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Apple Watch Will Allow Left-Handed Users to Choose Interface Orientation

At its special media event today, Apple unveiled its Apple Watch, showing off a variety of ways to use the device and its apps. However, Apple's presentation and videos did not directly address how the device would work for left-handed users.

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Now, Slashgear has new information on how the device will work for left-handed individuals. According to Apple, users will be able to choose what way the watch's interface orients upon starting up the device for the first time. The bands for the Apple Watch are also swappable, enabling users to ensure the the device is not facing the opposite direction. However, left-handed users will still be required to adapt to the Digital Crown input on the Apple Watch, which is on the bottom left side when the device is worn on the correct wrist.

The Apple Watch will launch in early 2015 at a starting price of $349, and will be available two separate screen sizes of 38mm and 42mm. Apple will also ship 18 different watch straps that are easily interchangeable alongside its different color and material choices.

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24 months ago
I love it how all those that kept saying how they could not wait for the announcement, that their body/wallet/wrist were ready, etc. etc., now are bashing the watch for its looks, for the fact that it needs the iPhone to work, that its too thick, that its too expensive. The same things were said about the iPad after its announcement: it was just a large iPhone, it needed iTunes and a computer to work, it was too expensive, but now they all own one or two of those. I just can't wait to see one of these watches in person. I bet they will sell a lot of them.
Rating: 21 Votes
24 months ago


However, left-handed users will still be required to adapt to the Digital Crown input (http://www.apple.com/watch/technology/) on the Apple Watch, which is on the bottom left side when the device is worn on the correct wrist.


It sounds like the author is a Lefty sympathizer.
Rating: 11 Votes
24 months ago
They should sell left handed versions at the Leftorium.
Rating: 10 Votes
24 months ago
Good news everyone!

Rating: 8 Votes
24 months ago

Thats good news for lefties.


Seriously, the user comments suggesting otherwise were silly. Like Apple would alienate a good portion of it's customers for a niche product.
Rating: 8 Votes
24 months ago
I'm a leftie, but I've always worn my watches on my left wrist. It somehow doesn't feel natural on the right. Anyone else do this?
Rating: 8 Votes
24 months ago
This should be filed under no ***** sherlock.
Rating: 7 Votes
24 months ago
They should charge a $20 premium to left handed users.
Rating: 7 Votes
24 months ago
Should have centered the crown.
Rating: 7 Votes
24 months ago
David Pogue has more first hand impressions here:

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/apple-watch-update-more-details-and-hands-on-97091024129.html

The fanciest model, the gold Edition, comes in a gorgeous jewelry box — which doubles as a charger. The back of the box has a Lightning connector, and the inside of the box has the watch’s magnetic round charger pad, standing vertically. So as you retire each night, you can just lay your gold watch into its case and let it charge.

Rating: 6 Votes

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