Apple Watch Missing Health Features
Given all the months of anticipation and endless hype, there’s a lot expected of the Apple Watch coming out in April. Like the iPhone before it, this wearable has been touted as the game changer in its field, a must-have device that will be light years ahead of anything else in its field. If the Apple Watch turns out to be too little, too late, it will be one of the few major disappointments in the storied history of Apple Inc.
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the version of the Apple Watch that hits stores in a few weeks will be missing a few key features that had originally been included when the device was being developed. It seems that several planned health features were dropped because of government regulations and being too complex to carry out properly.
The deleted features include sensors that were designed to track stress and blood pressure but were found to perform poorly when tested under various conditions. There was also the possibility that the information these sensors delivered to the owner of the watch could have been subject to government regulation, something that Apple prefers to avoid.
If the Apple Watch makes its debut minus features that appear on competing smartwatches, it could cause potential buyers to question why they’re paying premium prices for a device that doesn’t do much more than the less expensive models on the market.