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Apple Watch 2 will feature more health sensors

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Apple Watch 2 will feature more health sensors

It’s only four days since the Apple Watch was officially unveiled. But already rumours are flying about the company’s plans for the second iteration of the smartwatch.

Sources close to Apple told Reuters that users can expect ‘richer features and additional health sensors’ in the follow–up to the new device.

The Apple Watch 2, however, is unlikely to see the light of day until at least the end of next year, with the debut effort not even due to hit shelves until early 2015.

The news comes after health professionals bemoaned the Apple Watch’s lack of advanced sensors for tracking detailed conditions.

Rumours had suggested Apple was going to include up to ten sensors, with data being used by doctors in medical situations.

"I was expecting there to be some true healthcare applications that would take it a step further beyond wellness," said Danielle Levas, IDC’s tech analyst.

The Apple Watch will cost $349 when it launches next year and comes with a series of fitness tracking tools built in. There is no word as yet on an exact release date or how much it will cost here in the UK.

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Reuters

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