iWatch rumors return with iPod Nano pedometer patent
We’ve noticed that the iWatch rumors have slowed-down a bit lately, and it could be because a lot of things are still in progress, or it could be because things are delayed. That said, the iWatch is one of the most expected devices for this year since it marks Apple’s first true wearable device, at a time where not every company has figured-out the smart watch. New rumors have emerged today of what we can expect, though these are kind of conflicting.
The US Patent and Trademark Office published an Apple patent today that considers a wrist-mounted pedometer that can automatically its location on a users body. This service can even detect and compensate for missed steps using advanced algorithms as well. Now all that being said, we already know of an iPod Nano that you could use in your wrist and that sported a pedometer, so I know some are skeptical about this patent. What you have to remember though is that Apple never intended for that iPod Nano to be used in your hand, so we do believe these are additional hints to the iWatch.
Apple is rumored to launch a wearable product by the end of this year and most people do argue that it’ll be focused on fitness. Let’s just hope they find a better use for a smart watch than what other companies already do.