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Topic: Apple Watch

Apple's work on circular screens could lead to round-face Apple Watch

05/08/2018, 11:05 am

The Apple Watch device family could potentially include a round-faced variant in the future, following the discovery that Apple has worked on a way to produce displays for devices with curved edges, an element crucial to the creation of such a circular-shaped wearable device.

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Review: Nomad's leather Apple Watch straps make a bold statement

05/07/2018, 03:05 pm

Nomad, using their standard blend of high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship, has released several Apple Watch bands. Of them, their leather straps are the most lust-worthy and notable, and AppleInsider has been wearing them for a while now.

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Apple Heart Study ramps up with new solicitations to Apple Watch owners

05/07/2018, 10:05 am

Apple Watch owners are being emailed and invited to sign up for the Apple Heart Study, which it announced in partnership with Stanford Medicine in November 2017.

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Apple's GymKit reaches Canada with Life Fitness machine support

05/03/2018, 08:05 pm

Apple's rollout of GymKit continued this week with the launch of compatible machines at an Equinox facility in Toronto, Canada, the first club in the country to receive support for the Apple Watch syncing technology.

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Apple Watch credited with saving another life after user suffers a ruptured ulcer

05/02/2018, 11:05 pm

Apple Watch continues to prove successful in not only helping users achieve health and fitness goals, but also in saving lives, the most recent being William Monzidelis, who nearly died from an erupted ulcer earlier this month.

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Apple's wearable division now the size of a Fortune 300 company

05/01/2018, 05:05 pm

Apple's wearable division, which is made up by the Apple Watch, Beats headphones, and AirPods, is up nearly 50 percent year over year, with CEO Tim Cook calling it the size of a Fortune 300 company.

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First look: Lumos smart bike helmet with Apple Watch gesture integration and HealthKit support

05/01/2018, 11:05 am

Kickstarter success story Lumos has launched a series of major new features to their smart bike helmet. AppleInsider got its hands on the helmet and the company's new iPhone and Apple Watch apps to offer a first look at the biking accessory.

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Apple Watch heart rate monitor saves Florida teen's life

05/01/2018, 08:05 am

The heart rate monitor on the device helped save the life of an 18-year-old suffering from undiagnosed kidney disease.

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Going all-in on USB-C with Apple's ecosystem? That's impossible -- for now

04/25/2018, 09:04 am

I'm finally ready to fully embrace the smaller, reversible, more powerful USB-C port featured on Apple's recent MacBooks. But in preparing for a full switch to the versatile port, I have hit a number of roadblocks. No matter how badly I want to completely ditch USB-A, it turns out I just can't.

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Apple Watch Series 3 likely buoyed Verizon subscriber numbers in Q1

04/24/2018, 04:04 pm

Verizon on Tuesday revealed that it added 260,000 net subscribers in the March quarter, mostly thanks to smartwatches and other wearables -- hinting that the Apple Watch Series 3 was an important contributor.

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Apple to close last dedicated Apple Watch pop-up store on May 13

04/21/2018, 10:04 pm

Apple's pop-up Watch store located in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo will be closing on May 13th, according to recently-posted signage at the location.

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Apple investigating replaceable Apple Watch battery packs

04/17/2018, 08:04 am

Apple is still considering ways to make the Apple Watch more useful, with one idea consisting of adding extra sensors, batteries, and other components to the wearable device, using exchangeable backplates that clip to the back using the same slots at the top and bottom used to connect the Watch Band.

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What's new in Apple's latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta

04/16/2018, 05:04 pm

Apple's first and second watchOS 4.3.1 beta releases include only minor changes to the wearables platform, with the most substantial addition being a new pop-up message warning users that support for legacy apps will soon be killed off.

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Wish List: 7 new features we'd like to see in a new 'Apple Watch Series 4'

04/16/2018, 07:04 am

For a lot of people, Apple may have checked off a major wish list item with the addition of LTE on Apple Watch Series 3. There are still plenty of things we'd like to see in the inevitable Apple Watch Series 4, though.

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The day Apple Watch solved a murder: An Apple crime roundup

04/15/2018, 01:04 pm

An Australian murder was solved using Apple Watch data, a scuffle broke out in an Apple Store over headphones, and an unfounded accusation of iPhone theft made against an Apple Store employee during a flight feature in this roundup of Apple-related crime reports.

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Apple considering third-party Apple Watch face support, watchOS beta code reveals

04/15/2018, 04:04 am

A line of code unearthed in Apple's latest watchOS 4.3.1 beta release suggests a future version of the operating system will allow third-party developers to deploy customizable watch faces, a feature for which many users have pined since Apple Watch debuted in 2015.

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Apple offers free repairs for Apple Watch Series 2 devices with swollen batteries, power issues

04/14/2018, 10:04 pm

Apple this week initiated a new service program that grants free, out of warranty repairs to Apple Watch Series 2 owners whose device suffers from a swollen battery or refuses to turn on.

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Wish List: 14 new HomeKit features we want to see from Apple

04/13/2018, 11:04 am

Compared to where it was only a couple years ago, HomeKit has progressed immensely. The number of supported accessories is growing exponentially, third-party apps are increasingly powerful, and Apple continues to add additional features and functionality. Now that WWDC is approaching, we wanted to think about how HomeKit could most improve.

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Channel checks, sales data on HomePod likely as wrong as it was about Apple Watch in 2015

04/12/2018, 06:04 am

Without actually presenting any hard data on sales, a new report has claimed Apple's HomePod sales are "weak," based on supply channel checks and data from Slice Intelligence--the same two sources that were used to suggest Apple Watch sales were "collapsing" three years ago.

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T-Mobile integrates new Apple Business Chat support

04/11/2018, 10:04 pm

T-Mobile on Wednesday announced support for Apple's new Business Chat feature, allowing customers and non-customers alike to message customer service representatives directly from the Messages app on their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.

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