Tim Cook visited India for the launch of the first Apple store in the country at BKC, Mumbai. During his busy schedule, he met up with Indian Badminton players Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, and Parupalli Kashyap along with the coach Pullela Gopichand at the Mumbai Cricket Association's badminton court at the Bandra Kurla Complex.
The Apple CEO talked about how the Apple watch helps athletes to monitor their performances and training. The 62-year-old tweeted a photo of his interaction with the players on the court and captioned it by saying, “Great meeting Coach Gopichand and badminton champions Saina Nehwal, Srikanth Kidambi, Chirag Shetty, and Parupalli Kashyap, who have played a part in putting badminton on the map for India. We served, smashed, and talked about how Apple Watch helps them train.”
Tim Cook mentioned that the Apple watch is focused on three main factors: the move, stand, and exercise bar. He said in an interview with News18, “It went from there to heart rate and detecting AFib, and of course, notifications came early on as well. And so it has just expanded to cover the waterfront of people's needs.”
Saina Nehwal has praised the Apple smartwatch by stating that it helps her train and monitor her performance better. The former world no. 1 badminton singles player said, “After the watch has come out, it's very easy to check your pulse here and then be careful about the rallies you're doing. I would say it's the best watch (Apple Watch) in the world.”
Technology is getting more and more integrated with sports in recent times , Apple Watch being the prime example . It's because the sports analysis and sports data analytics have evolved greatly in the last decade with the advent of new software and technology. All of this has helped the athletes in becoming the best versions of themselves across sports and the technology is expected to continually improve in the coming years.