Apple’s product lineup doesn’t have a device right now that’s entirely fitness focused. Sure there are apps that add such features to its devices, but none of them have been developed particularly for monitoring users’ health. A new Apple job opening spotted on the company’s website hinted at the possibility of such a device being in the pipeline, the company is searching for a “User Studies Exercise Physiologist.”
The position is based at Apple HQ in the Santa Clara Valley, person appointed to this post will be tasked with designing and running user studies that are related to cardiovascular fitness and energy expenditure, including monitoring of metabolic rate, calories burned as well as measurement and tracking of aerobic fitness level and other important physiological measurements. That’s not all, candidates also need to possess the relevant knowledge for product design, as their input will presumably be taken when the product’s shell is being shaped. The only unannounced Apple product rumored to have a focus on fitness right now is the iWatch. Apple’s first smartwatch is believed to come with a wide variety of sensors which will enable it to measure and tracker many physiological responses, so its quite likely that mobile health monitoring may be one of the biggest features of the iWatch.