While Apple hasn’t yet launched any sort of fitness tracker, it looks prepared for big things in the near future. Apple was recently granted a patent for a biometric headphone system that could track your temperature, heart rate and perspiration levels. The entire fitness monitoring system is built into a set of headphones – meaning you’d already be carrying everything you need if you listen to music while you work out. By having the system in or near the ear, the sensor can gauge and track your temperature, heart rate and more. The headphones may even feature an accelerometer, which would help collect accurate movement data. While Apple is almost sure to release an iWatch sometime later this year, this type of headphone system would mean there’s little to no need for you to wear or carry a separate piece of equipment when you work out. Apple has a lot of ground to make up in the world of wearables, and a product like this would certainly head them in the right direction.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – February 27, 2014
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).