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Apple Hires Fitness Expert Jay Blahnik to Work on iWatch

Well-known fitness consultant Jay Blahnik has joined Apple earlier this month likely to work on its wearable device 'iWatch' to turn it from combo to trio powered wrist device with added fitness tracking capabilities.

Aug 20 2013, 6:56am CDT | by

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Apple Hires Fitness Expert Jay Blahnik to Work on iWatch

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Apple wants its wearable device to be the best trio of smartphone, wrist watch and fitness tracker. Yes a fitness tracker. Why we can say this? It is confirmed by both 9to5Mac and AllThingsD that Apple has hired the world famous fitness expert and Nike’s FuelBand developer, Jay Blahnik earlier this month

It is not officially announced and no details of his job are revealed yet. But it seems that he has joined Apple's wearable team. He will likely work on Apple's upcoming iWatch. So folks, we can see an Apple band working as a smartphone, wrist device and fitness band at the same time. What else one could wish from a wrist device. 

No smart watch till now works as a fitness device too. But Apple is going to do that as Jay Blahnik's hiring clearly points towards it. It means that Apple is going to leave all other smart watch makers behind with trio of services offered by its iWatch. But it is then possible, if Cupertino will manage to launch it before anyone else could do same. Apple has refused to comment on the hiring and its reasons.


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Apple Hires Two Former Nike FuelBand Engineers, Possibly for iWatch Team

Source: Mac Rumors

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Earlier this year, Nike significantly downsized its FuelBand team, firing several members of the 80-person team that worked to create its well-known fitness tracker as part of a shift from hardware to software. Apple snapped up two of the former FuelBand team members in June, Ryan Bailey and Jon Gale. As noted by 9to5Mac, Bailey, who served as a Senior Test and Validation Engineer at Nike is now listed as a Mechanical Desig ...
Source: Mac Rumors  Full article at: Mac Rumors 1 day ago, 4:40pm CDT

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Could Apple's latest hire help iWatch become king of fitness wearables?

Source: TechRadar UK

Apple has made yet another key hire in the fitness wearable realm ahead of the rumoured iWatch launch this autumn.The Cupertino firm has acquired the services of Alex Hsieh, formerly of Atlas Wearables, who has experience of getting an independently-built, unique fitness tracker off the ground.Hsieh was chief software engineer for the Indigogo-funded Atlas tracker, which not only monitors basic metrics like speed, calories ...
Source: TechRadar UK   Full article at: TechRadar UK Jun 27 2014, 8:51am CDT

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Apple is courting pro athletes for testing iWatch fitness apps


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Apple iWatch rumors are beginning to crescendo with new bits of information leaking almost on a daily basis. Only yesterday we had Reuters claiming that the iWatch with a 2.5-inch display is going to production in July while WSJ chimed in with its own report that Apple is developing the iWatch with multiple designs and at least 1o sensors on it. Now 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple is working with professional athletes like LA Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and LA Kings right winger Dustin Bro ...
Source:   Full article at: Jun 21 2014, 4:53am CDT

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Apple said to team up with pro athletes to test iWatch fitness capabilities

Source: 9to5Mac

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Apple has teamed up with some of the sports world’s most notable professional athletes in order to test the upcoming “iWatch’s” fitness capabilities in intense training environments, according to a source with knowledge of the testing. This source says that Apple has invited athletes from the MLB, NHL, and NBA to its Cupertino-based campus on multiple occasions over the past several weeks to brief the players on the upcoming wearable device and provide an opportunity for testing ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac Jun 20 2014, 3:05pm CDT

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