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iWatch Features: A Wish List – Vanessa Tai

"Wow, the iWatch is a total game changer!"

“Wow, the iWatch is a total game changer!”

Rumours of Apple launching an iWatch have been spreading like wildfire, and it seems like these rumours aren’t unfounded. According to legit news sources like Forbes and CNET, Apple has been going on a trademarking spree with the term “iWatch,” leaving speculators to conclude this gadget is likely to be launched within the next year.

I know what you’re thinking … who still wears wristwatches these days? The only people I know who still wear watches are either into sports or are collectors of luxury timepieces. Then again, the iPad had its detractors too, and look where it is now. So what sort of features would make the iWatch as ubiquitous as its smartphone and tablet counterparts? Here’s a personal wish list:

1. Appointment Scheduler
Yes, I know I can do this with the Calendar app on my iPhone or iPad, but what I have in mind is a program where I can record my appointments with a single spoken sentence. Plus, the program will give me a daily rundown of scheduled appointments so I don’t ever double-book or worse, forget an appointment.

2. One Ticket Fits All
Movie tickets? Concert tickets? Boarding passes? Who needs all that when you’ve got your iWatch? Here’s how it works: buy your tickets online, and your purchase information will be stored in your iWatch. Just flash your watch and enjoy your movie/concert/trip!

3. Information on the Go
This is kind of like a combination of Google and Shazam (the app that recognises music playing around you.) Say you’re on a camping trip and you chance upon an unfamiliar plant … wave your watch over it and ta-dah, you find out it’s a Dionaea muscipula (commonly known as the venus flytrap.) Or you’re meeting somebody whose name you can’t seem to place. Discreetly wave your watch over them and watch their LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media profiles flash across your iWatch screen.

And since we’re dreaming, we might as well dream big, right?

4. Time Travel
C’mon, it’s 2014. Somebody should have come up with the technology by now!

What are some of the features you hope the iWatch will have? Tell us in the Comments section below!

About The Author: Vanessa Tai is a founder of Material World who has previously worked on magazines Simply Her and Cosmopolitan Singapore. Now a freelance writer and a full-time contributor to this website, the 26-year-old dreams of attending every single major music festival before she turns 30. She yearns for time travel so that she can fulfill a lifelong dream of walking among dinosaurs. Follow her on Twitter @VannTaiTweets.

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