- Sep 8, 2008
Ever since the Apple Watch reveal, when Tim Cook was doing an interview and said the watch still has a few secretive things, my thinking was it would contain more than a heart rate sensor: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=19635110&highlight=tim+cook#post19635110 And now this article which makes some great points. Pretty exciting stuff!
http://watchaware.com/post/5943/opinion-thats-not-a-heart-rate-monitorWatchaware said:Big whoop, right? I mean, these things are a dime a dozen [heart rate sensors]. Polar’s been making them for a decade, and every fitness tracker this side of the last couple years has them playing front back and center. The tech’s available, cheap, not terribly unreliable, and small enough to slap into any wearable worth its salt (ostensibly from your sweat). So why is the Apple Watch heart rate sensor so big? And why is Apple making such a big fuss about it?
Because that’s not really what it is.