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Apple introducing the iWatch in October?

The logo of Apple Inc. is seen outside the company's store at Covent Garden in London, U.K., on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. Apple Inc. is poised to sell as many as 4 million units of its new iPhone 4S this weekend as customers around the world clamor for one of the last products developed under Steve Jobs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/BloombergThe logo of Apple Inc. is seen outside the company's store at Covent Garden in London, U.K., on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. Apple Inc. is poised to sell as many as 4 million units of its new iPhone 4S this weekend as customers around the world clamor for one of the last products developed under Steve Jobs. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

On the heels of its developers conference this week, news has emerged that Apple will soon introduce a watch-like health monitor, people familiar with Apple’s plan told Nikkei.

The company plans to reveal the device, which went unnamed in a report by Re/code, at an event in October. Apple is expected to make use of HealthKit, a health and fitness information app that it announced at its conference this week.

Nikkei also reported that Apple will manufacture three million to five million units each month.

Apple watchers have speculated for quite some time about Apple’s plans for wearable electronics including a watch unofficially dubbed iWatch. The planned device is expected to track sleep, calories, blood glucose and blood oxygen levels. Users will also be able to use the device to read messages sent by their smartphones, according to the report

More details about the new device have yet to be released, although it will likely use an upgraded mobile operating system for smartphones and tablets.

Nikkei also said that Apple (AAPL) is pairing up with Nike (NKE) in order to combine their services, although its unclear in what capacity.

(Story was updated with new headline and additional information)