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Why An Apple Watch Could Add Two Years To Your Life

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Death is rather scary. By and large, the further you can do in order to kick that can down the road the better, and a big new study has found that having an Apple Watch can keep the Grim Reaper from picking out your soul for a whole two years longer than ordinary.
Just possessing an Apple Watch and being in precisely the same postcode as it won’t really do the trick: the analysis used money to inspire people too. Fundamentally, 400,000 participants needed their own fitness and activity levels monitored. Individuals with Apple Watches were charged #12.50 per month for the privilege, but didn’t need to pay anything if they hit their physical fitness targets. read more

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The Fashion Series 5 Apple Watch is at an all-time low just in time for summer

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Regardless of what your summertime workout regimen looks like, an Apple Watch on your wrist can help you keep tabs on it. And we’ve got a wonderful deal just in time for summer: Amazon is currently selling the 40mm and 44mm GPS Apple Watch in the majority of colours for $100 off, bringing them down to $300 and $339, respectively. That is not just a great deal–it’s the lowest they have ever been on Amazon. read more

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Apple Watches could save users from DROWNING as they detect a significant amount of water and then notify emergency services for help review

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Your Apple Watch can one day save you from drowning.
The technology giant has released a patent for sensors that detect the quantity of water the user is exposed to.
If a substantial amount is sensed by the tech, an app will ascertain whether the wearer is in trouble and notify emergency services for assistance.
The system would also decode the body of water linked to the water sample taken by the detectors in order stabilize the geo-location of the consumer, allowing the rescue team to find them.
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The patent, entitled’Portable electronics as health companion’, explains a system of sensors working together in order to find out if the consumer is in trouble and needs assistance, according to AppleInsider.
The very first sensor would test the amount of water surrounding the wearer, which would occupied yet another sensor to ascertain the property of water. read more

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Apple CEO Tim Cook envisions The Future Of Apple Watch

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Recently,Apple CEO Tim Cook who is in Amsterdam when speaking at Startup Fest about the company’s interests in various projects discussed the Apple Watch and hinted a bit about the sort of health focus Apple believes it should have in our lives. The Apple Watch is already capable of tracking some things – steps, for example, or bike rides and jogs – but that’s just scratching the surface. His comments suggest Apple believes the Apple Watch is capable of so much more.

If you need an oil change, it says check your oil. What’s the equivalent for the body?” Cook said during Startup Fest, according to Bloomberg. “We believe health is a huge issue around the world and we think it’s ripe for simplicity and a new view.”Cook suggested that we as humans need some sort of device that can give us at-a-glance information for what our body needs. “If you drive for a while and your car gets too hot, it says pull over.

In that quote, Cook may be suggesting that Apple will create a more powerful platform for the Apple Watch that third parties can tap into. Apple HealthKit is one such platform that exists on iOS, and it does allow folks to monitor more granular body stats like blood glucose, but I don’t think we’re quite “there” yet when it comes to the device Cook is describing. Maybe we’ll be one step closer with the Apple Watch 2 later this year.

The problem, of course, is that the current Apple Watch isn’t quite capable enough for providing us with that kind of data. Rumor has it Apple originally intended for the device to be much more health-focused and powerful but may have been held up by the FDA. But Cook suggests Apple is still pushing forward to create a more health-centric product. “The holy grail of the watch is being able to monitor more and more of what’s going on in your body,” Cook explained. “If you could have a device that knew so much about you, it would be incredible, and would extend life and extend quality. I’m not saying one device will do all of that.”

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Apple watch sales soar as Swiss watch sales decline

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Apple watch sales soar as Swiss watch sales decline

While Apple and the ever encroaching slew of other smartwatches are generally regarded with disdain among mechanical watch purists, Apple are set to sell about 4 million of them for the September quarter. It is estimated that the Apple watch could generate $2 billion in revenue for what is already the world’s richest company, and it is claimed that while Swiss watch sales steadily decline, Apple watch sales are starting to soar. All of which could mark a major victory for the company that put an ‘i’ in front of phones, pads, and now watches. For it means Apple has successfully entered the hugely competitive watch hardware sector and already made a significant impact.

In fact the way Apple see it, within the span of a single quarter, it has established not merely a new product, but a new industry, with unit sales more than half of total Swiss watch production for the quarter. In the process, Swiss watch exports declined by 7%, with an even greater percentage of decline, around 9.9%, in the critical price range of an Apple Watch. Could this mean Apple is no longer merely a competitor for single companies, but for the entire watch industry?

Maybe, but Apple cannot entirely take the credit for the decline in Swiss watch sales. Several other important market factors have affected sales including reduced consumption in China due to the anti-gifting campaign, whereby expensive Swiss watches were proffered to company executives as inducements, and also the fact that the Swiss franc is no longer pegged to the euro.

Nonetheless, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, most of the decline was in the price category of 200-500 Swiss Francs ($210-524), which is the same price category as the Apple Watch. It represents the greatest loss in sales for the Swiss watch industry since 2009. And for this reason, some believe that for the first time, the Apple watch has taken a bite out of the Swiss watch market.

Jon Cox, an analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux is quoted as saying: “Over two-thirds of the value of Swiss watch exports comes from watches retailing on average at USD17,000 each – if you can afford one of those babies you can afford an Apple Watch.”

While Apple continue to get excited,  it’s unlikely we will ever see a smart watch crisis in the same way there was a quartz crisis in the 70’s and 80’s. While some major American watch manufacturers such as Fossil has announced an Android smartwatch, and Swiss watchmakers TAG Heuer have one coming out in time for Christmas, it’s important to remember that smart watch technology is always going to be a radically different proposition to an intricately constructed hand polished, beveled, burnished, briolette, guilloche, mechanical watch. Mechanical watches have in-built longevity and sentimental value that spans generations, whereas smartwatches, like computers and cellphones, will be obsolete every couple of years.

But this time around, the Swiss watch industry is determined not to be caught out. By way of acknowledgement of the rise of the smartwatch era, last year Blancpain, which has always remained steadfastly mechanical and traditional, introduced the Montblanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap, with smart technology built not into the watch, but into the strap. Mondaine, Frederique Constant and Alpina also have smartwatch offerings.