Apple's iWatch said to come in 'Sports' and 'Designer' models

The unannounced and unconfirmed Apple iWatch is going to have two different models, according to a report made by PocketNow. The smartwatch will have a "Sports" variant, which is being tested by athletes such as Kobe Bryant, as well as a "Designer" model that is being tested by both Dustin Brown and Bubba Watson.

As expected, the devices will have different features and looks. The "Sports" edition will have a rectangular design and a rubber bracelet to secure the device on your wrist. Additionally, the "Designer" variant will have a more circular design as well as a metallic finish to give it that "premium" look and feel. Jaime Revira of PocketNow states that the watches are "hard to tell [...] apart from any other watch on the market."

Both models will have touch screens, and they will be water resistant. Also, each device will offer at least 8GB of storage which could be used for music or pictures. Although both models are very similar, the "Sports" model will offer addition sensors for blood pressure, heart rate, body temp, etc. In addition to this report, the iWatch is rumored to be announced later this year, and could offer different screen size options.

Source and image: PocketNow

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Why not an iRing or an iNecklace. iEarings could work too. The iChain. What about iBeltbuckle. Remember.. I thought of them.. so I want royalties.

Edited by Ashrak007, Jun 24 2014, 1:07am :

hmmm... I think that I need to buy more AAPL. This product release is going to make the stock at least jump a few point.

the ISheep are going to create a stampede for these things

I just keep thinking what if Apple was around in the earlier days... actually making watches and clocks... "Version 1.0 - Magical new feature, keeps time to the second in precise 1 second ticks"...

"Version 2.0 - Magical new feature, now with retina ticks, ticking now in half second intervals to keep even more precise timing!"

"Version 2S - Now the great new feature - Chimes!"

"Version 3 - Roman numeral support and on the hour Westminster chiming"

"Version 3S - Quarter and Half hour chiming added, it will change your life!"

Just like Apple.. a "low cost" version, and a super expensive "premium" version... I'll bet that sports model starts at $600 at least... That premium one will start at $899... Just wait and see.

I am looking forward to Android's line of watches. I use a HTC One and since switching from Apple iPhone 5, I have seen the "light" so-to-speak. The hype around Apple's brand image, is greater than the iPhone IMO.

I work at YMCA and currently wear a NordicTrack Sports watch that tells HR, min, max, etc, I am really excited to see what it will have to offer.

Wow! Really? This article is stating so many things as fact, when in fact its all rumours so far. Apple (or Kobe/Dustin/Bubba) have not said anything about it.

I'm guessing the sports version is probably like a fitbit with nike fuel display. If that is the case, it will sell. I know I'd want one. Not just for sports, but even for elderly folk with blood pressure issues etc. Just hope the design isn't shoddy, but with Apple it rarely is.

still_rookie said,
I'm guessing the sports version is probably like a fitbit with nike fuel display. If that is the case, it will sell. I know I'd want one. Not just for sports, but even for elderly folk with blood pressure issues etc. Just hope the design isn't shoddy, but with Apple it rarely is.

Im pretty sure the two designs offer the same functionalities. But then again thats all just rumours... Aaaaaaah!! Lol

"Also, each device will offer at least 8GB of storage which could be used for music or pictures". Where are they going to put the CCD?

Dot Matrix said,
Personally, I'm waiting for the iClock that I can wear around my neck.

I am afraid the first gen won't have a retina display.

JHBrown said,
Like any other watch. I have sport watches and "dress up/grown man" watches from the same maker.

This is Neowin.. by Apply supposedly offering choice and style it's spun as a bad thing because now somebody MUST buy 2 watches... it doesn't present any new problems watch wearers would face previously but since it's Apple it's bad.