On Monday, The Globe and Mail’s staff reported that Apple is planning to launch a smart watch in 2018.
The device is described as a “cell phone with a digital display, a 3D-printed watch face, a small battery and the ability to track your heart rate.”
While the device won’t be available until 2020, The New York Times reported that the watch could arrive in the spring of 2021.
The Globe says that the device could have a “digital screen, a digital watch face and a small cell phone battery.”
The device would be marketed as a smart “smartwatch,” though it’s unclear if it would include a heart rate monitor or a heart-rate monitor and pedometer.
“We think it’s an awesome wearable device, but it’s going to be a new direction for Apple,” wrote Adam Johnson, an analyst at Forrester Research, in a research note.
“The first thing that comes to mind is a smart smartwatch that could track your sleep, track your daily workouts, and track your body temperature.”
AppleInsider has contacted Apple for comment and will update this post when we receive a response.