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Following the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Fitness+, Apple CEO Tim Cook participated in a podcast interview with Outside magazine's Michael Roberts to discuss topics like health, fitness, and the environment.

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Asked about the future of the Apple Watch, Cook said Apple is still "in the early innings" with the device, noting that the company is testing "mind blowing" capabilities in its labs, although not everything will see the light of day. "Think about the amount of sensors in your car," said Cook, adding "and arguably, your body is much more important than your car."

Apple has gradually expanded the health features available on the Watch over the years to include heart rate tracking, irregular heart rhythm notifications, the ECG app, blood oxygen measuring, fall detection, and more.

Cook spoke a lot about his love of nature, noting that his time in nature and offline is "like a palate cleanser for the mind," and referring to the outdoors as a "window to the world." Cook said Apple Park has conference rooms named after U.S. national parks, noting that he is "right around the corner from the Grand Canyon room."


Cook goes on to reiterate many of Apple's common talking points and company values. The full interview can be listened to through the embedded player above, and a transcript is also available on Outside magazine's website.

Article Link: Tim Cook Teases the Future of Apple Watch: 'Think About the Amount of Sensors in Your Car'
 
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beastforum

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Has a love for nature yet is one of the biggest parts in making this world a technological cesspit. He’s deluded. At this rate, in 25yrs we will all be mixing with AI and slaves to the system. If he loves nature so much then leave Apple and encourage going back to the pre internet age. Ever since the internet has taken over, quality of life has gone down.
 

G5isAlive

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It's not clear the wrist will ever be a realistic placement for medical grade sensors, but I do applaud the sensors Apple does have and look forward to the future. My guess is at some point sensors will be implanted (not by Apple) and information relayed to a local device (watch, glasses, whatever).
 

nvmls

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Now that's deep Timo..

Apple Car™ or...?
 
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Taj Armstrong

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You eventually reach a point of diminishing returns with monitoring everything all the time... we could do an MRI scan of every healthy person every day and find something “wrong” with them. But does that really lead to a healthier life? Or does it, rather, lead to more unnecessary medical procedures, more reliance on pharmaceuticals, more time spent in the hospital, more fear and worry?
 

MauiPa

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Apple has turned into a bunch of hypochondrical octogenarians… constant monitoring your vitals is a disease in itself.
For the healthy yes, you are right. But not everyone is perfectly healthy, some do have heart conditions that need monitoring. I use the Apple Watch to help determine when my heart rate is abnormally high, so I can take medication. hardly hypochondria and I am not nearly an octogenarian. But your condescension is appreciated, thanks, keep up the good work!
 

edwrap

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I've been saying all along that Apple should release a pared down Apple Watch more akin to the bands already on the market (FitBit Inspire/Charge, Mi Band, etc.). Something that has a weeklong battery life, at a minimum, and eschews most of the apps and bloat present in the current Watch.

And yeah, like others have said, all of these recent additional sensors are of marginal utility for most people. This is compounded by the fact that Apple, and everybody else, is doing poorly about recommending what you should do to improve your measurements. So, I have little faith that even more sensors is the answer here, besides simply providing an easier internal roadmap for future Watches.
 

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You eventually reach a point of diminishing returns with monitoring everything all the time... we could do an MRI scan of every healthy person every day and find something “wrong” with them. But does that really lead to a healthier life? Or does it, rather, lead to more unnecessary medical procedures, more reliance on pharmaceuticals, more time spent in the hospital, more fear and worry?
It’s almost like he knows what he is doing
 

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Has a love for nature yet is one of the biggest parts in making this world a technological cesspit. He’s deluded. At this rate, in 25yrs we will all be mixing with AI and slaves to the system. If he loves nature so much then leave Apple and encourage going back to the pre internet age. Ever since the internet has taken over, quality of life has gone down.

I advise you to learn some basic ML before you jump to American Hollywood ideology about becoming slaves... bla bla... ;)
 

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Has a love for nature yet is one of the biggest parts in making this world a technological cesspit. He’s deluded. At this rate, in 25yrs we will all be mixing with AI and slaves to the system. If he loves nature so much then leave Apple and encourage going back to the pre internet age. Ever since the internet has taken over, quality of life has gone down.
He removed the charging brick.
 
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