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Apple Watch Meets Salesforce Enterprise Apps
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User Rank: Apprentice
3/16/2015 | 5:08:46 AM
Apple Watch
I am really hoping a third party will come out with a wrist strap that adds some of the fitness sensors that apple left off of this. An onboard GPS, barometer/altimeter, body temp would be a great start with the ability to track sleep. Think a fit bit type device with its own battery that stays on at night while the watch charges. Of course it would wirelessly connect to the apple watch with its own app and really improve this as a fitness device, where it has really failed to deliver. Who wants to run 5 miles with their phone on them to get GPS?
Samantha Hamlin
Samantha Hamlin,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/13/2015 | 11:14:07 AM
What happens to security?
Personally, I think the Apple Watch has so much potential in the business world and around the office. My only concern is about security. MDM and EMM software solutions have adapted to Iphones and Ipads being used around the office but I'm not sure how they will adapt to new wearable technology. It's great that Salesforce has jumped on this bandwagon so fast but if there is no way to guaruntee security for business data- who is going to take the chance and access that information through an unprotected watch? There are many MDM and EMM software solutions that have been very succesful like Airwatch, Good Technology and Bushel ( But will they keep up with the growing wearable technology?
User Rank: Ninja
3/12/2015 | 11:34:57 PM
Re: Here's a peek at the Salesforce Wear Dev Pack for Apple Watch
I'm still not entirely sure that the Apple Watch is going to be something I could really use. I think a smartphone is enough for me. However, we all know how Apple is capable of creating products that no one ever knew that they needed, so its really hard to gague this right now. 
D. Henschen
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
3/12/2015 | 2:48:53 PM
Here's a peek at the Salesforce Wear Dev Pack for Apple Watch
If you visit the home page for the Salessforce Wear platform, you'll find more details on what you can develop using the Apple Watch Dev Pack, as well as a video on sample screens:

Salesforce Wear Apple Watch Dev Pack

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