Apple recently posted a job listing on its website seeking “User Studies Exercise Physiologists” who will be tasked with designing and running user studies related to cardiovascular fitness and energy expenditure. This is of course a big hint that Apple’s working on a fitness and health related product, possibly the iWatch.
An excerpt from the job listing:
Design and run user studies related to cardiovascular fitness & energy expenditure including calories burned, metabolic rate, aerobic fitness level measurement/tracking and other key physiological measurements.
Key qualifications include experience with conducting exercise tests, interpreting results, and understanding of monitoring equipment.
Apple promptly deleted the listing, possibly because of the nature of its contents, which revealed future projects. Here’s a screenshot:
Rumors say that Apple is working on a new app called Healthbook that will monitor your most important health statistics like steps taken, calories burned, weight lost and more. The app will be a part of iOS 8, and will collect the data from sensors and monitors on the iWatch.
While we’ve seen several rumors claiming Apple’s interest in the health and fitness area, this job listing’s a direct hint, right from Apple.[via 9to5Mac]