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02-14-2014, 01:00 PM #1
Rumor: iWatch to Monitor Blood Oxygen Levels
In recent weeks, Apple has purportedly hired a number of experts in the field of mobile medical sensors while advertising job opening for similarly mHealth-savvy engineers to work on an unnamed product - a product many believe will become the still-mythical iWatch.
On Friday, China’s Electrical Engineering Times reported that Apple's smartwatch will be a full-fledged mobile medical resource that will be able to do much more than originally imagined.
Electronics industry analyst Sun Chang Xu says that Cupertino’s long-rumored wearable device may monitor heart rate and blood oxygen levels. However, “inaccuracy” has caused Apple to shelve plans to add blood glucose monitoring to the device, according to China’s Electrical Engineering Times.
While Apple has given no indication of the iWatch's existence, let alone release date, most industry analysts and supply chain sources believe that this device will be among the new products Apple has promised for 2014.
02-14-2014, 01:17 PM #2
I love that there are rumors about functionality of a device that doesn't exist... I can't wait for the blurry pics to come in when the iWatch does actually start production.
02-14-2014, 01:38 PM #3
^^HAHA! Im saying..all this secrecy. We all know what happens once it drops. Copy cats will abound. All of a sudden the watches that exist won't. Trashed to become clones of whatever Apple does..yay.
02-14-2014, 02:14 PM #4
That would be awesome if they announced it in the April event!
02-14-2014, 03:07 PM #5
Lol it would be hilarious if it never happens
02-14-2014, 04:54 PM #6
02-14-2014, 05:00 PM #7
It would be tough to get people to buy into this iWatch...
Most people I know who have iPhone have nice watches, I am not about to take off my Tag Heuer for this iWatch.
02-14-2014, 05:24 PM #8
I have an iPod nano with a watch band and it does what I want, it's an iPod, it's a watch. The only thing it's missing is Bluetooth and content.
I don't need to talk to it, it wold be cool to see who emailed, texted, or called but I don't want to talk ON it. Just add Bluetooth to the nano, make its thinner and some stylish bands, some downloadable watch faces and the ability to last a few days on a charge and it will sell. Look at all the other watch products and take what's good and ditch what isn't, oh wait, that's what Apple does best so I'm sure it won't disappoint.
02-14-2014, 05:33 PM #9
02-14-2014, 08:28 PM #10
Will it tell me when to breathe?
02-14-2014, 09:35 PM #11
I've always wanted to know my blood oxygen level.
02-14-2014, 09:36 PM #12
How about blood alcohol levels? That might be more useful.
02-14-2014, 09:37 PM #13
02-14-2014, 09:43 PM #14
Only thing I have trouble with, is usually we see prototype pieces(frames and etc...) we haven't seen anything yet except concept & rumors.
02-15-2014, 08:10 AM #15
Not sure what you mean. Make a watch that looks better than the nano? Then wouldn't it just be a watch? I mean that apple knows the key is content, amazon knows the key is content, Samsung thinks it's copying and tossing in the newest tech that they aren't even sure people want and rolling with it.
Take the nano 5th gen, improve it, make an App Store for watch faces and tiny and simple apps worth using on a smaller screen and then it will sell. Simple. My guess is they know this since they market so well every thing they make they sell.
02-16-2014, 12:33 PM #16
I also predict the watch offered at the same time along side of the new iPhone.