Why Apple Needs to Create the iWatch

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February 27, 2013 by Marc Cunningham

iWatch

iWatch mockup.

Minimalism

When I go work out I want to carry as few things on my persons as possible. I don’t want to have to hold my phone, MP3 player, sport watch, heart-rate monitor and keys.

This goes along with Apple’s ethos of minimalism.

Current technology supports the ability to create a device that will combine a phone, MP3 player, heart-rate monitor and watch (Still waiting on RFID to unlock doors with the necessary compatible door lock).

If Apple could create a watch that would include wi-fi, bluetooth, RFID and a heart rate sensor they would have solid gold on their hands.

How awesome would it be to go to the gym with just a watch and a pair of bluetooth headphones?

Wi-fi could replace the need to stay in contact with a phone by serving iMessages through the Apple servers. They could even take it one step further to include Siri to read and create text messages so you could exercise without pausing to type a message.

Wi-fi would also be used to access streaming music services like Spotify and Pandora. iOS would need to be included to make this happen.

RFID may be able to replace physical keys, with the installation of an RFID lock at your home of course.

A built in heart-rate monitor would be top it off to measure your workouts, with a pedometer, gyroscope and GPS of course.

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