iWatch to Have Multiple Health & Fitness Sensors, According to WSJ
Apple’s upcoming smartwatch will include multiple health sensors and come in variety of screen sizes, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Specifically, “The new wrist device from Apple will include more than 10 sensors including ones to track health and fitness” according to WSJ.
The new report comes hot off the heals of a Reuters piece which stated the so-called iWatch will include a pulse sensor and wireless charging capabilities. While Reuters mentioned the iWatch will have a 2.5″ touch screen display, the new Wall Street Journal report suggests otherwise, stating the “smartwatch will likely come in multiple screen sizes, said one person familiar with the matter”, though they also caution that “exact specifications” are still being finalized by Apple.
Separately, a new report from 9to5mac states that Apple is working with notable professional athletes to test the fitness capabilities of the iWatch, including several popular professional basketball and baseball players.
(Concept images of an Apple themed smartwatch with Siri via 9to5mac, likely not representative of the actual device or hardware)
Rumors about upcoming Apple products tend to follow a fairly predictable course, with initial reports trickling out of various less reliable sources before being confirmed by major news organizations, and the iWatch appears to be following that same defined path.
Apple is expected to launch the iWatch device in October of this year.