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Apple Patents Smart Earbuds to Track Steps and Detect Head Gestures

18
Feb
2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly expressed his interest in Nikes Fuelband fitness tracker, but the Cupertino, Calif.-based company could be experimenting with a different approach for its own health-focused device. A newly published Apple patent application describes a set of earbuds that can measure your heart rate, how many steps youve taken, your perspiration and other types of physical data. Apple describes a few different ways in which this technology could be implemented.

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