What it is: Apple is conducting studies to detect heart abnormalities with the Apple Watch.
Most people look at Apple and only think of the iPhone. That’s only natural since the iPhone brings in well over half off the revenue for Apple every year. The Macintosh brings in far less than the iPhone and the iPad has never seriously threatened sales of the iPhone. Probably the only part of Apple that is growing fast is Apple’s services such as iTunes, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iBookstore. For the moment, the iPhone is the major revenue generator for Apple.
Yet that won’t always be the case because the Apple Watch is poised to take over. While sales of the Apple Watch haven’t come close to matching sales of the iPhone, they will eventually. That’s because Apple is pushing the Apple Watch as a real-time health monitor and everyone wants to stay alive as long as possible. Apple’s recent work includes detecting heart abnormalities using the Apple Watch. The goal is to detect hearth problems as early indicators of possible problems to address early.
By detecting health problems as early as possible, the Apple Watch can keep people healthier. Not everyone needs an iPhone but everyone needs their health. Some people can get by with cheaper Android smartphones but nobody will want to use an alternative to the Apple Watch if those alternatives don’t offer real-time health monitoring like the Apple Watch can do. The Microsoft Band is dead and Android Wear is limping along with few innovations for wearable computers coming from the Android camp.
That pretty much leaves the Apple Watch as the best and only alternative to real-time health monitoring. As more people discover the health benefits of the Apple Watch, they’ll improve their health and stay alive longer, living more productive lives with less pain. For people who refuse to use an Apple Watch, they can look forward to not detecting early health problems so they can get sick from preventable causes. Is that really worth the price to avoid using an Apple Watch?
Because real-time health monitoring will be so important, you can be certain the Apple Watch will become a necessary accessory for everyone, especially the elderly. One day, sales of the Apple Watch will surpass sales of the iPhone. Now that the Apple Watch can make phone calls without tethering to a nearby iPhone, the Apple Watch can be perfect for senior citizens who will always have a way to call for help strapped to their wrists every day.
The Apple Watch is already changing the lives of people and will only continue to do so far into the future. The revolutionary product of tomorrow isn’t the iPhone but the Apple Watch.