Google remains on its constant track of improvement by releasing something completely new and revolutionary, unrelated to the world of internet and technology. Google Wristband is a wristwatch device that can track your pulse, heart rate, activity level and skin temperature.
The new tracker is intended solely for medical use, so Google wristband will help you monitor your health better than Android Wear does. Its functions are specialized and its capacities are exclusively addressed to the health realm.
Google is getting a little socially responsible with this new design that allows monitoring of patients away from controlled hospital environments. By simply wearing the device and going on with the daily routine of life, patients will return critical info to their physicians without needing to pay that unpleasant visit to the doctor.
This is the first gadget that allows doctors, researchers and drugmakers track patients’ vital signs outside of a medical lab. Creating the device has however been challenging, as high accuracy was needed and richness in data analysis. The experimental device is developed within the company’s Google X research division and apart from the above mentioned metrics, it also measures environmental information such as light exposure and noise levels. It seems that for the time being this device won’t be marketed as a consumer gadget, it will be addressed to limited public for accurate testing and analysis.
Even if the device is not addressed to the large public but rather to the medical personnel who can use it for a limited and needful number of patients, it’s the same story we’ve heard in regards to the Google Glasses as well. The market requests will design the future of Google Wristband, in spite of the early declarations from Google officials, who intend to leave it for the niches.
It is peculiar how Google tries to infiltrate in all kinds of areas, unrelated to the software niches of public it tries to reach. We will see if the device will benefit from general success or if it will prove to be another bluff coming from Google.
In terms of design, Google Wristband is highly similar to the Apple Watch, which makes it highly suitable for commercial purposes.
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