Though the details of services have yet to be released, specs for the new product are being finalized, according to industry sources. It will likely use a curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) touchscreen and collect health-related data, such as calorie consumption, sleep activity, blood glucose and blood oxygen levels. It will also allow users to read messages sent by smartphones.
A parts manufacturer tells the site that Apple plans monthly output of about 3-5 million units. That is higher than total global sales of smartwatch devices last year.
As it mentioned in its WWDC keynote, Apple has teamed up with Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic to develop ways of analyzing collected health data and applying it to health management.
The company is also said to have a partnership with Nike. Sources tell the site that the two companies have likely agreed to integrate their services in the future and that Nike may eventually pull out of the device business to concentrate on services.
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