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Apple iWatch to feature UV light exposure sensor according says rumor

New iWatch rumor suggests a UV sensor from Silicon Labs will find its way inside the Apple wearable when it launches later this year.

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Shane McGlaun
Published Tue, Apr 8 2014 12:06 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The rumors about the Apple iWatch will never end until the product launches. Even then, the rumors will only transition to what the next version of the device will have. A new iWatch rumor is making the rounds that claims the iWatch might have a UV light exposure sensor. That would allow the iWatch to monitor for risk of sunburn.

Apple iWatch to feature UV light exposure sensor according says rumor | TweakTown.com

The rumor suggests that the sensor would come from Silicon Labs. That company announced an interesting sensor with a host of functions earlier this year. Other than monitoring UV light exposure the chip can also track heart rate, pulse, blood oximetry, and supports proximity and gesture control with infrared and ambient light methods.

Despite being packed with features this chip is surprisingly small at 2mm square. Rumors continue to suggest that the iWatch will ship later this year with as many as 10 million units selling in 2014. A rumor in February suggested that the iWatch would feature solar, induction, and motion charging.

NEWS SOURCE:appleinsider.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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