Leaked details emerge of the world’s newest fitness tool, the “iWatch”

While many diehard Apple fans are already camping outside of stores to get their hands on the soon to be announced iPhone 6, alleged leaks have emerged on Reddit of Apple’s hotly anticipated first wearable tech.

Dubbed the “iWatch” by fans, it is said to have a flexible multi-touch screen, a day long battery life, and will be waterproof for up to 20 metres. “Mass production is scheduled to start in January. This is the most complex and expensive product to manufacture to date,” stated the post.

The iWatch has captured the attention of fitness fanatics with its HealthKit Application. This App allows for its users to monitor their steps, calories burned, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, vitals and even their sleep patterns. With a stored database, the App allows for users to monitor their progress over the day, week, month or year.

“Having a company like Apple educating everyone on why this stuff matters can help the whole category become mainstream faster,” said Jason Jacobs, creator of similar health tracking App, RunKeeper.

However, the App has not been without its privacy concerns, especially in light of the recent celebrity nude leaks scandal. With many worried about the security of their personal health data, Apple have stated that there will not be any forceful integration in its social sharing function.

Full details of the product are to be revealed tomorrow during Apple’s press conference.

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Making NFC work for you

Near Field Communication (NFC) enables devices, including smartphones, to establish short-range wireless communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity. Here are five things that make this technology fun to use.

– In a hurry? Visa payWave is a great example of NFC in action. For transactions under $80, just wave your Visa payWave-enabled card in front of a Visa payWave reader and go – there’s no need for a signature or pin.

– Get smart with your smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S III, for example, enables file swapping such as movies, music and documents between devices using AllShare Play.

– With the right settings, NFC tags can make your life easier and used in creative and practical ways. NFC tags can be small stickers, which contain a small unpowered NFC chip which can be programmed to launch apps and perform certain actions including setting timers and turning on your computer remotely. The tag is powered when you hold your smartphone close to it.

– Remote control. Stick an NFC tag on the dashboard of your car and have it disable Wi-Fi, increase volume and enable Bluetooth.

– Need sleep? Place a tag near the phone dock by your bed and programme it to decrease brightness and disable sounds.

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