The iWatch rumors keep coming in. The latest story we’ve got comes from 9to5Mac, suggesting that Apple has reached out to a couple of famous athletes to test out its upcoming smart watch.
Early iWatch testers include LA Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant, LA Kings right winger Dustin Brown, and a few other star athletes, including a player from the Boston Red Sox.Among those contacted by the Cook & Co. are Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Kings right winger Dustin Brown, and a few other star athletes, including a player from the Boston Red Sox. Apparently Apple has invited these athletes to its Cupertino-based campus on multiple occasions over the past several weeks, and at one occasion Bryant was spotted meeting with the company’s design chief Jony Ive.
The goal, we guess, is to conduct real-world tests in professional conditioning environments, while also scoring some early endorsements and celebrities for marketing campaigns once the iWatch is finally announced.
Apple took longer than usual to enter this market, which at the moment is dominated by the likes of Samsung and Pebble. Google on its end has launched its Android Wear platform and has managed to corner few of the leading handset makers like Motorola, HTC and LG, to name the few.
The iWatch will reportedly sport a number of different sensors that should make it appealing both for fitness enthusiasts and folks who just want to keep track of their health. We expect to see it officially announced in October.