By July of last year, Apple had trademarked the iWatch name in a number of countries. The wearable is expected to come out of the box with a number of sensors that will allow it to capture health-related metrics such as heart rate, blood pressure and possibly blood glucose readings. That information can be sent to Apple's Health app, where it will be analyzed. The app debuts on iOS 8.
There is plenty of pressure on Apple to deliver a game changer when it comes to the smartwatch category. While a number of timepieces have been launched by Apple's rivals like Samsung and LG, so far there hasn't been one particular model that has captured the attention of the public.
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