The iWatch: Apple’s Smartwatch Is Confirmed For Release This Fall

The close of Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developer’s Conference) has arrived, bringing mixed feelings of sadness at its departure and excitement at all of the cool new gadgets that will be making their debut in the coming months. From new versions of both iOS 8 and OS X, to a newly redesigned Retina Macbook Air, Apple surely has wowed both industry professionals and consumers alike this year.

However, it was not until Thursday that we were presented with news on one of the most anticipated Apple products in recent memory: the iWatch. According to a presentation by Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple, the projected date for this device will probably occur sometime in October.

So what kinds of cool features can we expect from the iWatch? Let’s take a look!

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Fitness Oriented

The iWatch is slated to be a gadget far beyond a simple wearable interface with your mobile device. The primary goal behind the iWatch is that of a health device, which would be capable of monitoring important information like sleep activity, calorie consumption, blood glucose and blood oxygen levels.

Service

The popularity of wearable fitness technology has suffered in the past, primarily due to the lack of mobile devices that are easy to use, as well as limited coordination with healthcare services. Apple is primed to solve both of these issues, through partnerships with Nike, the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic.

Tech

While firm specs on the hardware running the Apple iWatch are still forthcoming, one feature, the inclusion of a curved, OLED touchscreen, has already been leaked. Not only will the iWatch collect your health information, you will also be able to view it, and other content, on a screen sporting one of the top video technologies available.

Is the iWatch something you think would play a positive role in your life and health concerns? Let us know in the Comments section below!

Joseph Pellicone

Joseph Pellicone

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In 2011, Joe launched his writing career, dealing primarily with the tech topics he is so familiar with. Today, Joe uses his experience and talent to create quality and enjoyable pieces on everything from mobile hardware and software, to individual apps and app companies.