We're all watching iWatch
Apple’s ‘secret’ iWatch project is hotting up, ‘insiders’ say, and the company are currently hiring a bunch of medical boffins and sleep experts to work on their new wearable product.
Considering none of us have worn a watch since about 2002, the craze for wearables is slightly baffling, but the iWatch might at least look OK, rather than something you might find in the Star Trek wardrobe department in 1967.
It’s (app)arently developing a new app called Healthbook for the wireless watch, which can monitor your sleep and your underarm sweat or how many times you when to the toilet or whatever. That’s very much in line with a lot of similar health-related products, like Sony’s health gizmo The Core - which was showcased at CES 2014 in January.
According to patents filed by Apple in 2011, the iWatch might have a curved screen and be a kind of fancy wristband with apps all along it. (Above is an artist's impression of what it might look like). Apple are also rumoured to be working on a way to charge it without having to plug it into the wall, and it’s rumoured to be coming out late this year.
So if all goes well, soon we could be having anxiety related convulsions about our blood pressure/heart beats, and annoying everyone on the bus by talking into our wrists. 'Watch' this space. (groan)
P.S. I would LOVE to have a friend called 'Rosie Funk.'