3 Reasons to Wait for Apple Watch 9 & 5 Reasons Not To
Don't Wait for Blood Glucose Monitoring
We've heard that Apple's working on blood glucose monitoring for upcoming smartwatches. While it's likely in the works, we probably won't see it launch on board the Apple Watch 9.
Apple's long been interested in releasing a device with these capabilities, but as of right now we're probably looking at a launch in 2024 or 2025.
According to Korean outlet ETNews, the Apple Watch will feature blood glucose monitoring by way of a non-invasive optical sensor.
According to a report from The Telegraph, future Apple Watches could measure blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels. Unfortunately, the tech isn't ready for primetime yet.
A Bloomberg report states that "blood-sugar sensor, which would help diabetics monitor their glucose levels, is unlikely to be ready for commercial launch for several more years."
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman outlines three health features Apple's working on: glucose and blood sugar monitoring, ability to take blood pressure, and the ability to measure body temperature. According to Gurman, all of these are a long way out.
According to Gurman, the feature is currently in a "proof-of-concept" stage which means a release to the general public is still years away.
Gurman has followed this up in a new report and he says blood monitoring tools probably won't be ready until 2024 or 2025.
In his Power On newsletter, Gurman now says the feature could take "another three to seven years at least." In other words, the exact timing is very much up in the air.