September 29, 2014
Süddeutsche – The watch that wants to know all
Press Review: Süddeutsche newspaper – Apple Watch news article 11.09.2014
The watch that wants to know all
A summary of the Süddeutsche Zeitung article in English. The Süddeutsche Zeitung is the largest German national subscription daily newspaper. The article offers a good read about the new Apple smartwatch and dacadoo.
How Apple plans to be to the bunker for health data
Many of these Quantified-Self measurements are sent to fitness devices / bracelets such as “Jawbone” or “Fitbit”. But in order to make the information visible on the smartphone, developers have to write for each device special software. With Health Apple now provides an interface which is much easier to connect into,” says Manuel Heuer from Swiss company dacadoo. Apple would so become a “data silo”. Heuer observed that exactly, because his company has built an Internet-based platform on which users can input and share fitness data from different devices – a kind of Facebook for wellbeing and fitness. From metrics like the past dailysteps, the system calculates an individual “Health Score” of 1 to 1000. Heuer called the “personal own share price for health and fitness.”