Salesforce has announced Salesforce for Apple Watch, designed "to bring the personal technology of wearables to the business user".
Salesforce for Apple Watch has three main components: the new Salesforce Analytics Cloud for Apple Watch, Salesforce1 for Apple Watch and Salesforce Wear Developer Pack for Apple Watch.
Analytics Cloud can leverage data from a wide range of sources—not just Salesforce—and features an intutive mobile interface.
Salesforce Analytics for Apple Watch lets the user explore data and insights and take action with dashboards and lenses. In addition, users will be able to query via Voice Search to surface a report, view a dashboard or find other information. The app is free with a paid license of Analytics Cloud and is expected to be generally available in April 2015.
Salesforce1 for Apple Watch delivers instant, personal notifications to salespeople, service agents, marketers and more, keeping them connected to the business priorities that matter most. For example, sales managers can receive a discount approval request and take action right from the watch. Customer service managers can receive alerts if a critical case is escalated or if call wait times are about to exceed thresholds. Digital marketers can be alerted when a marketing campaign surpasses a goal. And employees can receive updates on key topics they follow in their communities.
Salesforce1 for Apple Watch notifications are expected to be generally available in the third quarter of this year.