Apple Considering Full-Fledged Health & Fitness Platform for iWatch Reuters

Medical companies to be allowed to build their own applications for the device

By on May 5th, 2014 14:10 GMT

An executive in the mobile health industry has revealed that Apple is looking beyond the currently-known plans with its iWatch project and reportedly hopes to lure in medical experts with new applications for its wrist-worn device.

Anticipating the sensor industry to explode, Apple CEO Tim Cook is not only bolstering its wearables team with experts in all kinds of biometric technologies, but also seeking to attract third parties to develop additional solutions that integrate with Apple’s upcoming iWatch.

Reuters has been tipped off by a person with knowledge of these plans, and shares the following tidbit:

“One mobile health executive, who asked not to be named, told Reuters he recently sat down with an Apple executive from the iWatch team. He said the company has aspirations beyond wearable devices, and is considering a full health and fitness services platform modeled on its apps store.”

In other words, expect the iWatch to take the world by storm, just like the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad did in their respective times. Apple may not be the first to deploy a wearable computer, but it will probably be the first company whose solution will make sense and, more importantly for the Cupertino giant, sell in the millions.

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