Apple Using Professional Athletes To Test The Fitness Capabilities Of The iWatch

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Apple has enlisted a few professional athletes to test the fitness-tracking capabilities its upcoming smartwatch, according to Mark Gurman 9to5Mac.

Apple has tapped notable names such as Kobe Bryant the L.A. Lakers to test the so-called iWatch a variety conditions. Bryant was spotted at Apple’ headquarters a few weeks ago and was reportedly there to meet with Apple’ design boss Jony Ive.

The development comes as both The Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that the iWatch launch this October. The WSJ report said the device be packed with sensors to measure your and fitness. ’ll also come a variety of sizes. The Reuters report said the iWatch have a 2.5-inch screen, although that seems very large for something designed to be worn on the wrist. (Samsung’ Gear 2 smartwatch has a 1.6-inch screen.)

Gurman has previously that the iWatch be able to detect stuff like hydration levels, sweat, steps taken, and heart rate.

During Apple’ WWDC keynote a few weeks ago, the introduced , an app that be available the new iPhone software, iOS 8, that be available this fall. ’s likely sync with the iWatch and serve as a dashboard for all your health and fitness stats. (Business Insider)