iWatch: everything you should know about it
The iWatch has been rumored for many years now, to the point that many users by now stopped believing it will ever become a real thing. In any case, this year we’ve all seen first wearable smart watches cropping up in the market. The believers amongst us are very much confident that Apple is surely biding their time and waiting for just the right time to join the fray.
In fact, specialized analysts believe this gadget can become just as popular and profitable as the actual iPhone, in which case this may be a golden time to purchase some Apple stocks. So what is there to know, anticipate and dream about the upcoming iWatch? This article compiles all the relevant information currently available, as well as filling any gaps in your understanding of the actual usefulness of such a device.
It’s not meant to replace your iPhone
The first thing to keep in mind regarding the iWatch is that it wasn’t designed to replace your iPhone, but rather to work in tandem with it. The two devices will likely connect seamlessly and share information as needed. For example, you should be able to keep up with incoming notifications on your iPhone by glancing at your iWatch, and it should be possible to use the watch as a Bluetooth microphone to take calls on the go. However, owning the iPhone will likely not be a pre-requisite to use the main features of the iWatch.
One iWatch to fit all users
It’s quite possible the iWatch will actually be introduced t as a set of different devices and accessories made with different materials, which people can put together depending on their specific interests and budget. There will probably be at least two versions of the main body released upon launch, with different sized OLED screens (possibly in the vicinity of 1.5” and 2”). For increased ergonomics, the screens will likely be curved rather than flat (thus differentiating from competing products). There could be several colors to choose from to increase the possibilities available to mix and match the iWatch with your wardrobe.
Additionally, there’s a good chance Apple is also developing specialized complimentary sensors mainly targeted at the sports/fitness crowds (more on that in the following section): anything from weight lifting sensors to posture tracking via shoe analysis for runners. This customization potential and versatility might be Apple’s trump card against the existing smart watches already available on the market.
iOS 8, Health app, and iWatch
While no one (outside Apple) can know for sure whether the iWatch will ever become a reality, there’s something we’re pretty confident in: if it ever gets released, it will blow the competition out of the water by delivering superior functions that surprise consumers. To quote Appe CEO Tim Cook “for something to work here, you first have to convince people it’s so incredible that they want to wear it”.
A cornerstone to the innovativeness of the iWatch could be the rumored Health app that many believe will be a part of the upcoming iOS 8. Many analysts believe the next iteration of iOS will actually be built around the implementation of the iWatch and its supposed biometric sensors – which may measure anything from sleep patterns to calorie consumption and even blood glucose levels. It Apple’s engineers manage to pull this off, the iWatch would be so much more than a simple companion piece to the iPhone or iPad, and it would genuinely add a new dimension to the functionality offered by these products. We’re pretty sure this could become another case study of why Apple still outshines Android.
Does that sound promising? It’s just a glimpse of the rumor mill. Not surprisingly, Apple seems to be working on something new and exciting that will rile up users and revolutionize the way we embrace technology in our everyday lives. With their track record of creating extremely successful products out of thin air, especially in areas where other manufacturers had previously tried and failed (most notably the iPod, iPhone and iPad)… the iWatch will be very likely to become another must-have piece of electronics, if and when it eventually gets released.