The Apple Watch has found a nice niche as being a health accessory, as well as a watch and fitness tracker, and Apple’s plans for the wearable continue to expand with new features.
Apple Watch: Release Date, Features & News
While Apple continues to lead the pack in the smartwatch market with the Apple Watch, the company continues to find new ways to expand the wearable’s functionality.
If you have been enjoying your Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, be ready to start paying $10/month for it from now. When the Apple Watch Series 3 was initially launched, carriers and Apple offered three months of free service for the smartwatch which is now coming to an end. This means that from your next billing cycle, there will be a small charge for the Apple Watch Series 3 as well.
Apple today launched three new colors of Sport bands for the Apple Watch: Spicy Orange, Dark Teal and Flash.
We’ve already seen a couple of cases where the Apple Watch’s heart rate feature has recognized irregular heart rate. This feature has saved lives. Now, Apple is teaming up with Stanford for an official Heart Rythm study using the Apple Watch. The data gathered during this study will be used to detect and track heart issues like atrial fibrillation.
The now disgraced health blogger Belle Gibson was all set to strike a working partnership with Apple, just in time for the launch of the first-gen Apple Watch, a new report reveals. The company was heavily involved in marketing Gibson’s iPhone app, “The Whole Pantry”. The Cupertino giant was also working with the health blogger’s team on a dedicated Apple Watch app.
Apple has managed to overtake Xiaomi to become the world’s largest wearable vendor in Q3 2017. The company’s strong comeback can be attributed to the launch of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, strong enterprise sales, and the lack of any new wearables from Xiamoi.
The Apple Watch has been the subject of many studies which have measured the accuracy of its heart rate scanner and overall just how useful the smartwatch can be in some life-threatening scenarios. Now, a new study done by the University of California San Francisco and a company called Cardiogram indicates that the Apple Watch can detect hypertension and sleep apnea.
Apple has announced the addition of a new activity challenge for Veteran’s Day (Nov 11). Upon completion of this challenge, Watch users will be able to earn a special badge, and an exclusive iMessage sticker. To earn the badge and the sticker, users simply have to log an eleven minute workout using their Apple Watch this Saturday.