Apple is ditching the health tracking functions of the Apple
Watch, which is going to start shipping in April.
Why? “They sorta had to,” said CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar.
“Because it’s not working.”
Apple touted a new health and fitness app when they first
announced the Apple Watch back in September. Since then it’s
remained a highlight of what to expect, and it was evidently still
a part of the plan when details of the watch leaked in January.
“They were going for some super groundbreaking and innovative
health tracking stuff,” said Bakalar. “Heartbeat tracking, stress
monitoring. In their testing it wasn’t filling that sort of void
that’s in the market for fitness apps right now.”