iWatch may have a fashion design, and one for sports (with Kobe testing the latter)
posted by Michael H. / Jun 21, 2014, 5:44 PM
One of the earliest rumors around the iWatch said that Apple was planning two models, but that rumor claimed that one would be designed for men and one for women. That would have meant the same basic hardware, just a bit smaller for the ladies. Today, there have been a couple reports saying that Apple is working on a "sports" design for the iWatch and it has enlisted a few professional athletes to test out that model, including Kobe Bryant. Apple notably hired a former Nike fitness consultant last year. Combine that with its Healthkit announcement as part of iOS 8 and it seems to be a given that the iWatch will have a focus on fitness.
But, that may just be one of two models. Pocketnow has a source confirming that Apple is working on a sports version of the iWatch, but it is also reporting that Apple has a second model in the works which will be designed for the fashion conscious. The report claims that the sports iWatch will have a square face and a rubber strap, while the fashion model will have a round metal face. Supposedly, both models are designed to look just like traditional watches that are currently on the market.
Of course, they may look that way, but they will be smartwatches. The rumor says that both will feature 8GB of internal storage, which could lead to the iWatch killing off the iPod line. In terms of sensors, it is unclear what will be in the fashion design, but the sports model is said to include sensors for blood pressure, heart rate, body temp, outside temperature, barometric pressure, compass, and blood oxygen level. If accurate, that would mean that the iWatch will need approval from the FDA.
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Uh oh, the black mamba with the iWatch. This should rock.
posted on Jun 21, 2014, 5:51 PM 1
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Hopefully apple shows its mojo again by Iwatch! Like the launch of first Iphone! Go Apple!
posted on Jun 21, 2014, 8:35 PM 2
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what is a kobe?
posted on Jun 21, 2014, 7:34 PM 0
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Kobe (koh-bee, noun) 1. A type of cow that is only available in Japan. They are fed the finest food, massaged daily, and treated like royalty. The flavor is second to none. Anywhere outside of Japan advertising "Kobe beef" is full of it. 2. A rapacious athlete who escaped conviction because he can play basketball well.
posted on Jun 21, 2014, 7:40 PM 7
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Tim be like, a watch, an iPod, a fitness/health tracker, a phone, a video/voice communicator, are you getting it? TAKE MY MONEY! No one wants to talk to a watch, but if They can do it via wireless earbuds, it would be much more acceptable in public. People do it now with there earphones. Add FaceTime to this puppy and it's game over!
posted on Jun 21, 2014, 9:29 PM 1
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It would be a massive hit if they give you ipod functionalities with iphone connectivity, and the most important a good design for which they are known. But i hate apple for over pricing their products, i hope this time, they prove me wrong and i will like them after so long.
posted on Jun 21, 2014, 9:49 PM 3
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