The rumor mill over at Apple is kicking into high gear a year ahead of the projected release of its smart watch dubbed iWatch. In typical Apple style, analysts last week leaked juicy tidbits about the development of the new product, saying that its main selling points may be its biometric functionality.
Traditionally, wristwatches were used for telling the time. Smartwatches will work with your smartphone to tell when someone sends you a text, posts a picture on Facebook, calendar meeting alerts and other standard types of incoming information, flashing or buzzing on the watch through haptics.
The iWatch is reported to house a pedometer for counting steps and sensors for monitoring health-related data, such as heart rates, according to Bloomberg, which declined to identify the source because the plans were not public.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities, said that “secure user identification mechanism” and “biometric functionality” on the Apple’s iWatch could well prove to be the main selling points for this device. These features will not only help in protecting their device but will also facilitate users to make use of advanced healthcare features. ===> Continue Reading