.

This Apple Watch has been replaced by Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2. Because of that, this model (1st Generation) is commonly called Series 0. Software support for the first Apple Watch ended with watchOS 4.3.2. Today, the original Apple Watch is 9 years old!

Original Apple Watch Details

IntroducedMarch 9, 2015 – 9 years ago
ReleasedApril 24, 2015 – 9 years ago
DiscontinuedSeptember 7, 2016 – 7 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 9, 2018 – 5 years ago
Time on the Market16 Months (1 year)
Time of Support38 Months (3 years)
Model IdentifierWatch1,1 (38 mm)
Watch1,2 (42 mm)
Model NumberA1553 (38 mm)
A1554 (42 mm)
EMC2870 (38 mm)
2871 (42 mm)
Generation1st
Order Number38 mm Stainless Steel
MJ302LL/A, MJ2Y2LL/A, MJ312LL/A, MJ322LL/A, MJYK2LL/A, MJ332LL/A, MJ362LL/A, MJ3A2LL/A, MJ3E2LL/A, MJ3F2LL/A, MLLD2LL/A, MLCK2LL/A, MLCL2LL/A MLE62LL/A, MMF82LL/A, MMFD2LL/A, MMF92LL/A, MMFH2LL/A, MMFK2LL/A

42 mm Stainless Steel
MJ3V2LL/A , MJ3U2LL/A, MJ3X2LL/A, MJ3Y2LL/A, MJYN2LL/A, MJ452LL/A, MJ432LL/A, MJ402LL/A, MJ472LL/A, MJ482LL/A, MLLE2LL/A, MLC82LL/A, MLC92LL/A, MLFA2LL/A, MLFC2LL/A, MMFU2LL/A, MMFV2LL/A, MMFX2LL/A, MMG02LL/A, MMG22LL/A

38 mm Aluminum
MJ2T2LL/A, MJ2V2LL/A, MJ2U2LL/A, MJ2W2LL/A, MJ2X2LL/A, MLCF2LL/A, MLCG2LL/A, MLCH2LL/A, MLCJ2LL/A, MMEC2ZA/A, MME92ZA/A, MMF02LL/A, MMF12LL/A, MMF22LL/A, MMF32LL/A, MMF42LL/A, MMF52LL/A, MMF62LL/A

42 mm Aluminum
MJ3N2LL/A, MJ3Q2LL/A, MJ3P2LL/A, MJ3R2LL/A, MJ3T2LL/A, MLC42LL/A, MLC52LL/A, MLC62LL/A, MLC72LL/A, MMEE2ZA/A, MMED2ZA/A, MMFE2LL/A, MMFL2LL/A, MMFM2LL/A, MMFN2LL/A, MMFP2LL/A, MMFQ2LL/A, MMFR2LL/A

38 mm Rose Gold
MJ8P2LL/A, MJ3K2LL/A

42 mm Rose Gold
MJ4A2LL/A, MLFH2LL/A, MLE52LL/A

38 mm Gold
MKL52LL/A, MJ3G2LL/A

42 mm Gold
MJ8Q2LL/A, MKL62LL/A, MJVT2LL/A

38 mm Stainless Steel Hermes
MLCN2LL/A, MLCP2LL/A, MLC02FD/A, MLC32VC/A, MLC22LL/A

42 mm Stainless Steel Hermes
MLCC2LL/A, MLCD2LL/A, MLCE2LL/A
Original Price$349 – $399 (Apple Watch Sport)
$549 – $1,099 (Apple Watch)
$10,000 – $17,000 (Apple Watch Edition)
ColorsSilver
Space Gray
Gold
Rose Gold
Stainless Steel
Black Stainless Steel
18-Karat Yellow Gold
18-Karat Rose Gold
CaseStainless Steel (Apple Watch)
Aluminum (Apple Watch Sport)
Gold (Apple Watch Edition)
Weight0.88 – 1.9 oz. (38 mm)
24 – 53 Grams (38 mm)

1.06 – 2.4 oz. (42 mm)
30 – 68 Grams (42 mm)
Dimensions1.52” H x 1.31” W x 0.41″ D (38 mm)
3.86 cm H x 3.32 cm W x 1.04 cm D (38 mm)

1.65” H x 1.41” W x 0.41″ D (42 mm)
4.19 cm H x 3.58 cm W x 1.04 cm D (42 mm)
SuccessorApple Watch Series 1
Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Watch 1st Gen Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorApple S1
Processor Speed520 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1

Memory

Memory512 MB of RAM

Storage

Storage8 GB

Display

Display MaterialsIon-X glass (Apple Watch Sport)
Sapphire crystal (Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition)
Display1.5″ OLED Retina Multi-touch Display (38 mm)
1.65″ OLED Retina Multi-touch Display (42 mm)
Display Size563 mm2 (38 mm)
740 mm2 (42 mm)
Resolutions272 x 340 (38 mm)
312 x 390 (42 mm)
Brightness450 cd/m2
Pixel Density326 ppi

Input

Input MethodDigital Crown
Multi-Touch
Force Touch
Digital Touch
Side Button

Sensors

SensorsAmbient light sensor
Heart rate sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Tactile FeedbackTaptic Engine

Connections

Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz
NFCNFC for Apple Pay
LocationNone (utilizes GPS in paired iPhone)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
Audio In1 – Microphone
Audio Out1 – Speaker

Software

Original OSwatchOS 1.0
Maximum OSwatchOS 4.3.2
System RequirementsiPhone 5 or later
iOS 8.2 or later
Intelligent AssistantSiri

Power

BatteryBuilt-in rechargeable Lithium-Polymer
Battery Capacity205 mAh (38 mm)
246 mAh (42 mm)
Battery LifeUp to 18 hours
PowerApple 5W or 12W Power adapter

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