iWatch will reportedly have more than ten sensors, multiple screen sizes

iWatch will reportedly have ten sensors, multiple screen sizes

Apple is reportedly planning to launch multiple sizes of the iWatch, with several sensors to track health and fitness. Following yesterday's report, of a possible curved OLED screen and wireless charging for the device, reports today suggest the iWatch will have more than ten sensors for tracing health, fitness, and more. The Wall Street Journal:

Apple is planning multiple versions of a smartwatch—dubbed the iWatch in the media—later this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The devices will include more than 10 sensors to track and monitor health and fitness data, these people said. Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta Computer Inc. 2382.TW -0.60% is expected to start producing the devices in two to three months, they said.

The iWatch will also reportedly coming multiple screen sizes. It can be presumed that one size would be aimed at men and one at women, just like traditional watches. The issue with this particular point is that just because you have a smaller wrist doesn't mean you need a smaller screen.

The report also says that one of the device's component suppliers estimates shipments to total between 10 million to 15 million units by the end of the year, following a launch in October. This lines up with a previous report that a supplier was expecting shipments of 3-5 million units per month. An October launch seems likely, and that's around the time we expect to see the iPhone 6.

What do you think of these new details? Do you think the iWatch will come in multiple screen sizes? Let us know below in the comments.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Joseph Keller

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Jbbarrette says:

I'll be getting one!

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jeddo45 says:

I'm really interested on how expensive Apple is going to price it. We've already seen other smartwatches prices. I wonder if its going to be competitively priced.

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wdfly says:

i will buy one of these as long as it isn't hideous and doesn't cost more than about $150. anything more and i'll be passing. also apple will need to increase the number of devices one can have on their itunes account or i can't add it to mine. oh and please no plastic or leather bands only, got to have a metal band or no dice.

Lt_Solorna says:

Then you are out of luck: the price will at-least be comparable to the Pebble Steel. You may be able to find a deal once it's announced. As far as devices on the iTunes account, I don't really know if that will be a factor because with Pebble you get everything via Bluetooth and the Pebble Store app.

tlo07 says:

I wouldn't be surprised to see it in the $250-300 range.

Premium1 says:

Well it's not going to be that low. It's apple they love charging a premium

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mad_iphone4 says:

I agree with the Pebble Steel pricing but with all those sensors, who knows. Will be glad when they announce it.

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Marko451 says:

It needs to look and feel good on my wrist. Multiple sizes is a yes. It is not just a watch but should add value to me and the way I interact with all the tech around me. For that I am willing to pay. How much is the question. 250 ish.

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SockRolid says:

"It can be presumed that one size would be aimed at men and one at women..."

Or maybe there will be child and adult sizes.
I can't wait to see what Apple has up their sleeve (pun intended.)

Dev from tipb says:

Nope. I can't imagine use cases compelling enough for this as a standalone device, and my iPhone battery does not last long enough as is with BT off.

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jmcalees says:

Honestly, I think the iwatch is going to be amazing... The couple thousand dollar iwatch is stupid I expect the $300 range or less. Definitely going to pick one up.

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nickfire20 says:

This is all exciting news. Can't wait! But won't spend over $200, because i get the $400 phone (64gb)

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jbarron4 says:

Want one, but price will be the limiting factor. Expect it to be over $200, because the current fitness bands all sell for $100 and up, and they are limited. Apple will make this a premium product.

WinOMG says:

I'm gonna get Microsoft's version because it's colorful and looks fun. This one looks like any other Apple product and gets BOORING!

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ZachSimone says:

As someone living with Type-1 Diabetes, I'm desperately hoping that one of those sensors monitors blood glucose levels in an unobtrusive manner, as that is something which would have a hugely positive impact on my daily life.

Didier Ouzaid says:

I hope one of these sensors can detect specific weight lifting movements (some already can...allegedly, since they're all at a pre-order state). All the current watches arent able to do that, and that's a no-go for me. Some of us dont need (to care) about the number of daily steps or burned calories. I'll pay the price for a non-invasive, easy to use workout tracker.

IPrestigeGamer says:

Hope it's compatible with most iPhones not just the 6 and up and the price is reasonable!

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