A job posting leaves no room for doubt that Apple plans more health-related devices. The company seeks to hire a project manager to develop “Apple-branded Health Hardware products.”
The company doesn’t have anything like this now. It’s instead mostly concentrated on building wellness features into Apple Watch, iPhone and AirPods. And selling third-party health devices.
What Apple-branded Health Hardware products?
The summary of the job description doesn’t try to obfuscate what type of products are going to be developed. “The Health Hardware group is looking for an Engineering Project Manager (EPM) to lead the design and development of Apple-branded Health Hardware products,” said Apple.
There’s nothing in the description to hint at specific products, though. But these are likely to be in addition to features already built into iPhone, Apple Watch etc., rather than in place of them. These devices can already keep track of how much their users exercise. And monitor heart rhythm and blood oxygen levels. The 2021 Apple Watch could test blood sugar levels.
Apple ❤️ wellness
Just a quick look at the online Apple Store finds quite a few health-related offerings. There’s a blood-pressure cuff, a thermometer, a couple of scales. There’s even a toothbrush.
None of these are Apple branded, however. Even the Beddit Sleep Monitor, which is owned by Apple, doesn’t have the Mac-maker’s name on it.
That’s clearly going to change. And someone with 5+ years of engineering project management experience can help bring these to market working at Apple itself.
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