Apple job posting suggests big fitness push for Apple iWatch

Apple job posting suggests big fitness push for Apple iWatch
Just the other day, we told you that Apple had hired a sleep expert. Most likely, this hiring is related to some sort of sleep feature for the Apple iWatch. Now, a new job posting from Apple shows that the tech titan is looking for a "User Studies Exercise Physiologist" to join the Cupertino crew. The job description calls for a person with a "Good understanding of physiological monitoring equipment, measurement techniques and interpretation of results." Those seeking the job must help with the "design of products and their testing/validation through user studies."

An exercise physiologist, according to the Explore Health Careers website, "oversees the analysis, improvement, and maintenance of health and fitness; rehabilitation of heart disease and other chronic diseases and disabilities; and the professional guidance and counsel of athletes and others interested in sports training."

Besides offering exercise related features for the Apple iWatch, iOS 8 is expected to include an app called "Healthbook," to monitor things like the number of steps a user takes a day, or the amount of calories burned. There is also speculation that the app will have the capability to monitor the heart rate, blood pressure and even the glucose level of users. The iWatch might be the tool used by Apple to monitor users and capture the data.

Apple has since taken down the posting, which is usually a good sign that speculation about it has hit too close to home. Or perhaps Apple has filled the position.


source: 9to5Mac via TechRadar

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13 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Looks like Apple is trying to take on Samsung and Sony with the move to fitness.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Crap, there go any hopes of a "smartwatch". If it is primarily a fitness watch then eventually smartphones will take over that functionality too with the integration of the same sensors. They need to make it do something only a watch can do, and at the moment I have no idea what that is and was hoping they would....doesn't look like it though.

9. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

they all need to make it an Arm Band already

2. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Why would i even care to buy a watch which i will have to charge everyday when my phone has everything and i charged it already everyday,seems kinda stupid the whole smartwatch idea (exept pebble which is practical and uses a very low power consuming screen)

3. Sauce unregistered

No one cares why or what you would buy when you speak like that.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I just lol'd.

6. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

I am saying this because everyone is following the current of producing smartwatches(even apple),and they are not making it even perfect(with a very high battery consuming screen),so what will differ this from any smartphone?!!!!!

7. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

its true. its gotta lastt at least a week minimum. otherwise defeats the purpose of a watch. better to make it an arm band, or a pendant of some sort.

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

You just might be the reason why PA must be distributing chill pills around 'cause you're getting all worked up over something you probably not even going to end up buying.

8. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

......um sauce.... Simmer Down?!? :D (lmao, im sorry, toooo easy!!)

10. Sauce unregistered

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

That last sentence just killed everything you had to say. How do you know the iwatch won't be just as practice and use low energy? You're dissing smart watches and then give praise to one in the same sentence.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can't wait to finally see this thing.

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