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The mother of all rumors just-wont-die. It’s safe to say that Apple is working on a “wearable” device, conveniently called the iWatch, and that said rumored device will one day be released. There have been so many rumors and posts and theories about what it might look like, and what it might cost, and what operating system it might run that, to be honest, I just want the damn thing–whatever it is to either be here tomorrow or go away–forever! Too dramatic? I digress.
It will likely use a curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touchscreen and collect health-related data, such as calorie consumption, sleep activity, blood glucose and blood oxygen levels. It will also allow users to read messages sent by smartphones.
Sound familiar? Yeah, I thought so, too. Ok, I can’t deny that it makes sense. Apple just announced HealthKit at their WWDC Keynote on Monday, and I can totally see them integrating the functionality of a wearable like a watch or band of some sort that could synch with an iPhone or iPad over BlueTooth or WiFi. We definitely know that Apple has been promoting wearable technology recently as witnessed by anyone who has seen their latest TV adds that promoted tracking your health, and highlighted apps and devices that do just that. What do you think? Excited? Curious? Meh?
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