Apple “explored” a smart ring, glasses and AirPods with cameras

By Joe Rossignol

According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has considered developing several new wearable devices in recent years, including a smart ring for health and fitness, smart glasses, and updated AirPods with built-in cameras and additional sensors.

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Below we summarize what Gurman shared about these devices in his information Power On newsletter. today.

Smart Ring

Several years ago, Apple's industrial design team pitched the idea of ​​a “smart ring” focused on health and fitness features to company executives. According to Gurman, the company's medical staff. However, he said Apple is not currently actively developing a device that can be worn on fingers, so it is unclear whether it will ever be released.

Gurman said the ring could be a cheaper alternative to Apple . A watch that can sync health and fitness data with a paired iPhone. They will compete with products like the Oura Ring and Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Ring.

Smart Glasses

It has long been rumored that Apple eventually hopes to release advanced glasses AR based on the Vision Pro headset. Meanwhile, Gurman said the company is considering developing a “less ambitious” pair of smart glasses that could compete with devices like Meta's Ray-Ban Smart Glasses and Amazon's Echo Frames.

Apple has discussed ability to create glasses Gurman says it will serve as an “AirPods replacement” with built-in speakers, cameras, health sensors and artificial intelligence capabilities. According to him, the glasses are in the “technological research” stage in Apple's hardware development division, so it seems that their release is still a long way off.

AirPods with cameras

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