There are many who are undoubtedly concerned about the spread of the coronavirus. One of the ways to prevent the spread is to keep ourselves as clean as possible by washing our hands, using hand sanitizer, and to avoid touching our faces. So much so that Apple is now trying to prevent customers from trying on certain products in their stores.
In the early days of the smartwatch, many of the luxury Swiss watchmakers snubbed their noses at the devices, believing that they would never be able to replace a traditional watch. While there is still a time and place for more traditional timepieces, it’s impossible to deny how wearables has taken the world by storm.
Last year, there were rumors that Apple could be working on bringing native sleep tracking support to the Apple Watch. The feature was rumored to be part of an watchOS update, but for whatever reason, perhaps the rumors were wrong, the feature has yet to make an official appearance.
The Apple Watch has the ability to detect the wearer’s heart rate, and in the recent years, Apple also introduced an ECG monitoring tool. Now it looks like with the next-gen Apple Watch, presumably the Series 6, Apple could introduce yet another health monitoring tool in the form of a blood oxygen level monitor.
The Apple Watch is proving itself to be a pretty useful health monitoring tool, where thanks to its built-in heart rate sensor and ECG monitor, users will be able to keep an eye on their heart health, and also be notified if there is something wrong. Now it looks like Apple wants to explore the possibility of the Apple Watch being used for strokes.
Oppo has a new smartwatch in the works and in a tweet by the company’s VP, Brian Shen, he shared a teaser image of the upcoming device (which you can see in the image below). The teaser only shows part of the Oppo Watch but according to Shen, the device will come with a curved screen and also 3D glass.
When it comes to stories about the Apple Watch detecting heart problems, they aren’t new and there are many happy stories that have been shared over the years. Now it looks like we can add one more to the list, where according to a report from Oklahoma’s KFOR, the Apple Watch has been credited again for helping detect a rare heart condition in a 13-year old boy.
One of the problems with a lot of devices is that sometimes you get reviews where depending on the person and their needs, some may like a product, and some might not. Some might like it a lot, but wish that there were certain features that could have been added or changed. Basically, it’s hard to make everyone happy.
One of the ways that the Apple Watch authenticates users when it comes to making payments through Apple Pay, it is by making the user enter a passcode once, and as long as the watch is not removed from the user’s wrist, it will assume that the user is still the same and will authenticate them for future purchases.
When smartwatches like the Apple Watch first burst onto the scene, there were many who were skeptical of its ability to succeed. Some of those skeptics came from the Swiss watch industry, who believed that customers would prefer a regular and more “traditional” watch compared to a smartwatch.
Being able to remotely unlock your car using your smartphone isn’t new. We’ve seen this tech used by carmakers such as Hyundai, but now it looks like Apple is interested in creating something of their own, at least that’s what’s being hinted at in the recent release of iOS 13.4 beta.
Even if you’re not the type of person who needs a smartwatch for phone or message notifications on their wrist, it seems that the Apple Watch’s ability to detect abnormal heart rates might be a good enough reason to get your hands on one, as evidenced by a story in which the Apple Watch might have saved yet another life.
The way the Apple Watch has been designed, it features a dial sticking out at the side of it. Apple calls it the digital crown where users can use it to scroll through the menu, text messages, press it, and so on. However, perhaps in a future iteration of the Apple Watch’s design, Apple might slim it down.
When it comes to smartwatches, there’s no denying that Apple has pretty much that market covered. However, it seems that Apple’s wearables business could be a lot bigger than most of us would have anticipated, because according to the official revenue figures, revealed by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, the company’s wearables has pulled in enough money to make them as big as a Fortune 150 company.