Apple smart watch could cost you as much as $22,000

Apple is touting its new wrist watch as a way to make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, and even open your hotel room door.

  1. Apple's new watch will allow you to make calls, use social media, monitor your workout and pay your groceries all at the flick of a wrist -- but that convenience comes with a huge pricetag. The cheapest version will cost $449 plus tax in Canada, but there are also tricked-out luxury options, including one watch made of real gold:
  2. Apple Watch Edition, made with 18-karat gold, starts at $13,000 in Canada #cdntech
  3. Here's what the watch looks like:
  4. Apple Watch hands-on feat. Mickey Mouse. #apple #springforward #applewatch
  5. The watch will feature apps that work with airlines, hotels, and sports leagues. The gadget can open your garage door. The watch can also notify you if you've been sitting down for a long time.
  6. Apple Watch seems like The Nag You Wear On Your Wrist. "You've been sitting too long. It's time to exercise. Call your mother!"
  7. It's not the first smart watch on the market. Here's how it compares to others:
  8. My concern: With each new thing the Apple Watch can do, the likelihood of doing any of them quickly or conveniently goes down.
  9. And many users online zeroed in on the cost:
  10. Bouta be James Bond in this thing. #Apple #Mac #iwatch
    Bouta be James Bond in this thing. #Apple #Mac #iwatch
  11. The cheap Apple Watch Sport is like wearing a bright plastic sign on your wrist screaming “I’M POOR"
  12. The Apple Watch better be able kill all my enemies and fix my problems with that price.
  13. There's a sucker born every minute. Now you know what kind of watch they have. MT @michaeloliveira: Mid-range Apple Watch is $699 to $1,459
  14. I would buy an Apple Watch for $700 if it had $650 in cash inside of it.
  15. $10,000 for something that is certain to be updated in less than 2 years. What. #AppleWatch #AppleWatchEvent #AppleLive
  16. Some made statements on consumerist culture:
  17. Put on my 10k Apple watch, walk to my 100k Tesla, drive to my 15M plane and fly straight to hell.
  18. This new #AppleWatch is terrible. They need to find a new material, its very sticky and started rotting after a day. #watchSwag #lol #apple
    This new #AppleWatch is terrible. They need to find a new material, its very sticky and started rotting after a day. #watchSwag #lol #apple
  19. Who needs a car when you can have this watch for $17k! #apple #applewatch #onedaybatterylife
    Who needs a car when you can have this watch for $17k! #apple #applewatch #onedaybatterylife
  20. KICKSTARTER: $70 - We will spray paint your Apple Watch gold $140 - We will spray paint your gold Apple Watch silver so you don't get mugged
  21. People hung up on the 10k price tag for the Apple Watch Edition both fail to understand luxury goods and the market price of pure gold.
  22. The new Apple Watch is bit bulkier than expected. #apple #applewatch #tech #time #mac
    The new Apple Watch is bit bulkier than expected. #apple #applewatch #tech #time #mac