We should also consider biometric applications. The intimate contact of the iWatch makes it a natural carrier for the ever-improving sensors we find in today’s health monitors, devices that measure and record heart rate and perspiration during a workout, or that monitor sleep patterns and analyze food intake. What we don’t find, in these existing gadgets, is the ability to download new apps. An iWatch with health sensors coupled with the App Store would open whole new health and wellness avenues.
Jean-Louis Gassée explores possibilities of a potential Apple made iWatch. As we will move closer to replacing smartphones with wearable devices, the paradigm will also shift to quantifying our selves.