Apple has a long history of disrupting technology markets; going back to the original Mac, the iPod, iTunes Music, iPhone, iPad, even Apple Watch. What’s next?
Robots and home electronics are in the future, yes, but if I were required to hazard a guess as to the next disruptive revolution, I’ll go for health monitoring, as evidenced now in Apple Watch. What’s special about Watch that you don’t see in other timepieces or wearable technology gadgets?
Watch sits at a similar pivot point to iPhone’s first few years. Watch is a wearable with sensors that can track heart rate, location, distance traveled, time, and more. Watch of the future should be able to track blood pressure, blood oxygen, and blood sugar. Watch can be worn most of the day and thereby tracks an enormous amount of health-related information which can be used by each individual Watch owner, or their doctors and health care providers.
Makes sense. And we’ll know for sure in a couple of years.