Apple’s rumoured to announce a ‘watch-like wearable’ in October

Ian Hardy

June 6, 2014 1:45 pm

At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this week, Apple put a core focus on iOS 8 and the slew of new features users will benefit from. While many were pondering the possibility of new hardware being announced, it was all software related, introducing developer hooks for the home and health.

Apple has been rumoured to enter the wearable market to take on Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony and others by releasing a smartwatch, currently dubbed the iWatch. According to John Paczkowski of Re/code, Apple is tentatively looking to launch a wearable device this coming October. The report noted that this “wearable device” is “designed to make good use of the HealthKit health and fitness information-gathering app.”

On a similar tack, Nikkei also reported that Apple will unveil “new watch-like wearable gear” that will be able to sync up with your iPhone. This unknown device will reportedly sport a curved (OLED) touchscreen display and have the ability to count calorie consumption, monitor your sleep activity, and read blood glucose and blood oxygen levels, and allow you to read your alerts and messages. It will also tell the time.

Apple did not confirm the October date or the possibility of entering the wearable market.

Source: Re/code
Via: Nikkei

  • Claudiu Corbea

    It can’t read the blood glucose level without having access to actual blood. Apple again and the reality distortion field :) ?

    • MikeOxlong

      hate to tell ya snapperhead, but you can read blood sugar levels without a blood sample VERY accurately using nothing but light (ie: a camera flash). i believe grove instruments were the first to bring this tech to market 5-7 years ago.

    • Guest

      Funny, I looked up Grove Technology, and to quote their web-site:

      “The Company expects that soon a Grove device will be the world’s first-ever noninvasive glucometer to exceed all requirements of the ISO standard.”

      So it is one heck of a stretch to claim that they brought it “to market 5-7 years ago”.

      And from the pictures posted on their web-site it looks like the device is significantly larger than can be integrated into a watch or even a smartphone.

      Guess you’re just another one of the snapperheads trapped in Apple’s RDF. SMH

    • Al Chui

      Funny, I looked up Grove Technology, and to quote their web-site:

      “Grove is moving forward with its first product, a personal glucose meter for use by individuals in the lifelong management of diabetes.”

      You’d think a company would have updated their website if they had brought it “to market 5-7 years ago”. From the info on their web-site it looks like it is still in the clinical test phase.

      And from the pictures posted on their web-site it looks like the device is significantly larger than can be integrated into a watch or even a smartphone.

      Guess you’re just another one of the snapperheads trapped in Apple’s RDF. SMH

    • MikeOxlong

      Awww poor little snapperhead. I must have broke your internet feelings. Looks crackchap, my cousin has been using one of their meters for at least 5 years now since she got it back in 08. Don’t beleive in everything you read on the interwebs or you’ll turn into a complete asshat, not to mention a pumkim full of baby crap.

    • bleedingedge

      Looks like you’re the asshat with the hurt feelings. Their noninvasive product is yet to ship

    • Al Chui

      Lets be nice to the snapperhead. After all, it must be very difficult for him to pound out semi-literate completely incorrect assertions, when he’s barely mastered communicating by grunting.

      As you can see, his reading comprehension is at a negative level since i clearly stated the information was from Grove Technology’s own web-site, not just some webpage.

    • Al Chui

      Yeah, let’s not believe what the company posts on THIER OWN web-site. Why would a company ever tell the truth about themselves.

    • Wolf_Blitza

      hopefully it works or else a lot of diabetics are gonna screw up their insulin

  • Sean McConnell

    If the sources keep guessing at the next possible event date, they are bound to be right eventually?

  • Petit Baveux

    Will it be an iFlop? I can’t believe that there are million of peoples owning an iPhone and interested in knowing their blood pressure and sleep habits…

    • MikeOxlong

      good thing there is no mention of blood pressure in this article whatsoever.
      next time, read before yapping.

    • Petit Baveux

      Sorry if I annoyed a few iSheeps out there! M.Mike you can defend that gadget if you want but I can also say that I don’t see a bright future for it, with or without a blood pressure sensor!

    • MikeOxlong

      I dont even like apple fool. Just pointed out how useless your post was, and how clueless you are. Nothing else. Nothing more. Goof.

    • Petit Baveux

      Lol! You seem to be living way too much stress! We can only hope that Apple will soon release an iDildo so that you can evacuate all that!

  • George

    They’re probably waiting to see what Android Wear will do and then copy it and innovate a new name for it >_>

  • ineptone

    Who gives a sh*t at this point? It’s been rumoured and hyped for so long that even if it was the single greatest device of the decade I still wouldn’t give it a second thought just out of sheer irritation. In much the same way I still refuse to watch Avatar.

    • St. Misery

      Avatar was way over hyped

  • Mohsen

    Can’t wait!