It was revealed in a recent report that Apple Watch cut health features due to sensor issues. Apple was forced to cut some features from its eagerly-awaited Apple Watch because of some issues with sensors.
Apple Watch was announced last fall but hasn’t hit the markets just yet. It was confirmed by Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, that the Apple Watch is going to be launched this April, but apparently it is going to be launched with less features than it was expected to launch.
Apple began working on the Apple Watch four years ago and its primary focus was on health and fitness. Before its formal presentation to the world, the Apple Watch created many problems for its designers and manufacturers and ended up being dubbed the black hole of resources.
Before the actual reveal of the Apple Watch, it was rumored the device was going to feature sensors that measured the conductivity of the skin, which meant that it was going to detect stress levels and measure the heart-rate, much as an electrocardiogram would.
Apple also wanted to measure blood-pressure with its new smartwatch and also find out the oxygen levels in one’s blood, but a plethora of consistency issues with sensors have plagued Apple and made them change their focus from health to fitness.
For example, it was revealed that the skin conductivity feature did not perform very well with people who had dry skin or hairy arms and that the results varied immensely on how tight the watch was worn on the users’ wrists.
Also, if Apple wanted to use the health data to provide behavioral or health advice, then the company would have had to seek approval from the U.S. FDA and other regulators.
So, to make sure that the whole process of delivering the Apple Watch to the public would not be delayed anymore, Apple cut health features from its first version of the Apple Watch.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, announced last week that the company’s objective with the new Apple Watch was to change the way people live their lives. In just a couple of months the Apple Watch is going to be available for sale and the whole world will get to see if Cook was right.
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