In a move that's set to mirror previous Apple launches (we're talking camping overnight at their flagship stores), the unveiling of the Apple Watch is shaping up to be a major technology game changer. By far the most intimate and immediate communication device Apple has ever launched, we're predicating the Apple Watch will move some serious units come April 24.

Highly customisable, Apple Watch allows users to interact with the world via third-party apps designed specifically for the gadget. You can even choose from several interface designs, from a basic chronograph to animated animals and cartoon heroes.

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The device works not just as a timepiece, but also as a diary, alerting users to upcoming calendar events, weather forecasts, current location maps and many other cool features. And yes, Apple Watch can send messages, answer calls and access emails like an iPhone - it can even send sketches or the rhythm of heartbeat.

Exercise junkies will no doubt love the fact it comes built in with an activity app, which monitors your daily activity and calories burned. By using an accelerometer, a built-in heart rate sensor, and the GPS and Wi-Fi from your iPhone, it gives you a comprehensive snapshot of your daily activity and workouts.

The Apple Watch (finally) drops in stores this month

Apple Watch will be available in two different sizes, 38mm and 42mm and has  three collections - Apple Watch ($799-$1,629), Apple Watch Sport ($499- $579) and Apple Watch Edition (from $14,000) - with an array of finishes and materials to choose from.

If you can't wait until the end of the month, it's also available to pre-order and preview at Apple stores and retailers and at apple.com/au on April 10.