Due to the Apple Watch’s ECG feature being seen as a medical tool, it needs to be properly licensed before it can be used. Given that different countries have different laws, this means that it could take a while before the feature found its way to other countries around the world.
The Apple Watch has never come with an integrated camera and it’s unclear if it ever will. However, a recently discovered patent suggests that Apple has toyed with the idea of allowing people to take pictures from their wrist. One of the solutions it dreamt up involved putting a camera inside the Apple Watch’s band.
While native apps that come bundled with our devices are meant to serve a purpose, there are times when we don’t need to use them. For the longest time ever, Apple would not allow users to delete native apps on iOS, but that changed in recent times when an iOS update finally allowed users to delete native apps.
The upcoming major update for the Apple Watch, watchOS 6, brings a variety of new features for the platform. For example, it adds an App Store to the Apple Watch for the first time. The wearable device may become further independent of the iPhone as watchOS 6 looks set to bring software updates direct to the Apple Watch. However, there’s going to be a ceveat.
It has been rumored in the past that Apple could be working on integrating a glucose tracker into its Apple Watch. This would be a great tool for diabetics who might be looking for a non-invasive way of keeping track of their glucose levels. The feature is said to still be years away from being realized, but that future could come sooner than we think with some outside help.
Apple Watch users have wished for an on-device App Store for the longest time. It has only been possible to get apps for the Watch using an iPhone. The smartphone even had to be used for when you wanted to toggle Watch apps on or off. That all changes with watchOS 6 as the upcoming firmware update for the Apple Watch is going to finally add an App Store to […]
Niantic, the developer of the popular Pokemon Go title, has confirmed that it will be discontinuing the Apple Watch app for this game. The app was first announced back in September 2016 and released several months later. Contrary to what some players may have expected, the app didn’t allow users to play the game on their smartwatch, it was more of a companion app that worked in tandem with the […]
One of the problems with the Apple Watch is that it is quite reliant on the iPhone for it to work. For example, until the cellular version of the Apple Watch was launched, users needed to keep their watches paired with their iPhones to receive phone calls and to access the internet. While that has changed, the Apple Watch is still quite dependent on the iPhone.
From what we can tell based on third-party reports, the Apple Watch is selling pretty well. We’re not sure why Apple has yet to officially confirm the actual figures, so for now, we’ll have to rely on third-party data, such as those from Counterpoint Research who recently revealed that the Apple Watch is continuing to dominate the market in a very big way.
If you were to drop your gadget by accident at sea, most of us would probably write it off and would never imagine we would see it again. However, that isn’t the case with surfer Robert Bainter who lost his Apple Watch while surfing, but miraculously he managed to get it back six months later where it was still in working condition.
The Apple Watch can be used to make payments with Apple Pay. How it authenticates the user is that it “registers” the user through the heart rate sensor underneath the watch, and as long as the user has entered their passcode and the watch remains on their wrist, they are considered to be authenticated.
The Apple Watch is proving to be more than just a smartwatch for quite a few people. It’s been looking after them very well. Be it saving a man’s life after detecting supraventricular tachycardia or detecting afib to convert a naysayer. According to a new report, the Apple Watch called for help after an 80 year old woman suffered a fall in Munich, Germany.
Heart disease and problems have always been around, but it’s starting to feel like maybe we could be seeing less fatalities as a result of them. This is thanks to the many stories we’ve heard about the Apple Watch saving the life of its wearer by alerting them to potential heart problems, allowing them to seek out treatment before it was too late.
Our smart devices these days are becoming increasingly capable, where they have the ability to measure things like our heart rate. However, it seems that in the future, the Apple Watch and iPhone could become more capable at reading certain aspects of our health, such as maybe even our body odor.