Not to be outdone by Google and Motorola, Apple has revealed that it, too, is joining the smart watch race. The new wearable tech will have more than 10 sensors, including sensors to track health and fitness.
This announcement comes on the heels of the release of concept art from Google's Moto 360 and iOS 8. Apple's goal is to address the main complaints from users that smart watches don't have any more functions than a regular smartphone.
And with the latest information about iOS 8, I think it's safe to assume that Apple's smart watch will be the main gadget making use of its new HealthKit app.
The launch of the Apple smart watch is projected as early as October, but it could be released later in the year, presumably closer to the winter holidays.
What will this innovative step in wearable tech look like?
"The smart watch will likely come in multiple screen sizes, said one person familiar with the matter. Another person at a component supplier said shipments of the smart watches are estimated to total between 10 million and 15 million units by the end of this year. The exact specifications of Apple's smart watch are still being finalized before mass production starts, said people familiar with the matter."