On Tuesday 9th September Apple unveiled a new item to their product range that will take fitness to new levels. The Apple watch sport In addition to being a wearable emoji-sender for showing your training partner just how good you feel it also has a built-in heartbeat-sharer that uses the heart rate of the person to send to other users. The Apple Watch will also be a fitness tracker. And although the watch won’t be available until early 2015, Apple provided a few details on how the wearable will track activity. The watch has its own accelerometer and heart-rate monitor and will be paired with an iPhone to track your distance traveled via GPS or Wi-Fi and more.
ABOUT THE APPLE WATCH SPORT
For Apple Watch Sport , Apple has created a new alloy — 7000 Series aluminum — that’s 60 percent stronger than standard alloys. Yet it’s very light. Together with the Ion-X glass covering the display, it makes the Sport collection watches up to 30 percent lighter than the normal Apple watch models. It’s also exceptionally pure, with a beautifully consistent appearance that’s difficult to achieve with traditional aluminum alloys.
To keep the Sport collection models as light as possible, Apple has used an alumina-silicate glass that’s especially resistant to scratches and impact. It’s fortified at the molecular level through ion exchange, with smaller ions being replaced by larger ones to create a surface layer far tougher than ordinary glass.
With the rigours of active lifestyles Apple Watch Sport has a custom high-performance fluoroelastomer band, the Sport Band is durable and strong. Yet surprisingly light and soft. The material is more flexible than the rubber commonly used in watch bands, so it has a nice feel and drapes smoothly across your wrist. An innovative pin-and-tuck closure ensures a close, clean fit that minimises chafing when working out.
FITNESS BUILT IN
The Apple Watch Sport takes fitness seriously and has added 3 key components to gain an overall sense of wellbeing. The Apple Watch Sport has some features that may already be familiar to the fitness crowd. Its built-in Activity app has three modes, all of which display goals in a ring-shaped interface. In the “Move” display, it shows you how much you’ve been in motion during the day, gives you a running countdown to your 30-minute goal, and shows how many calories you’ve burned. The “Stand” display reminds you to stop sitting for at least a minute every 12 hours, and the “Exercise” ring will gauge harder-core activities like running.
There’s also a separate Workout app that can break up your training regime into more-specific groups to pinpoint your fitness goals, such as Running, Cycling, or Cross Training. All your training statistics and workout history are stored in a Fitness app, which gives you a dashboard of your workout sessions and goals and tells you when you have reached them This combined into Apple’s HealthKit initiative gets a more hands on approach to fitness and is there to work with you and as you wear the watch more the watch will keep you updated and learn more about the person wearing the watch
The watch is due for release early 2015 and for all people wanting to progress with fitness, be advised on how to push yourself and how to get the most out of your training sessions this may just be the best Apple device for you yet.
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