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Smart Watches: A Healthy Opportunity for OEMs

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Susan Fourtané
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Apple's HeathKit
Susan Fourtané   6/6/2014 3:14:07 AM
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Later this year Apple might unveil the iWatch that has been so much talked about to complement the manufacturer's recently launched HealthKit for iOS8.

An iWatch would be a nice add to the already integrated Apple devices and recent announcements. 

The Health app tracks personal health and fitness data and was announced this week at the WWDC 2014 Keynote. 

Apple filed the trademark for HeathKit also a few days ago. 

-Susan

Jacob
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IoT based Health Monitoring devices
Jacob   6/6/2014 3:06:02 AM
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"As the smart watch market evolves, and wearable technology becomes ubiquitous, it's inevitable that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will find a way to incorporate health-monitoring features into the latest products."

Nichole, healths monitoring wearable devices are already in market from different companies (Morphine, Citizen etc) for monitoring various parameters. They are just collecting the parameter values and displaying in device screen; I mean as a standalone devices. In IoT based devices such values can be convey to others too (Doctors, Nurses or Son/Daughter for Old peoples etc). I think apple is venturing in to such devices, where there are huge potential business opportunities.



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