As of April 16, Apple watch owners can participate in free workshops held at various Apple Stores to get detailed insight on how to use the new wearable. Apple Watch Basics workshops were listed on several Apple Stores’ workshop list earlier this week.
According to workshop requirements, participants need to bring their Apple Watch and their iPhone to learn how to use a various set of new features such as “glances” gestures and many more.
“Glances” allow Apple Watch users to have a quick view at small slides of information they access by tapping the surface of the device. Gestures were designed to improve Apple Watch users’ browsing experience by allowing them to jump from one watch feature to another by simply tapping or swiping its face. But since Apple offers a wide range of faces for its wearable device, many of them are customizable.
Other Apple stores also have a class named “Stay in Touch with Apple Watch” which helps users mostly employ their smartwatches for communications. In this workshop, they will learn how to answer messages and reply to their mails, how to make a call or send a heartbeat to their loved ones. Apple Watch really allows you to send your actual heartbeat to somebody else through its heart rate sensor.
But Apple is not new to workshops. Its stores have workshops on other topics or devices such as iPhone, iCloud, iPad and the Mac. However, since Apple Watch is completely new and innovative, it requires extra training. It also has a lot of new features into a very compressed package.
Apple has already provided potential buyers with short and free demos on its smartwatches based on reservations only. But the new workshops are more in-depth and help people get a closer look at what Apple Watch can and cannot do.
The two above mentioned workshops will kick off April 24, the same date when the device will be launched. Yet, if your Apple Store has such workshops available you can already start enrolling.
People have reported have difficulties in finding a spot on these classes as not all U.S. Apple stores offered them to their customers. One person even reported that in his city only two stores had the Apple Basics workshop, while only one of those two had also the Stay in Touch with Apple Watch workshop. But as April 24 nears, we expect that more and more Apple Stores will list them as demand is already greater than supply.
Courses will take place every 90 minutes over the course of a day, and people will be able to attend them also in weekends. But as Apple Watch preorders already range from 1 million to more than 2.2 million, workshops on how to use the device will certainly be a hot topic. Yet, Apple Watch owners will have to figure out when to make a reservation as they will also need their smartwatch in order to attend.
And that’s a tough call as ship dates vary from one month to mid-June. Anyhow, anybody who preorders Apple’s wearable device will certainly not have it by April 24. Also, sources familiar with the matter said that the device may not hit the shelves until June.
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