Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Apple Watch Is Scaling Back Its Health Features

The decision may have been made to avoid regulation by the FDA, according to BuzzFeed.

"Advanced biotracking sensors would have made the Apple Watch less of a multipurpose consumer device and more of a medical device used to diagnose diseases or track chronic conditions — which could have opened the watch up to regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

'I don’t think Apple wants to be a health-monitoring device maker,' said Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research at Parks Associates. 'They do want to leverage their popularity on the iPhone as a device platform, integrating all health data that can be collected for different devices.'" 

From the article "The Apple Watch Is Scaling Back Its Health Features" by Ian Servantes.

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