Do you use the Apple Watch to track your health? If you do, you should feel comfortable knowing that a new study has found it to be the most accurate wearable health device out of several popular brands. More so, you should feel excited knowing that the Apple Watch isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Apple has plans to expand the functionality of the watch and to act as the intermediary between you and your health provider, according to Hugh Alex Webb of Bloomberg.
Right now Apple Watch, along with all wearable health devices, do a great job of providing consumers and health professionals with vast amounts of data. The next step is logically building a device that can analyze and interpret this data for you.
"If you drive for a while and your car gets too hot, it says pull over. If you need an oil change, it says check your oil. What's the equivalent for the body?" Cook said at a May conference in Amsterdam, according to Bloomberg. "Health is a huge issue around the world and we think it's ripe for simplicity and a new view."
A more informative wearable device can be useful in a number of ways:
- Consumers can quickly change their workout or dietary routine on the fly, without having to spend money and visit a doctor or health specialist.
- Health providers can make more accurate and quicker decisions when diagnosing patients.
The wearable device industry is healthy and expected to grow exponentially over the next couple of years. It's no surprise then that major companies such as Apple are investing heavily into this kind of technology.