8 things you need to know about the Apple Watch

  • At a media-packed event in San Francisco on Monday, March 9, Apple CEO Tim Cook officially rolled out the details of the highly anticipated Apple Watch.

    The wearable device has fueled speculation and rumors since Cook first teased it along with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September, and finally more has been revealed. As the first entirely new product line from the company since it released the iPad in 2010, Apple's smartwatch will be a test on many fronts, not the least of which being: Will it live up to the hype?

    Here's our breakdown of the top takeaways from the announcement, including the functions, the look and the price tag (which ranges from hefty on up to outrageous).

    Click through for the highlights.

  • Amanda Schupak

    Amanda Schupak is the science and technology editor at