76 iPhone Life Summer 2020
ver since releasing the Apple Watch, it’s been Apple’s
intention to elevate the wearable into a sophisticated
personal health and fitness device. The company has
partnered with medical groups and universities to
assist in achieving that goal. The addition of cellular
connectivity, storage capacity, and on-board sensors have
brought capabilities beyond what even an iPhone has to
offer. What began as a wristwatch that happened to serve as
a proxy for iPhone notifications has evolved into the premier
wearable computing platform. Accessory makers are
recognizing the Apple Watch as more than just a way to keep
time. Here are some of the most noteworthy products that
take full advantage of the Apple Watch platform.
Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle
According to most health professionals,an average adult should drink roughly eightglasses of water a day. That’s easier said thandone, especially when most people don’tmonitor their fluid intake. While you can setreminders to drink water throughout the day,wouldn’t it be more convenient if your watchwould vibrate when it’s time to re-hydrate?
While the Apple Watch doesn’t come with abody fluid sensor just yet, Hidrate has created the next best thing with this smart waterbottle. When paired via Bluetooth, the Hidrateapp will ping your watch with reminders tosip from the water bottle throughout the day.
As a bonus, the app will keep track of where
you last left your smart bottle, so you don’t accidentally lose it
on the bus or at the gym. If your friends have Hidrate bottles
too, you can find them in the app and share hydration levels
within your group. Stay healthy and well-hydrated together!
One Drop Glucose Meter Starter Kit
During early testing of the Apple Watch, rumor had it thatApple CEO Tim Cook wore a prototype with built-in bloodglucose monitoring. Even if the rumors were true, it will besome time before Apple brings technology like that tomarket. For those who prefer not to wait, One Drop providesa complete blood glucose monitoring kit. It includes aBluetooth glucose meter, lancets, a lancing device, test strips,and a carrying case to help accurately measure your blood
4 APPLE WATCHGIZMOS TO UPYOUR GAMEBY MIKE RILEY