Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

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Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

Will the iPhone 5S replace all other fitness trackers?

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Smartphones — and the iPhone in particular — are the Swiss Army knives of tech. With each new version, they absorb more and more functionality from “dedicated” devices — everything from point-and-shoot cameras, camcorders, portable gaming systems, dedicated GPS devices, e-book readers, and PDAs, just to name a few. And now, with the introduction of the iPhone 5S, another product category may well be on the chopping block: health trackers.

What’s sobering for makers of products like the Fitbit Flex or Jawbone Up is a tiny chip in the new iPhone called the M7 “motion coprocessor.”. (That’s separate and distinct from the iPhone 5S’ main CPU, the 64-bit A7 chip.) The M7 is designed to track your movement and automatically figure out whether you’re sitting on the c… [Read more]

Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?


Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

 

Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

 

Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

 

Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

 

Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

Should fitness gadget makers fear the iPhone 5S?

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