More signs that health and fitness will be at the forefront of the iWatch emerged today, after Apple posted a job notice for an exercise physiologist.
Apple has already signalled that quantified-self exercise functionality is a key part of its forthcoming foray into wearable tech with the hire of former Nike staff whose remit at the sport giant was working on the FuelBand.
It’s also thought that the M8 supplementary processor that appeared in the iPhone 5S and which tracks motion more accurately is bound for the iWatch to boost its sports credentials.
Today, the device’s fitness-focus looks even more nailed on after Apple Insider spotted a vacancy at Infinite Loop to work on exercise-related software features.
The notice specifies that the winning candidate will be required to “study the physiological effects of exercise on users”, with a remit to "design and run user studies related to cardiovascular fitness & energy expenditure, including calories burned, metabolic rate, aerobic fitness level measurement/tracking and other key physiological measurements”.
News of Apple’s machinations comes after reports last week that Apple is readying a new Healthbook app to debut with iOS 8.
According to sources, the app will track calories you've burned, tell you how many steps you’ve taken and calculate weight loss.