The Digital Crown is one of the most important aspects of the Apple Watch's design. Here's how it works, and everything the button is capable of.
Apple's design of the Apple Watch hasn't changed all that much since the first model was released in 2015, including the use of the watch's Digital Crown. It's one of two buttons present on the wearable, and despite being so small, it's one of the Apple Watch's best hardware features.
To say that the Apple Watch has been a massive success for Apple would be a massive understatement. It's become the go-to smartwatch for anyone with an iPhone, not to mention it's the market leader for the entire smartwatch industry. This is due to a few different reasons, ranging from the Apple Watch's excellent app support, continually improving software, and the top-notch performance provided by Apple's S-series processors.
Apple has tweaked and refined the Apple Watch's design over the years, but for the most part, it's remained mostly the same. It's available in two sizes, has a squarish display, and two buttons — including the side button and Digital Crown. The Digital Crown is a small, circular button on the Apple Watch that can be used in a couple of different ways. Users can press the Digital Crown, in addition to rotating it up and down. It seems like a pretty simple button on the surface, but the way it's integrated with the watchOS software makes it incredibly powerful.