With all the health associated announcements Apple has been making — iMedicalApps will be doing a live blog of the event that is set to start at 1pm eastern today. Check this post frequently as we will give commentary on Apple’s health announcements during their iWatch and iPhone 6 event.
Tim Cook is now spending time talking about health fitness. There are two Apple Watch apps: Fitness App and Workout app. 3 key Watch functions: Stand (helps minimize sedentary time) / Move (helps you hit key calories) / Exercise (intense activity). It will share data with the native health app on the iPhone.
Update 7: Apple Watch will use LEDs to measure your heart rate.
Apple Watch being used for fitness. Picture showing how you can “share” your heartbeat.
The Apple Watch is announced: Tim Cook says it’s a “comprehensive health and fitness device”.
Apple shows off a commercial of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake using their Health Apps to battle who is the healthiest.
Schiller from Apple is talking about the M8 chip. The prior was the M7 that had an accelerometer, gyroscope, and was utilized by fitness apps. Schiller is talking about how it can be used for fitness. M8 chip now for the first time has a barometer, and Schiller states this will help the iPhone be able to tell with exact precision how you many steps you have walked (measures elevation).
iPhone 6 plus has a huge landscape mode. Would be great for viewing radiology imagines and easier to reference your Electronic Medical Record via Citrix or a native app.
Screen size is as expected: