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Apple iWatch, due this year, should last five days without a charge

The iWatch is set to arrive this year – and could even be more profitable than the rumoured Apple Television

The Apple iWatch is fast becoming one of the most anticipated gadgets of the year – right behind the rumouerd Apple Television. But until recently it’s been little more than rumour. Now a Bloomberg report predicts the iWatch will make more money for Apple than the Apple Television.

According to Bloomberg, Apple has over 100 designers working on the wristwatch with features that include making calls, identifying callers, and checking maps. Plus a built-in pedometer and heart rate monitor could make it a personal health assistant. The goal is for a four to five day battery life but apparently prototypes are only managing two right now. Let’s hope they can fix that without bulking up.

With 79 Apple patents featuring the word ‘wrist’ it’s expected to land later this year with iOS style software. With Google unleashing Project Glass later this year, it’s set to be a battle royale over wearable tech – but which side will you be backing? Let us know on Twitter.

[via Bloomberg] [image: myvouchercodes]

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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