Andrew O’Hara put together a neat DIY video on how to make Apple Watch bands. He tells you what parts and tools you”ll need and how to put it all together.
By putting the band together yourself, you have so many more options opened up to you. Your watch can now represent you and your style without being limited by the Apple Watch market or the steep markups we see for the best bands.
Sell these on Etsy and use words like “bespoke” and “artisanal.” You’ll be drowning in cash.
Apple sold 10.4 million Apple Watches in quarter 4 of 2018 (4Q18). The Series 4 remains a strong seller and should remain the market leader as more healthcare organizations utilize the device.
The worldwide market for wearable devices grew 31.4% during the fourth quarter of 2018 (4Q18), reaching a new high of 59.3 million units according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.
Apple has the number one spot in a list of five companies. Other companies include Xiaomi #2, Huawei #3, Fitbit #4, and Samsung #5.
We have a deal on the Series 3 Apple Watch With GPS. I’m linking directly to the deal for a 38mm white Apple Watch with GPS for $269.99, which is $9.01 off retail. You can also choose the black model from a pulldown-menu, as well as the black and white versions of the 42mm for $304.99, which is $4.01 off retail.
John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Watch popularity and the future of Apple’s (financial) services.
Apple Watch health features and fitness tracking have the potential to change medicine. Dan Hon writes how his friend’s Apple Watch helped him.
One day, while I was testing my own Apple Watch, Tom was deconstructing a rack of network equipment. He suddenly noticed his heart was pounding. Then he began feeling dizzy. Next came tunnel vision. He needed to sit down.
I think more and more health features will come to the Apple Watch,, such as blood glucose monitoring.
Bloomberg claims that Apple Watch sleep tracking features could arrive by 2020.
Apple Watch Series 4 Hermès owners can look forward to new faces. They will become available with the release of watchOS 5.2. 9to5Mac reported that the new faces will have a new pink and blue gradient style. As with previous faces from the designer, users will only be able to have one complication on the face. That complication will show the date, a different timezone or stopwatch. Hermès and Nike are exclusive third-party partners, designing exclusive faces for the Apple Watch.
As discovered by French blog WatchGeneration.fr (via Google Translate), owners of the designer Apple Watch will see a new gradient style Hermès watch face in two colors: Cherry/Sakura and Bleu (pink and blue). And just like the other Hermès Apple Watch faces for the Series 4, these will adapt based on where the hour and minute hands are.
Apple was recently awarded a patent that suggests future Apple Watch models could get flexible screens.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple possibly becoming “Netflix for news” and Sony’s new watch strap.
Popular activity monitoring app Strava has partnered with the ski and snowboard iOS and Apple Watch app Slopes.
Apple announced that February is Heart Month, and during the month there will be Activity Challenges on Apple Watch.
PUMA unveiled its first PUMA Fi self-lacing shoes that can be controlled via a smartphone or Apple Watch app.
9to5Mac writes: “Apple has been granted a patent today which illustrates how future products such as iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch could have built-in sensors to detect harmful, poisonous gasses, such as CO…” [and others.] Now we’re getting into Star Trek’s Tricorder territory. I expect these kind of technical advances to continue. Early earthquake warnings?
Biometric firm Valencell and Apple have settled a long-running patent dispute. MacRumors confirmed that that the lawsuit was settled in September 2018. Valencell provides the optical heart rate monitoring and biometric sensors in a number of devices. It claimed Apple solicited information about its technology on the pretense of a potential licensing agreement in the run-up to launching the Apple Watch.
The biometric company also accused Apple of deciding it was more financially beneficial to risk infringing on Valencell’s patents than to license them, claiming that the practice was “consistent with the statement by Apple CEO Steve Jobs that Apple has ‘always been shameless about stealing great ideas.'” Valencell had requested a preliminary and permanent injunction preventing future acts of infringement, as well as damages and an ongoing royalty rate for licensing purposes should a permanent injunction not be granted.
It’s not known how many participants will be in the study, or how long the study will run.
Kelly Guimont has Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr on to discuss the state of IBM PC packaging and how to interpret Apple Watch heart rate data.
Apple is in talks with at least three private Medicare plans to subsidize the Apple Watch for at-risk seniors.
Beth Skwarecki wrote a helpful article explaining how to understand Apple Watch heart rate data and what all the numbers mean.
Some major caveats on everything we’re about to say: first, everybody is different, so if your numbers are higher or lower than you’d expect, there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with you. There’s a wide range of normal.
You can now control your OhMiBod vibrator using your Apple Watch. The sex toy company recently released a Watch app with this feature.
Apple’s Close Your Rings page has been updated with testimonials from athletes and how they use the Activity app.