It’s going to be a big year for Apple as a lot of buzz is putting the focus back on the highly-criticized technology company. Many users have been looking for innovation that will combat the line of new products competitors are dishing out. In order to meet its customers’ demand Apple is getting ready to put forth its own wearable technology, the iWatch.
The aim of the iWatch would probably be to add a connected interface to your wrist, acting as a middle-man between you and your iPhone. There may even be two iWatch models, with different, curved screen sizes of 1.3in or 1.5in.
Expected specifications of the smart watch:
- The iWatch display is supposed to be made of flexible AMOLED or P-OLED displays with Sapphire crystal glass to prevent scratching.
- Unlike other smart watches, we expect the iWatch to be able to operate on its own, like a tiny connected iPod.
- The watch comes along with a Mail app, simple browser and Siri.
- You should be able to make and answer calls via the iWatch, as well as sending- and receiving text messages.
- It’s thought, though, that the biggest focus of Apple’s iWatch will be fitness and health-tracking. It’s rumored that Apple is planning to introduce a new app called ‘Healthbook’ this year, which will work closely with the iWatch.
- Together, the app and smart watch will be able to collect and collate data such as how many steps you’ve taken, how many calories you’ve burned and the distance you’ve walked. They’ll also allegedly be able to monitor blood pressure, hydration levels, heart rate and more.
- Expect Bluetooth to connect the iWatch to your existing iOS device, meaning the smaller device doesn’t need standalone Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity, but limiting its standalone capabilities. So expect the iWatch to be compatible with both smartphones and tablets.
- Unusually large 250mAh battery – lengthy battery life would be a key battleground for wearable tech, and Apple is often a market-leader in this respect. Expect the iWatch to last more than a day or two between charges. It’s possible motion charging may be introduced, to keep your iWatch battery topped up.