It is no secret that Apple is moving fast in the space of wearables. When the announcement for iOS 8 was made, Apple also unveiled the Healthkit feature which will be the one stop destination for all your health related vital stats. There have been rumors that the next generation of products from Apple will all feature some sort of health tracking capabilities, with the new headphones with iPhone 6 slated to be able to measure your blood pressure and heart rate while the iWatch, a smartwatch would be capable of measuring your pulse.
Apple also showed off a little demo on stage at WWDC how it will be able to enable an active communication between your clinic and the health app data so that in case of any emergency or alarming situation, your phone is able to alert the doctors immediately. This gives us a good indication that when Apple releases its watch, most probably later this year, the focus will be health tracking alongside the expected capability of showing the notifications. Apple has never been the one to bring the most features to table, but has always been famous for the best implementation and its strong focus on easy UX. This is why, it is realistic to keep the expectations from iWatch low. And frankly, if Apple is able to just do health tracking and notification handling well, that would make the iWatch certainly better than any other wearable that we have in the market currently, given they can price it well.
Some more hints about how Apple is concentrating on health tracking can be derived from its latest advertisement for iPhone 5s. The focus is all on peripherals which can monitor your health and then communicate with your iPhone where all the information will live. The clear message also will serve as an encouragement to the developers to bring more such apps to the iPhone and put the motion sensing companion chip in the A7 processor to better use too. You can check out the advertisement here: