THE Apple Watch it is already, in its current incarnation, a truly formidable device in the sense of monitoring various aspects of the user’s body – we have a heart rate reader, a well-defined movement sensor and even the possibility to record your VO2 max. But, it seems, Apple is not stopping there.
THE CNBC brought, in a new report, the information that Apple recently published on its website new job openings that can only mean one thing: the company is looking for new technologies to further improve not only the range of sensors of the Watch, as well as the entire architecture that ties these sensors together and processes the information captured by them.
Vacancies published on June 10 are looking for professionals to join Apple’s health sensor hardware team, stating: “We are looking for ASIC architects to help develop ASICs for new sensors and monitoring systems for future products from Apple. We have vacancies for architects specialized in analog and digital ASICs. ”
The description does not make it clear on what type of sensors the new professionals would work, but another vacancy, published at the beginning of August for the same team, goes a little deeper into the requirements and reveals the real intentionality of the Apple: they look for someone who “Help develop sensors for health, well-being and activities”. That is, it is the Apple Watch that is at the center of everything, even.
It now remains to be seen what these new technologies will be. Much is said about a possible blood glucose reader in future Watches, but so far, this is the only rumor (and, it should be noted, more focused on the long term) related to new sensors in the Apple watches. Do we have more news coming up? We’ll see.