According to a new report from 9to5Mac, citing sources familiar with the matter, Apple has teamed up with some professional athletes from MLB, NHL, and NBA to test the Apple iWatch at the company’s Cupertino campus under rigorous training environments.
They say Apple has call some popular athletes, including Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Kings Dustin Brown, and a few more athletes to test the fitness capabilities of the smartwatch. As per this report, Kobe Bryant was spotted at the Apple’s Cupertino campus last month, and is said to have conducted meetings with Apple’s Jony Ive to discuss the Apple iWatch.
“Apple is said to be working with Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Kings right winger Dustin Brown, and a few other star athletes, including a player from the Boston Red Sox, on the testing project. The athletes are said to have signed non-disclosure-agreements regarding the existence of the upcoming Apple wearable device. Nonetheless, Bryant was spotted at Apple’s campus last month meeting with Apple design chief Jony Ive. Indeed, the meeting between the pair is said to have been in regards to “iWatch” testing,” says Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac.
The Apple iWatch is said to enter mass production in a month or two with its launch pegged for October. We’ve seen several reputed publications reiterate this information, so there’s a reason to believe that we may see the long rumored iWatch later this fall. Additionally, rumors suggest it may be able to to connect with the iWatch. It’s said to come with a 2.5-inch rectangular display with a bunch of sensors to test several health-related metrics such as heart rate, calories burnt, steps taken, blood pressure, and much more. It’s also said to come in various sizes, targeting different price points.
Apple has introduced a health app in the latest iOS 8, which will gather data from various sources, and we’re hoping it will be able to connect with the Apple iWatch and provide users with detailed information.
Let’s just take this with a pinch of salt, and wait for Apple to unveil the highly rumored iWatch. We’ll update you if we come across any other information.
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