iWatch to Have 2.5″ Touch Display, Wireless Charging, Pulse Sensor
Apple will release a feature packed smartwatch this October, according to a new report from Reuters. Citing sources, Reuters says the smart watch will have a 2.5″ touch screen that is “slightly rectangular” with a face that protrudes slightly from it’s band in an “arched shape”. Additionally, the watch will apparently have wireless charging capabilities, and include a sensor that can detect the user’s pulse rate.
These are the first meaningful specifics about the upcoming watch device from a major news organization, seeming to corroborate the fall release schedule that other recent rumors outlined about the so-called iWatch.
Earlier reports about the iWatch suggest the device will collect and monitor health specific data, ranging from calorie consumption to glucose levels and even sleep activity, perhaps tying into the HealthKit functionality that is built into iOS 8. Coincidentally or not, iOS 8 with the HealthKit feature set is also on track for a fall release, which is assumed to arrive with the new iPhone 6.
The topmost concept image of an iWatch is from 9to5mac, who has been detailing Apple’s efforts on the product for quite some time, and is likely not representative of the final shipping devices appearance. MacRumors points out that the existing iPod Nano has a 2.5″ display as well, and is sometimes worn on the wrist through the usage of a third party accessory, though again that image is likely a poor representation of the devices actual appearance.