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Topic: Apple Watch

Nike debuts four new Apple Watch bands to coincide with shoe launch

05/22/2017, 11:05 am

Nike on Monday introduced four new Nike Sport Band colors for the Apple Watch, designed to match the company's Air VaporMax Flyknit "Day to Night" running shoe collection.

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Rumor: Tim Cook personally testing new glucose blood sugar monitor for Apple Watch

05/18/2017, 04:05 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is said to have been spotted on his company's corporate headquarters wearing a new, unannounced Apple Watch accessory that could be used to measure a user's blood sugar levels in an non-intrusive fashion.

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Kanex announces GoPower Watch Stand with built-in magnetic Apple Watch charger, USB port

05/18/2017, 03:05 pm

Kanex on Thursday announced its new GoPower Watch Stand, a premium magnetic charging stand for both Apple Watch and iPhone, featuring an Apple-certified charging connector integrated directly into the hardware.

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Apple highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18 with "Designed for everyone" video series

05/17/2017, 01:05 am

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has posted a series of seven videos to YouTube showing how real people make use of Mac, iOS and Apple Watch accessibility features from Switch Control to Siri to VoiceOver. Each tells the story of specific individual in about two minutes.

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Rumor: Next-gen Apple Watch may support glucose monitoring, 'smart' bands

05/15/2017, 04:05 pm

Future Apple Watch models will reportedly include support for glucose monitoring, as well as "smart watch bands" that should expand features without requiring people to buy an entirely new device.

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Editorial: When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in order

05/14/2017, 12:05 am

Oh no! It seems Apple is "years behind" competitors in Virtual Reality, TV content subscriptions, self driving cars and home voice assistants. That's a clear sign the company may be studying the market like a cat about to pounce on its target, just as it did with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods. There is a solid decade of evidence that, for Apple, being behind is a competitive advantage.

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Apple adds a Mother's Day Challenge for HealthKit Activity, Apple Watch

05/12/2017, 05:05 am

In recognition of Mother's Day on May 14, Apple is creating a special "Mother's Day Challenge" to reward a walk, run or wheelchair workout "of a mile or more" with a special achievement badge in the Activity app, as well as stickers for use within iMessage.

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Sleep specialist Roy Raymann leaves Apple in tandem with Beddit takeover

05/11/2017, 05:05 pm

An important sleep research expert, Dr. Roy J.E.M. Raymann, appears to have quietly left Apple last month, just ahead of the company's Beddit acquisition.

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Study uses Apple Watch heart rate sensor to detect serious heart condition with 97% accuracy

05/11/2017, 02:05 pm

New research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with Apple Watch app Cardiogram, shows Apple Watch's heart rate sensor can aid in the detection of atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia that can lead to stroke.

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Combine watchOS 3.2 'Theater Mode,' 'Wake Screen on Crown Up' to discreetly check time on Apple Watch Series 2

05/09/2017, 09:05 am

The new addition of "Theater Mode" to watchOS can be combined with the Apple Watch Series 2 feature "Wake Screen on Crown Up" to check the time on your watch in an extremely discreet, unobtrusive low-light fashion. Here's how to combine the two features.

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How Apple subdivisions compare against Fortune 500 companies

05/04/2017, 09:05 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday revealed the company's wearables business -- AirPods, Apple Watch and Beats -- is now the size of a Fortune 500 company, while services revenue is on the verge of breaking into Fortune 100 territory. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the comparisons.

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Apple overtakes Fitbit to become world's largest wearables vendor, study says [u]

05/04/2017, 07:05 pm

Citing a boom in Apple Watch sales, market research firm Strategy Analytics in a report released Thursday said Apple overtook Fitbit to become the world's largest wearables vendor for the first quarter of 2017.

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Coach debuts new decorative leather spring Apple Watch bands starting at $125

05/04/2017, 04:05 pm

Luxury fashion maker Coach has issued new leather Apple Watch bands and colors, offering quirky styles and bright patterns for the spring season, ranging in price from $125 to $150.

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Apple Watch helped CEO Tim Cook lose 30 pounds

05/03/2017, 07:05 pm

During a Wednesday interview with Jim Cramer, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the constant feedback and health monitoring functions provided by Apple Watch helped him lose 30 pounds.

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With AirPods, Beats & surging Apple Watch sales, Apple's wearables business the size of a Fortune 500 company

05/03/2017, 09:05 am

Apple Watch sales "nearly doubled year-over-year" in the March quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during the company's quarterly results call, helping to push combined wearables revenues into Fortune 500 levels.

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Major apps pull support for Apple Watch

05/02/2017, 08:05 pm

After going largely unnoticed for weeks, AppleInsider discovered a few major companies like Google and eBay recently pulled their dedicated Apple Watch apps from the App Store. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the quiet removals and what it means for watchOS in this video.

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New Elevation Lab BatteryPro charging kit contains integrated Apple Watch charger

05/02/2017, 02:05 pm

Accessory manufacturer Elevation Lab has launched a battery pack with a built-in Apple Watch charging base, eliminating the need to buy Apple's charging cable for use with the device.

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Apple Watch support returning to Google Maps 'in the future,' Google says

05/01/2017, 11:05 pm

Google on Monday responded to revelations that the latest Google Maps update is stripped of all Apple Watch support, saying it expects to return compatibility with Apple's wearable at some point in the future.

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Major apps abandoning Apple Watch, including Google Maps, Amazon & eBay [u]

05/01/2017, 02:05 pm

In recent months, major companies that offered dedicated Apple Watch apps have since abandoned the platform, quietly removing support for watchOS in updates submitted to the App Store.

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Leaked images show first glimpses at Fitbit's Apple Watch competitor & earbuds

05/01/2017, 11:05 am

New images are said to depict Fitbit's first full-scale smartwatch, as well as its first set of Bluetooth earbuds -- both apparently intended to compete with Apple.

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