TechCrunch: Sixteen percent of US adults own a smartwatch

The latest figures out of NPD show a continued uptick in smartwatch sales here in the States. The category has been a rare bright spot in an overall flagging wearable space, and the new numbers show gains pretty much across…

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TechCrunch: Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet

Announcements that Apple has partnered with Aetna health insurance on a new app leveraging data from its Apple Watch and reports that Verily — one of the health-focused subsidiaries of Google‘s parent company — Alphabet, is developing a shoe that can detect weight…

TechCrunch: Apple reportedly looking to subsidize Watch with Medicare plans

If nothing else, the addition of ECG/EKG reinforced Apple’s commitment to evolving the Watch into a serious medical device. The company has long looked to bring its best selling wearable to various health insurance platforms, and according to a new…

TechCrunch: Apple Watch’s ECG feature is already proving its worth

When Apple announced its latest Series 4 Watch with electrocardiogram features, my mom took a sigh of relief, and then proceeded to set a reminder to order one for my dad. That’s because we found out last year, by chance, that…

Mashable: Apple design chief Jony Ive gives rare interview, talks about responsibility to society, the Apple Watch, and more

Apple chief design officer Jony Ive and Apple CEO Tim Cook check out the new iPhone XR during an Apple special event.Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Matt Binder2018-10-19 15:01:30 UTC Is the Apple Watch really a watch? Do big tech…