According to 9to5Mac, professional athletes from the NBA, MLB, and NHL are currently testing Apple’s iWatch, to measure the fitness capabilities in rigorous training environments. Apple has reported that many athletes have been invited to the Cupertino campus to discuss the iWatch, including LA Lakers player, Kobe Bryant.

Apple is said to be working with Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Kings right winger Dustin Brown, and a few other star athletes, including a player from the Boston Red Sox, on the testing project. The athletes are said to have signed non-disclosure-agreements regarding the existence of the upcoming Apple wearable device.

It’s been reported that Bryant was seen on the Apple campus in May and met with Jony Ive, Apple’s chief designer, who also had a leading role in creating the iWatch. It is likely that the professional athletes are testing the multitude of health and fitness sensors that are built into the device. It is supposed to measure everything from heart rate to sleep quality. Reports are similar to what previous KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that the company’s iWatch is a fashion accessory.
Rumors have said that when the iWatch launches, it will be released in at least two sizes with one being 2.5 inches. The iWatch is said to have a sapphire crystal display, integration with iOS devices, wireless charging capabilities, and a rectangular face that protrudes slightly that creates an arch around the wrist.

Source: 9to5Mac