There's a while yet before the Apple Watch is actually available to us, Average Joe consumers. But just two days before it descends on Apple stores around the world (and goes up for pre-order), we've been deluged with a host of reviews from tech journalists who have spent the last few weeks with the new smartwatch.
A little over two weeks from now, the Apple Watch will be on display at Apple Stores around the world, and much of the mystery over the product will have evaporated. But for now, if you're looking to see what Apple's smartwatch looks like on your own wrist, your only recourse is to turn to technology.
Today, New York Times tech writer Nick Bilton published a naive essay in the paper's Style section comparing the carcinogenic risk of the Apple Watch to that of cigarettes. The essay appeared under the headline "Could Wearable Computers Be As Harmful As Cigarettes?" but was changed later in the day to the much less provocative "The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech."
If you're a Tesla Model S owner, you're already part of a technologically elite crowd, so it's hardly out of the question that you might be in the market for an Apple Watch when the wearable device ships this April. But you might be further enticed by an app that promises to connect the two technologies. Thanks to an app developed by ELEKS, you may one day be able to control your Tesla right from your wrist.
If you were waiting to hear the U.S. Food & Drug Administration weigh in before you strap on a device with a fitness tracker, like a Fitbit, Pebble, or Apple Watch, well, good news: the government agency has released a draft set of guidance for the industry about how it plans on treating the burgeoning market of wearable health devices.
In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike Fuelband, FitBit Flex, and the countless other fitness bands already available. With a rising number of wearables hitting the shelves, you’d better know what information is vital and how to make the most of it.