Alphabet’s life sciences spinoff, Verily, has developed a health-tracking watch that will be used in observational and longitudinal health studies, the company said in a blog post today.
Appropriately named the Study Watch, the watch has a simple, sleek look and has “multiple physiological and environmental sensors, designed to measure relevant signals for studies spanning cardiovascular, movement disorders, and other areas,” Verily said. It has a low-power, e-paper-like display, and Verily claims that its battery life last a week. Wearers’ health data is encrypted on the device and processed in the cloud.
If you’d rather buy this than an Android Wear watch, you’re out of luck
Interestingly, many of the design decisions around the Study…