Apple’s iWatch is so complex it needs physiologists to help finish it

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Apple is looking to hire physiologists who can “design and run user studies related to cardiovascular fitness & energy expenditure.” This job listing effectively confirms rumors that Apple’s iWatch will be laden with health-tracking sensors and features. The job listing, first spotted by 9to5Mac, calls for someone who has experience with “indirect calorimetry” and “exercise testing,” which suggests the iThing is now in the testing phase. Apple wants to run user studies to test various health factors, including “calories burned, metabolic rate, aerobic fitness level measurement/tracking.”

This job posting is the latest in a string of iWatch-related rumors. Earlier this week, 9to5Mac reported that Apple had hired sleep expert Roy J.E.M. Raymann from Philips Research to work on its iWatch. And last week, 9to5Mac reported that Apple was hoping to make health and tracking a main feature of iOS 8, in the form of an app called Healthbook, which would integrate with the iWatch.

The job listing also calls for someone who pays attention to detail, is organized, and can “carry projects through to completion.”

A screenshot of the listing is below:

Apple iWatch job listing for physiologist

Source:
9to5Mac
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