inkling wrote: »
Apple's watch far more than I need. I'd love to see Apple or someone make:
2. A waterproof wrist or ankle device that'd vibrate on rings. In parts of my house I can't hear my iPhone.
Very, very funny. But these aren't tracking bracelets. They'd let people in public spaces or business meetings get silently signaled if a call comes in without leaving their iPhone out on a table where it could be stolen or, even worse, constantly look at their Apple Phone like they are bored.
I'd particularly like to see iOS initiate a signaling scheme, where the particular vibration signals the source. Someone in an important meeting who is expecting an important call from their spouse wouldn't have to be constantly checking their iPhone or Apple Watch. They would be a vibration felt only by them that would signal when that critical call or message came.
The jokes on this thread are so funny, and you can imagine the designers laughing so hard about these and others, that they can't even get the project started.
Jony how's it going?
Every time we try it we break into such uncontrollable laughter we can't continue.
dick applebaum wrote: »
I guess we can expect something in a suppository format :\
solipsismy wrote: »
Your'e joking, but I can see the next step over wearables being implantables (not unlike how a pet might be microchipped today) and ingestibles (a pill you swallow every day).
Imagine your handset or wrist-worn device talking to one or more implantables that will monitor glucose, blood flow to different parts of the body, oxygen saturation, etc. This will give you a level of detail that simply can't be done with a phone or a single device on one wrist. One thing I experience — which is common — is at a certain point while sleeping (usually about 70% through my typical sleep cycle I'd estimate) my body temperature changes and my feet get cold. I end up waking up and have to get back to sleep. This is not efficient. If I had sub-dermal implants in a few places that could send data to a device connected to my bed I could have the temperature change adjusted and even predicted over time, not unlike learning thermostats, like Nest. These could also look for more than just inconveniences and inefficiencies, but major health concerns where anonymous data could be uploaded and analyzed on a scale of hundreds of millions to billions.
Imagine a ingestible that you pull out of a pill box that you then put on small concave puke that will then link to your device(s), get a system check for proper activity and power (which can be charged up) which you then swallow for that day. It then monitors you from inside. These devices could then send info once it's securely requested from your sub-dermal implants, smartphone, or other wearables. I'd like to know if my nutrition is deficient in certain ways, like not enough B vitamin, without a blood test, or if there are signs that I might be at risk for diabetes. Perhaps it could get so advanced that it could suggest a very specific caloric, mineral, and vitamin intake for a given day or give time during that day to help increase your efficiency based on parameters you've set.
This week (I increase it by 10 calories each week), my Apple Watch Move goal is 560 active calories for the day, but that's woefully incomplete for really getting to know what is best for me on a given day.
gatorguy wrote: »
In the works but it still some time away. I would not be surprised to read Apple is doing something along the same lines.