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Apple is planning to launch its Apple Watch within the next month or two, according to a new report from 9to5Mac. The site’s Mark Gurman says that the company is finishing up work on the wearable’s software, and sources familiar with the project say it’s on track to begin shipping in the US by the end of March.

Apple has been fairly vague about the launch date for its highly anticipated smartwatch thus far, saying only that it would be available in “early 2015.” The firm’s retail chief Angela Ahrendts narrowed the window a bit further in November, telling employees in a video message that it’d be arriving in the “spring.”

Gurman cautions that unexpected issues in software development or manufacturing could push the Watch to a later date, but right now the plan is March. Apple is planning to begin an “extensive testing program” in February to familiarize Apple retail employees with the new product—or really product category.

Unveiled in September, the Apple Watch has a built-in heart rate sensor, and is capable of connecting to iOS devices to facilitate a wide variety of functions including interactive push notifications and activity tracking. The watch will come in three models: Sport, Standard and Edition, with prices starting at $349.

[9to5Mac]

  • meh.. not going to buy it

  • iamzaidan

    Im actually kinda excited…not that im gona buy it.
    But just to read the reviews..
    then i’ll decide whether to buy it or not

  • Eikast

    If the battery life is 20-24 hours then I may get it. otherwise I’ll wait for revision 2. Since getting it would replace my Pebble Steel and UP24 band. I really dislike the UP24 band. Since iOS 8 it’s gone downhill.

  • Dan

    I really wouldn’t get the 1 gen of this product. Better to wait a year, it’s going to have so many kinks I’m sure of it.

    • Rowan09

      Yeah and most of the sensors they were suppose to include is said to be in the 2nd gen.

  • Tommy

    Who cares. This product is so forgettable.

  • Marcus

    I don’t even care about Apple Watch… Honestly, I’m super excited for Photos on Mac.

  • Antzboogie

    I still think it may be over priced a bit and I don’t want a watch that’s needs to be charged everyday. My Galaxy Gear Neo 2 can go a few days without a charge and some functions work with my iPhone 6 Plus. I will just wait for the reviews and see if it’s worth it.

    • Me

      What works and what doesn’t?
      do you get notifications?

  • You’ll buy one when you discover you’ll be able to pay at the counter with a swipe of the wrist.