iWatch may have a fashion design, and one for sports (with Kobe testing the latter)

iWatch may have a fashion design, and one for sports (with Kobe testing the latter)
We just heard in a report from The Wall Street Journal that Apple is testing multiple screen sizes for its upcoming iWatch, but it seems that Apple may be testing for two different models of smartwatch. Apple might be planning one iWatch model for the fashion-conscious and one for those who are looking for more of a fitness tracker.

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

source: 9to5Mac & pocketnow

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19 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Uh oh, the black mamba with the iWatch. This should rock.

11. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Hopefully apple shows its mojo again by Iwatch! Like the launch of first Iphone! Go Apple!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They will. They own 2014

17. engineer-1701d unregistered

How they only showed they can catch up on some things and have not released anything yet

2. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i do love me some sensors

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Killing the iPod nano and shuffle seems imminent

4. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

I heard when he returned the watch after testing it, it was all beat up and abused. When apple asked what happened, Kobe assured them SIRI consented.

5. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

GADGET SPAM!!!!

6. iLoveAmexica

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

what is a kobe?

8. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

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.

9. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Not to mention the victim had 23 different sperm types in her undies... Hard to convict a person on that kind of evident. But you sound iJelly so go on. O.o

10. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

*evidence O-รถ

15. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But here's the thing - if someone has sex with 22 people, but says no to the 23rd, and the 23rd has forcible sex with her anyway, the 23rd is a rapist.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

Yeah, and you were there, so you know exactly what happened that night. One of those 23 different sperm types was probably his, Topcat.

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Where is RebelwithoutaClue with his comment: "Wow this went downhill real fast. Gotta love this site" :D

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

TAKE MY MONEY!

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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!

16. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

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.

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

But it will only work with iPhone 6 and 6ss= super size

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