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Former Nike FuelBand Consultant Jay Blahnik Confirms Apple Hiring [Update: Confirmed by AllThingsD]

Fitness expert and Nike product consultant Jay Blahnik appears to have confirmed his hiring by Apple on Twitter (via 9to5Mac). While Blahnik has been a consultant to Apple on unspecified products in the past, it now seems that he may join the company full time, potentially working on Apple's highly-rumored iWatch.

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From a cached version of Blahnik’s personal website:
Jay has been a Nike Elite Athlete and Nike consultant for almost 20 years. He worked closely with Nike on the launch of Nike+Running, which has become the largest digital running community in the world. He was also the original creator and program developer of the Nike Training Club App, and the Nike Training Club in-gym program, which boasts over 6 million digital users. He is also a key expert and consultant for many of Nike's new Digital Sport initiatives that launched in 2012, including Nike+ Kinect Training and Nike+ FuelBand.
Last month, Apple notably hired new employees with an expertise in health sensors to work on the iWatch, including hiring personnel away from notable firms such as AccuVein and MediSensors. Apple has also been filing trademark applications on the iWatch name in a number of countries, and is reportedly looking toward a late 2014 launch for the product as it works to solve numerous technical challenges.

Update: AllThingsD confirms that Apple has hired Jay Blahnik and speculates that he will likely be working with the company's wearables team.

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16 months ago
Bob Mansfield's new personal trainer?
Rating: 13 Votes
16 months ago

Since it seems Apple is on the trend of GOLD lately, maybe the iWatch will look like this:

Image (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMTg4/z/1XgAAOxycERRjSzC/$T2eC16N,!)kE9s4Z-u)nBRjSzB0PLQ~~60_35.JPG?set_id=880000500F)


No, thank you.
Rating: 11 Votes
16 months ago
Since it seems Apple is on the trend of GOLD lately, maybe the iWatch will look like this:

Rating: 6 Votes
16 months ago
This EXACT article was on Apple Insider yesterday morning. Macrumors needs to step up their game!
Rating: 6 Votes
16 months ago
iWatch is now confirmed as a certainty.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago

*wonders why people want a smart watch when google glass will be here.


Maybe some people don't want to look like a complete tool.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
Interesting. It will be cool to see just what this rumored device is.

IMO, keeping time will be it's least discussed feature. :apple:

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Since it seems Apple is on the trend of GOLD lately, maybe the iWatch will look like this:

Image (http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMTg4/z/1XgAAOxycERRjSzC/$T2eC16N,!)kE9s4Z-u)nBRjSzB0PLQ~~60_35.JPG?set_id=880000500F)


No possible way Jony would allow a Black Leather Band. ;)
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago
So Apple are going to wait till Samsung can make them a screen for their new device?
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago

*wonders why people want a smart watch when google glass will be here.


Some people, like myself, still have some sense of decency and aren't willing to look like an idiotic nerdy £&ick.
Rating: 3 Votes
16 months ago

+ solar powered
+ radio controlled time


they also need a heart rate monitoring right on wrist, without a need to wear a horrible chest fail-strap.
Rating: 2 Votes

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