What’s Hot and What’s Not

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac discovered at least one winner and one loser in his search for cool tech gifts for dads and grads.

Pre-Order ScoutPro Ultimate All-in-One Charger: $99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

ScoutPro All-in-One Charger

We have a pre-order deal on the ScoutPro, an all-in-one charger that ships in July. This device features a large 24,000mAh internal battery and it can charge up to five devices simultaneously. It has two USB-C charging ports and a USB-A charging port. It also has magnetic wirelesss charging for iPhone 12 devices and a spot to charge your Apple Watch.  The pre-order deal is $99.

Sensor From British Startup Could Turn Apple Watch into a Doctor

· Charlotte Henry · Link

Apple Watch ECG with iPhone

Wearables, including the Apple Watch, are clearly going to play a big part in Apple’s future. According to a Telegraph report picked up on by Cult of Mac, a sensor from a British firm could be key to taking its medical capabilities to the next level.

The British startup promises to “bring laboratory diagnostics to the wrist.” And Rockley is undoubtedly(sic) working with the iPhone-maker. The company is about to have its IPO, and documentation filed with the SEC mentions, “Apple Inc., Rockley’s largest customer.” But the two companies’ cooperation might not lead to significant change as quickly as some might hope. In March, CEO Andrew Rickman said in the SEC filing, “The commercial launch of Rockley’s consumer product offerings is expected to be in 2022.”

‘Smart Task’ Adds Support for Apple Watch, Apple Pencil, VoiceOver, and More

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Productivity app Smart Tasks just received a huge update with version 2.0. It adds support for Apple Pencil, VoiceOver, new category colors, a fully independent Apple Watch app, and lots more. Apple Watch: View today, tomorrow, and whenever tasks in the Next 2 Days view; Quickly add tasks and categories; View/edit task and category details. Apple Pencil: Start writing in the space between each day in Next 7 Days to add a task for that day quickly; Also, you can do this for Categories and in Scheduled’s Calendar view. VoiceOver: Fully interact with Smart Tasks using Apple’s VoiceOver; Every screen and action has been improved to work with VoiceOver.

‘Smart Task’ Adds Support for Apple Watch, Apple Pencil, VoiceOver, and More

3-in-1 Apple Watch & Lightning Charger Cable: $16.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

3-in-1 Apple Watch & Lightning Charger Cable

We have a deal on a charging cable that has three ends: Apple Watch and two Lightning connectors with support for dual charging. It also comes in gray, pink, blue, white, red, and purple. It’s $16.99 through our deal.

More Reasons Dr. Mac Loves Apple Watches

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac offers up more reasons he doesn’t think he’ll ever wear a “dumb” watch again, including complications, notifications, watch faces, and more.

Why Dr. Mac Loves Apple Watch

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac explains why he loves Apple Watches (and why he expects to never wear another kind of wristwatch again).

Bacardo Announces Pocket Watch Accessory for New Apple Watches

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Bucardo is introducing a Kickstarter campaign for its pocket watch accessory. This latest product works with Apple Watch Series 4, 5, 6, and Apple Watch SE. The accessory allows you to wear your Apple Watch as a classic pocket watch. Simply remove your bands and slide the pocket watch accessory into the band slots of your Apple Watch. The company worked with talented jewelry designers and engineers to create an accessory that pays attention to all the fine details, highlighting the form of the Apple Watch while creating a unique wearable experience. Right now the base reward is US$95.

Bacardo Announces Pocket Watch Accessory for New Apple Watches

Apple Watch’s ECG Launch in Australia Imminent Following Approval

· Charlotte Henry · Link

The launch of the Apple Watch ECG features in Australia seems imminent. The 8-Bit reported that it received approval in February.

The Australian Government’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved the ECG feature in the country yesterday under “Medical Device Class IIa,” according to a document first spotted by The 8-Bit. This means that Apple Watch users in Australia will soon be able to access the ECG app. According to the document of approval “The ECG app is a software-only mobile medical application that is intended to be used with the Apple Watch to create, record, store, transfer and display a single-channel electrocardiagram (ECG) similar to a Lead I ECG. The ECG app determines the presence of atrial fibrillation (AF) or sinus rhythm on a classifiable waveform. The ECG app is not recommended for users with other known arrhythmias.”