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Apple to take another bite out of tech industry with new wearable device

Today’s (August 27) tech buzz is all about the secret Apple release of a new wearable device that insiders say will coordinate with the company’s HealthKit and HomeKit platforms that connect to smart appliances and light blubs.

The giant company is expected to make major announcement
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Re/code reported today that Apple will introduce a wearable device on September 9 alongside two next-generation iPhones. Such a device from Apple has been highly anticipated since the wearable market received newcomers from Samsung, LG, and Motorola.

Industry sources guessed that Apple would introduce its new gadget in October but it looks like it will either come a month sooner, or there will be another product released in October. Online tech sites reported that John Paczkowski, of All Things Digital, says that the coming device will certainly be equipped to make use of Apple’s HealthKit platform for its Health app, as well as HomeKit, which is a platform to connect devices to smart appliances and light bulbs.

If it’s true this is a wearable companion to HealthKit and HomeKit it will certainly be welcome double duty device for travelers who want to check what’s happening at home or make sure they’ve turned off the gas, people with medical problems and anyone who wants to stay healthy. It will be interesting to see how it compares to Google Glass or if at all.

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