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Apple Watch Series 3 Expected To Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Apple

Tyler Lee October 18, 2017

When the Apple Watch was first launched, safe to say that it was not what many had expected, although we guess the rumors and the hype surrounding the device was to blame for creating some unrealistic expectations. However over the years, Apple has made changes and improvements to the hardware and software, with the Series 3 being the latest.

In fact it seems that Apple might have done a great job with the Apple Watch Series 3 because according to GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives, his latest research note obtained by CNBC (via 9to5Mac) revealed that the analyst thinks that the Series 3 is a “game changer” for Apple’s wearables efforts.

According to Ives, “This data point speaks to our belief that the Apple Watch Series 3 could be a ‘game changer’ release for Cupertino to open up this wearables category for the coming years.” One of the key features of the Series 3 is the option to have LTE as one of the connectivity options, which in turn means that users will have to rely less on their iPhones to use the device.

That being said, Ives still thinks that the Apple Watch represents a small margin of Apple’s revenues. “While Apple Watch sales still represents low to mid-single digits of overall revenue, this wearables category is an important product for Apple to further penetrate its massive consumer installed base and lay the groundwork for new product lines/technologies (e.g. AR glasses) over the coming years to complement its ‘bread and butter’ iPhone franchise growth.”

Apple Watch Series 3 Expected To Be A ‘Game Changer’ For Apple , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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News: Apple releases third developer betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1 + watchOS 4.1

Dan Pye October 17, 2017

Apple has released a third set of betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, and watchOS 4.1 to registered developers. The release notes for all three platforms mostly indicate bug fixes, although watchOS 4.1 adds Apple Music streaming capabilities to the Apple Watch Series 3, including support for iCloud Music Library and Apple Music radio stations. Recent reports also suggest that iOS 11.1 may add support for Apple Pay Cash, with Apple’s corporate and…

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Apple Watch Reportedly Helped Detect Lung Blood Clot

Tyler Lee October 16, 2017

Our smartwatches and fitness bands have been designed to keep track of certain biometrics, like calories burned, distance walked, and even our heart rate. However sometimes it seems that our wearables can detect more than we give it credit for, like in the past where the Apple Watch has managed to help detect an impending heart attack.

Now according to a report from The Telegraph (via 9to5Mac), it seems that the Apple Watch has managed to save yet another life by detecting a lung blood clot that could have proved fatal had it not been detected early. The report claims that 29-year James Green used a third-party health application called HeartWatch that alerted him to an abnormally high heart rate which prompted him to seek medical attention, and a subsequent CT scan revealed blood clots in his lungs.

According to Green, “I got an alert from HeartWatch that my heart rate was continually above my resting heart rate of 54, even when I was just sitting at my desk. That along with other symptoms I was having was enough data I needed to act on it, and realise it wasn’t a panic attack (since I have severe generalised anxiety), that it was something more.”

We know that Apple is aware that wearables like its Apple Watch has the potential to be more than just another tech gadget. Recently the company is said to be working with researchers at Stanford University to see if the Apple Watch is capable of detecting abnormal heart rhythms which could be hinting at more serious health problems.

Apple Watch Reportedly Helped Detect Lung Blood Clot , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Self-Adjusting Apple Watch Bands Patented By Apple

Adnan Farooqui October 10, 2017


The Apple Watch bands of the future may not require you to do much in order to get the perfect fit. It turns out that Apple has patented several types of self-adjusting bands for the Apple Watch. The bands will basically have the ability to loosen or tighten based on the user’s wrist to provide them with a perfect fit.

The patent, titled “Dynamic fit adjustment for wearable electronic devices,” details how these bands would be able to adjust electronically in order to tighten or loosen up either manually or in response to biometric data from the Apple Watch.

It goes without saying that these bands will be significantly more complex than the existing bands that are made out of just leather or rubber. The patent details that this functionality could be enabled by a shape memory wire that expands and contracts with electric signals or with fluid or gas filled bladders.

It may also be possible with lugs that retract into the Watch’s body or with an extendable case that moves the Apple Watch closer to the user’s arm.

Since this is only a patent at this point in time, it’s too soon to be certain what sort of an implementation Apple will go for, that is if it ever decides to come out with self-adjusting watch bands in the first place. It would be pretty cool if it did, though.

Self-Adjusting Apple Watch Bands Patented By Apple , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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News: Apple releases second developer betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1 + watchOS 4.1

Jesse Hollington October 10, 2017

Apple has released a second set of betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, and watchOS 4.1 to registered developers. The release notes for all three platforms mostly indicate bug fixes, although watchOS 4.1 adds Apple Music streaming capabilities to the Apple Watch Series 3, including support for iCloud Music Library and Apple Music radio stations. Recent reports also suggest that iOS 11.1 may add support for Apple Pay Cash, with Apple employees already testing…

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Baseball Coach Fined For Wearing Apple Watch At A Game

Tyler Lee October 9, 2017

In baseball stealing the opposing team’s signs is pretty common practice and it really cannot be helped, so what the MLB has done is that they have made it illegal to use electronic devices to relay the information. In fact recently there was some controversy surrounding the Red Sox in which they were accused of cheating.

The previous report suggested that they used a wearable device like a smartwatch to convey information, in which they were fined after their opponents, the New York Yankees, filed an official complaint. Now it seems that the coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks Ariel Prieto was recently fined by the MLB for wearing an Apple Watch to a game.

However it should be noted that in a report from CBS Sports, an investigation has since cleared Prieto of any cheating, but wearing the device is still a violation of the rules and that’s why he was fined. While on the field, players and coaches are not allowed to use certain communication devices, like wearables such as smartwatches.

However other gadgets such as the iPad is allowed, and more recently the MLB has also okay-ed the use of devices like the Motus Baseball Sleeve that tracks throwing, and the Zephyr Bioharness that can monitor the player’s heart and breathing rates.

Baseball Coach Fined For Wearing Apple Watch At A Game , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 Models Go On Sale

Adnan Farooqui October 5, 2017


If you’ve been meaning to purchase Apple’s new smartwatch but have been waiting for the Nike+ models to come out, then the day you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Customers who want one can head over to Apple and Best Buy right now to order the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 models. The regular Apple Watch Series 3 models have already been available for a couple of weeks now.

Nike recently released an update for its Nike+ Run Club app which brought some new features, such as guided runs, elevation support for the Apple Watch, and more.

The shipping times have already slipped for the LTE version. Customers who place an order today may have to wait up to four weeks for their LTE Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 to arrive.

They can get the model without LTE earlier than its cellular counterpart, so those who don’t have the need for cellular connectivity on their smartwatch can opt for this particular model.

Apple is shipping out the non-LTE model within two days for the bulk of the variants while Best Buy is displaying shipping times of about a week. Nevertheless, it’s certainly better than having to wait an entire month for your smartwatch to arrive. Prices start at $329.

Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 Models Go On Sale , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Latest watchOS Update Addresses The Apple Watch Series 3’s LTE Bug

Tyler Lee October 5, 2017

When Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 3, one of the main new features of the smartwatch was LTE connectivity. However it was soon discovered that there might be an issue with the device’s connectivity in which the watch would join and connect to unknown WiFi networks instead of LTE when out and about.

This ultimately defeats the point of having an LTE option in the first place, plus joining unknown WiFi networks is also something of a security issue. Apple had caught wind of the problem ahead of the device’s release, and while the Apple Watch Series 3 has since been released, the good news is that Apple has released an update to watchOS that fixes the LTE bug.

According to the watchOS 4.0.1 changelog, it reads, “watchOS 4.0.1 fixes issues that in rare cases were causing Apple Watch to join unauthenticated (captive) Wi-Fi networks, such as those found in public places like coffee shops and hotels, which direct the user to a web page before the network can be accessed.”

If you are one of those who are affected by this bug, then you’ll want to update to watchOS 4.0.1 as soon as possible as the update should already be live.

Latest watchOS Update Addresses The Apple Watch Series 3’s LTE Bug , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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MLB Testing Contactless Ticketing With iPhone & Apple Watch

Tyler Lee October 3, 2017

When it comes to existing ticketing systems, for the most part many of them do work in their current form but that’s not to say that they can’t be improved. In fact the Major League Baseball has recently announced that they are testing out a new contactless ticketing system that will let players enter using their iPhone or Apple Watch.

It is said that this solution will be better than current solutions which rely on scanning a barcode or reading a QR code. It is said to be more reliable where there it could be less prone to errors, something that we’re sure many have experienced when trying to scan tickets with barcodes or a QR code. It is also said to be more secure as well.

This is actually not the first time that we’re seeing Apple’s NFC hardware being used for contactless ticketing systems. For example last year when Apple Pay launched in Japan, the company also added support for Japan’s train system where users could reload their Suica cards using Apple Pay and also tap on the gates to register their tickets and get to their trains, so in reality using the iPhone or Apple Watch to facilitate ticketing for sporting events doesn’t really come as a surprise.

The pilot actually kicked off several weeks ago on the 22nd of September after iOS 11 was launched. It is unclear when the MLB expects to make this contactless ticketing system more widespread or if they will fully embrace it at all.

MLB Testing Contactless Ticketing With iPhone & Apple Watch , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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News: Apple releases first watchOS 4.1 beta, adding Apple Music support

Jesse Hollington September 28, 2017

Apple has released a first beta of watchOS 4.1 to registered developers, adding the promised Apple Music support. The feature promises users the ability to stream any song from Apple Music or their iCloud Music Library directly from their wrist, and also adds a new Radio app for access to Beats 1 live or any other Apple Music radio station, even while away from an iPhone or Wi-Fi connection. According to the release notes, this initial beta doesn’t…

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