Most significantly, the watch can now directly communicate with other devices without iPhone serving as an intermediary.
The app now enables Humana members to get reminders to refill prescriptions and track their prescription orders with a few taps on their wrist.
Based on Smartmedical's vocal emotion recognition technology, the app identifies and tracks users' emotions by analyzing multiple vocal properties.
The application would enable doctors to receive alerts, such as test results, on their wrists and, presumingly, be able to respond accordingly.
Pending FDA's 510k clearance, the device provides caregivers the opportunity to take a more active role in helping their loved ones engage in their own care.
A patent application suggests Apple wants to turn its smartwatch into a full-fledged medical device, which could automatically send out an alert when needed.
Amgen, DaVita HealthCare Partners, Lockton, and life insurer John Hancock offer innovative wellness program that allows members to earn Apple's smartwatch.
The research firm estimates that Apple took two-thirds of the smartwatch market; Samsung was second, Pebble - third, while Huawei took the fourth position.
In sharp contrast, Android Wear shipments comprised less than 10% of sales for the year; consumers are having hard time imagining use cases for smartwatches.
An Apple Watch app called emPower will enable users to answer multiple-choice questions about their mood, symptoms, possible treatment side effects and more.