A new report indicates the upcoming Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iWatch may have a sensor that analyzes sweat. The report comes from Gizmodo, which along with the Wall Sreet Journal, speculated about the many groundbreaking features that will likely come with the innovative smartwatch.
Exciting new feature for iOS 8
One of iOS 8’s biggest features is the HealthKit. This new application focuses on fitness and health. This means Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans can expect a lot of exciting health-related features, including a possible sweat sensor that would measure electrolytes in the sweat. This is an indicator of hydration levels so the iWatch could remind the user to drink more liquid.
Other useful HealthKit features include the ability to let third-party applications send information to a central location which contains all your fitness goals and information. Doctors and health care professionals can also use this app to send out test results via a compatible application. Patients can also send data back to their doctors.
Apple could revolutionize industry
It looks as if Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is trying to revolutionize the fitness industry by making health more tech friendly. If it’s true that HealthKit is leading the way to the iWatch, then it shows Apple wants to do much more than just release another smartwatch. There are many different smartwatches in the market, and so far none of them have really made a big impact in the market. It’s quite possible that everyone is waiting for Apple’s iWatch as it has bee one of the few true innovators in tech over the last few years.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) likes to change the tech industry with groundbreaking products and services. It is no wonder everyone has such high expectations for the Cupertino-based tech giant. The need for more technology in the consumer health industry is an important need, it is a need Apple will likely fulfill.