Tagged with: iWatch

Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Smartwatch Patent

Apple Granted ‘iTime’ Smartwatch Patent

In one of the clearest signs that Apple is — and has been — working on a smartwatch device, the Cupertino company was on Tuesday granted a patent for a wrist-worn wearable with augmented strap capabilities, support for arm and wrist gestures, advanced proximity-sensing circuitry and much more. As published by the U.S. ...

Analyst: The iWatch Will Cost $300 and Sell 30 Million Units

Analyst: The iWatch Will Cost $300 and Sell 30 Million Units

The long-rumored Apple iWatch might actually be quite a success in its first year on store shelves, data from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty shows. Apple will price the iWatch at $300 and sell between 30 million and 60 million units in its first year on store shelves, Huberty wrote in a research report to investors on ...

WSJ: Apple’s iWatch Will Have 10 Sensors and Multiple Designs

WSJ: Apple’s iWatch Will Have 10 Sensors and Multiple Designs

Apple is planning multiple versions of a smartwatch likely to be launched in the fall, people familiar with the matter said, as the company tries to counter wearable devices from Google, Samsung and others. The new wrist device from Apple will incorporate more than 10 sensors including ones to track health and fitness, ...

Reuters: Apple’s iWatch to Launch in October With 2.5-Inch Screen, Wireless Charging

Reuters: Apple’s iWatch to Launch in October With 2.5-Inch Screen, Wireless Charging

Taiwan's Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple Inc's first smartwatch in July, according to a source familiar with the matter, as the tech giant tries to prove it can still innovate against rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The watch, which remains unnamed but which company followers have dubbed the ...

Report: Apple’s iWatch May Offer Wireless Charging

Report: Apple’s iWatch May Offer Wireless Charging

Apple iWatch wearers might be able to charge the device wirelessly -- at least if the latest rumors from Chinese media prove true. Insiders at Chinese electronics maker Luxshare say the company has sent wireless charging coils to Apple to be certified and approved for inclusion in the iWatch, according to the G for Games ...

Nike Fuel is Dead: Are Fitness Tracking Wristbands A Fad?

Nike Fuel is Dead: Are Fitness Tracking Wristbands A Fad?

Nike recently discontinued Nike Fuel bands and fired a bunch of related staff. President and CEO Mark Parker said, "I think we will be part of wearables going forward. It'll be integrated into other products that we create, and then we'll look at expanding our partnerships to create more reach for the Nike Fuel and Fuel ...

Report: Apple May Add NFC to the iWatch and iPhone

Report: Apple May Add NFC to the iWatch and iPhone

Apple’s 2014 roadmap was laid out in pretty considerable detail by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this week in an investor note, and while ordinarily analyst predictions aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, Kuo has a solid track record of actually getting things right. Among Kuo’s predictions are ...

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Wearable technology usually evokes images of fitness-tracking wristbands such as the Jawbone UP or FitBit Force. More athletic types might envision Polar H7 strap-on heart rate monitors or Nike Fuel bands, while others might think about Samsung's Galaxy Gear or try to imagine what Apple's new iWatch might look like. But ...

Report: Apple’s iWatch Will Also Track Your Sleep

Report: Apple’s iWatch Will Also Track Your Sleep

Joining a long list of Apple executives and new hires thought to be working on Apple’s highly anticipated iWatch project, the company has recently picked up Roy J.E.M Raymann from Philips Research, an expert on sleep research with extensive experience in wearables, sensors, and non-pharmacological methods of improving ...

Report: iOS 8 Will Revolve Around Mobile Health, Fitness Tracking

Report: iOS 8 Will Revolve Around Mobile Health, Fitness Tracking

Apple has its sights set on another industry ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness world. Apple currently plans to release a new version of the iPhone operating system this year with health and fitness tracking integration as its headline feature, according to sources briefed on the plans. Apple’s work ...