AppleInsider has spotted a new Apple patent that hints that US-based tech company Apple is presently working towards developing a system which will enable iPhones and other connected devices to detect when you’re working out. The patent has been dubbed as “Method and Apparatus for Automatically Adjusting the Operation of Notifications Based on Changes in a Physical Activity Level.”
In simpler terms, it can be said that your iPhone, iPod, iWatch etc will detect when you’re exercising and at that time it will automatically change some settings – such as switching on Do Not Disturb – in order to ensure you’re not distracted.
“Do Not Disturb” has a frequent mention in the patent application and this setup could feasibly be rolled out to a wider selection of modes, enabling you to automatically alter your iDevice during a gym session.
However, the system is required to distinguish between a proper workout and a short burst of activity, but it seems that the company is already far ahead in this. The filing states: “a short burst of activity – e.g., running to catch a bus – is not mistaken for the beginning of an exercise workout,”
This latest piece of information will raise curiosity that what are the other activities that Apple is likely to install in its future iDevices.