Grading the Apple Watch's healthcare applications

The newly unveiled Apple Watch--Courtesy of Apple

It's unclear whether the Apple Watch can outperform competitors in tracking and diagnostic abilities useful for the medical device and healthcare crowd. Still, with the Silicon Valley bigwig stepping into the field, it's likely that developers will create medical tracking programs specifically for the new technology. Some were disappointed that the watch offers only modest healthcare applications, like heart rate tracking, perhaps due to regulatory concerns. But experts stressed that smartwatches are still nascent technology; Apple's debuts in early 2015. Later generations of the watch are expected to contain more sensors and healthcare applications. More

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