Tim Cook unveiled the long-anticipated Apple Watch yesterday. The CEO called the device “a comprehensive health and fitness companion.” It will also display boarding passes in airports, show a live feed of a person’s home and garage door, and run most of the iPhone apps. One hotel company plans to use it as a room key. According to Cook, battery life will be 18 hours with regular use; costs range from $349 to $10,000, which includes an 18-karat gold body.
There’s everything from GoPro cameras for your head to SmartSoles for your feet (their GPS sensors monitor location and physical performance). I’m not sure what constituted the first wearable technology (a small sundial or hourglass hanging around one’s neck?), but there’s no question such science is here to stay. Will it change our lives as significantly as many predict? Read Full Article