Consumers aiming to buy the Apple Watch can also get a jumpstart on signing up for workshop instruction on Apple's new wearable by checking out Apple's site to see if upcoming training is being scheduled in their neighborhood.
Apple is offering two courses at this point: "Stay in Touch With Apple Watch" and "Apple Watch Basics." The educational program appears to be in a slow rollout mode at this point with workshops available in limited areas.
According to one report, the Stay in Touch workshop being offered is focused on how to use Watch for communications capabilities, from email and messages, to sending a heartbeat rate to another person.
Given reports that Apple sold a million Watches last Friday when it debuted for preorder, it may be a good idea to get a class reservation in place. The problem, though, is that Watches likely won't be in buyers' hands until June at the earliest since the Apple Watch production is reportedly already backlogged.
The workshops are slated to start on April 24 and early locations shown on the concierge support page include Xidan Joy City in China.
Apple Watch buyers will need to bring the Watch, along with their iPhone, to the training classes. The classes, according to Apple, will help users get started using Glances, gestures, watch faces and other features.
Once the workshops are rolling, the sessions will be held every 90 minutes at training locations.
If the online site for class reservations proves fruitless, Apple advises Watch owners to check with local retail stores on workshop opportunities.
Industry watchers are expecting Apple to sell between 5 million and 30 million worldwide, and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims preorders are close to 2.3 million—more than double the 1 million cited in initial media reports.
Consumers can now make an appointment to attend a demo at stores and place an order at the store or online. The latest reports, however, also indicate that in-store Watch buying won't be happening until June, which is when Watch is supposedly ready to be delivered to buyers.