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Future versions of the Apple Watch will focus more on health-related tracking, reports Reuters this afternoon. Citing people familiar with the company’s project, the outlet says that it plans to include “richer health features and additional sensors” in later generation models.

This would certainly appease those in the healthcare industry, and fitness junkies, who expected Apple to unveil a smartwatch earlier this week with groundbreaking health features. Instead, it merely tracks your heart rate, and movements via an iPhone’s Wi-Fi and GPS.

In the run-up to this week’s event, several rumors suggested the Apple Watch would be much more health-focused. The Wall Street Journal, for example, said the device would feature “more than 10 sensors,” and another report called for blood glucose and sweat monitors.

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But none of these things made it into the final version, which was unveiled on Tuesday, either due to size or power limitations. It could have also been regulatory-related, and Apple intentionally downplayed health benefits of the Watch to avoid unwanted attention from the FDA.

If nothing else, Reuters’ report reminds us that the Apple Watch is just in its first iteration, and it will be upgraded just like the iPhone and iPad with more features, better hardware and improved design. The device is expected to go on sale in early 2015, with prices starting at $349.

[Reuters]

  • David Gitman

    Apple Watch 2?

    • 2016? I Hope

      • David Gitman

        2016= 6-(2+1) = 3
        HL3 confirmed

  • baerjamin

    All the more reason to wait on this…

    • Exactly what I was thinking the second they revealed it and it lacked useful features and a decent UI. Waiting on it to have more useful features like more sensors and a better UI more like iOS7-8.. this thing looks like it was designed by a bunch of kids. (I like iOS7 though..)

  • Mike

    OT: I have an iPhone 5 32GB. Been thinking hard on whether to upgrade to the iPhone 6 or not (already decided to pass on the 5.5).

    So is it worth the upgrade? And I’m considering everything: screen size, speed, weight, etc.

    • Virus

      yes stop living in the past

    • BoardDWorld

      It’s fair to say the iPhone 5 is dated in regards to the camera, other than that it will do everything perfectly fine for another few years… I would wait till next years iteration.

    • Ishaan Malhotra

      Ill be waiting another year

    • Umut Bilgiç

      Same here. Rocking iPhone 5 32 gb. I am thinking iPhone 6S Plus (lol). Just becouse I think they will address some issues on the current 6 models. D even upgrade upon. In every s release apple has something new and big; 3gs-video recording, 4s-siri,- 5s-touch id, 6s- iduuno but I dont want to miss out on it. I really wanted the touch ID when i saw 5s, but i knew i couldnt upgrade

  • Joonyaboy

    File this under: Captain Obvious

  • Rak S

    Worget the watch, useless apps and ugly look. The only thing I’m interested are the health tracking features!

    • Umut Bilgiç

      It has 3rd party apps though, so we should see cool stuff as the time goes by!

  • The ice is cold.

  • TechLove

    Reuters: future Apple Watch versions to offer richer health features…

    • zoLa siWisa

      so my question is that each watch have it own specification? i want the watch that will have everything on it …

  • zoLa siWisa

    So my question is that each watch have it own specification? i want the watch that will have everything on it … which one I should choose.