Feb 11 2013, 5:35pm CST | by Jeffrey B. Roth
According to a report in the New York Times, Apple is developing a smart watch that would utilize the same iOS operating system used on iPhones, iPads and some iPods. Featuring a curved-glass screen, the iWatch could indeed feature a video-chat feature, such as Facetime.
As of Monday, Apple has not commented on the New York Times report. Some tech experts speculate that such a device could also monitor a wearer's vital signs and perhaps perform voice-activated commands.
Other companies are already developing smart watches. Pebble, which uses Bluetooth technology to link to a user's smartphone gained a $10.2 million funding record on Kickstarter, an online entrepreneurial company. TikTok and LunaTik are wrist-worn tech that converts iPod Nano into a smart watch.
Only time will tell if Apple will release an iWatch.
Jeffrey B. Roth
A multi-award winning writer, Jeffrey B. Roth is a well-known investigative reporter, who covers crime, law, politics, sciences, business, medicine, education, history and a wide range of other topics. In 2010, Roth won first place for a new series in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. A published short story writer and poet, Roth is listed in the Locus Index of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Currently, Roth writes for CBS Philadelphia, CBS Baltimore, the Philadelphia Examiner and regional publications, including Carroll Magazine, Carroll Business Quarterly and Hagerstown Magazine to name a few. In the past, Roth, a former crisis intervention counselor and teacher, has written for numerous Pennsylvania newspapers, state and national magazines and the Associated Press. He lives in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, west of Gettysburg, Pa.
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