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  • Apple’s iWatch Still Awaiting FDA Approval and Will Include Many Different Features


    Chinese website Laoyaoba claims Apple’s iWatch is waiting certification from the U.S. FDA before it starts mass production for a fall launch this year. The site notes that Apple has already finalized the design and specifications of the watch. They also noted that Apple is trying to get it certified as a medical equipment. Apple apparently met with FDA last December to discuss many different topics.

    Laoyaoba reported that a number of advanced health sensors that measures blood glucose, heart rate, and blood pressure will be incorporated into the iWatch. The company supposedly also developed an in-house analysis sensor that will work with iOS 8’s Health app. Apple has reportedly hired many personnel that have expertise in fields like glucose monitoring, however, these technologies may not be in the first generation iWatch.

    Reuters and The Wall Street Journal reports state that specifications of the iWatch still need to be finalized by Apple. Also stated in an earlier article, the iWatch is rumored to come in multiple versions, one being a 2.5-inch screen with wireless charging abilities. According to an earlier report by Re/code, it is expected that the iWatch will launch in October of this year.

    Source: Laoyaoba via GforGames, Reuters,The Wall Street Journal, Re/code
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple’s iWatch Still Awaiting FDA Approval and Will Include Many Different Features started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Blood glucose? really, because as a type 1 diabetic, there is nothing even close to that out on the market and then to get it approved within 1 year.. sounds a BS claim. All the skin, or w/e type of glucose monitors never hit the market as they were unreliable and now, apple shoves it out in a couple years.. Hey that would be cool and actually awesome, but not at all likely.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Yeah sounds unlikely but I hope it has blood pressure monitor
    1. foolish813's Avatar
      foolish813 -
      yaeh, brood plessure, too
    1. kalpesh78's Avatar
      kalpesh78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
      Blood glucose? really, because as a type 1 diabetic, there is nothing even close to that out on the market and then to get it approved within 1 year.. sounds a BS claim. All the skin, or w/e type of glucose monitors never hit the market as they were unreliable and now, apple shoves it out in a couple years.. Hey that would be cool and actually awesome, but not at all likely.

      There was a time when all mobiles were with a keypads. Apple brought touchscreens to the market. Many thought printed maps were the only way to navigate, till google brought googlemaps.
      Don't be such an AH. Tech is changing and bettering itself everyday. I think its possible to monitor blood-sugar by just touch.

      Ofcourse nothing is more reliable than a proper blood test. Then again don't forget its more of a watch than anything else. If you want accurate results go get a bloodtest done. This will give you approximation, many can rely on it.
    1. qumahlin's Avatar
      qumahlin -
      Quote Originally Posted by kalpesh78 View Post
      There was a time when all mobiles were with a keypads. Apple brought touchscreens to the market. Many thought printed maps were the only way to navigate, till google brought googlemaps.
      Don't be such an AH. Tech is changing and bettering itself everyday. I think its possible to monitor blood-sugar by just touch.

      Ofcourse nothing is more reliable than a proper blood test. Then again don't forget its more of a watch than anything else. If you want accurate results go get a bloodtest done. This will give you approximation, many can rely on it.
      It is HIGHLY unlikely the first version of the iWatch would contain glucose monitoring not due to technology, but because the idea they would be able to get FDA approval without anyone having even scene this device yet is ludicrous. The FDA approval process for something to actually carry a medical device capability designation requires far more than 1 year of testing. We haven't even seen proven shots of PARTS for an iwatch.
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kalpesh78 View Post
      There was a time when all mobiles were with a keypads. Apple brought touchscreens to the market. Many thought printed maps were the only way to navigate, till google brought googlemaps.
      Don't be such an AH. Tech is changing and bettering itself everyday. I think its possible to monitor blood-sugar by just touch.

      Ofcourse nothing is more reliable than a proper blood test. Then again don't forget its more of a watch than anything else. If you want accurate results go get a bloodtest done. This will give you approximation, many can rely on it.
      An AH because I don't like false shi* being spewed... and i'm not talking about a map or a keyboard, this would be life changing. So before you call me a n AH be sure to SMD.