Preparing for Apple Watch: Guided Tours

While you’re waiting for 12:01 AM PT on Friday, April 10 to roll around so that you can try to pre-order an Apple Watch online, why not spend a little time learning how to navigate around some of the features of the “most personal computer yet”? Apple has published the first three of ten initial Apple Watch Guided Tour videos to get buyers pointed in the right direction.

These first Guided Tours outline the use of the Digital Crown, Force Touch, and other interface elements for three built-in apps: Messages, Faces (customizing watch faces), and Digital Touch. They’re short, demonstrate the clever ways in which Apple has made it possible to perform complex functions with a minimal display and interface, and definitely serve the function of ramping up excitement about the Watch as well.

Coming soon in the series are Guided Tours for Phone Calls, Siri, Maps, Music, Apple Pay, Activity, and Workout. 

In other Apple Watch news, the company won’t be able to launch the smartwatch in Switzerland until after December 5, 2015 due to an intellectual property rights issue. Thanks to a patent filed in 1985 belonging to William Longe, owner of the watch brand Leonard, Apple cannot use the image of an apple nor the word “Apple” to launch its watch in Switzerland.