From Fashion To Fitness: The Experts Behind Appleā€™s Wearable Future

Apple looking to hire exercise physiologist, may point to fitness-tracking ‘iWatch’

Lynch has vast experience in software design, engineering, and management, making him a seasoned leader likely capable of guiding the software for future Apple devices. It is highly likely that he is working closely with Apples iOS engineering team (led by Craig Federighi) and interface design teams (led by Greg Christie and Jony Ive). Achim Pantfoerder: (Engineering Manager): Pantfoerders name is certainly not as known as some of the aforementioned Apple employees, but his experience in wireless technologies and management are likely critical in the development of wearable devices.Pantfoerders involvement in the iWatch project was first reported by Bloomberg. Fitness: Indicating that Apples future wearable technologies will go head-to-head with the likes of offerings from Nike and Fitbit, Apple has hired a few world experts in fitness and behavior-tracking technologies. Jay Blahnik: Jay Blahnik is a world renown fitness expert who previously worked at Nike on the Fuel Band and several other fitness-oriented companies.
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The winning candidate will “design and run user studies related to cardiovascular fitness & energy expenditure, including calories burned, metabolic rate, aerobic fitness level measurement/tracking and other key physiological measurements,” the posting reads. Interested applicants need a broad understanding of tools used to monitor and measure physiological data, as well as experience with indirect calorimetry to measure how much energy people expend while exercising. While Apple is known to offer p90X3 workout extensive health benefits to its employees including on-site workout facilities and personal training options the new position will be focused on running studies that will be used to develop new products, according to the posting. That matches up with speculation that the still-unannounced iWatch will be centered around biometrics and fitness tracking.
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