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Don't Wait for Blood Glucose Monitoring

Don't Wait for Blood Glucose Monitoring

In late January we heard Apple and Samsung are working on blood glucose monitoring for upcoming smartwatches. While it's likely in the works, we probably won't see it launch this year.

According to ETNews, the Apple Watch 7 will feature blood glucose monitoring by way of a non-invasive optical sensor. 

In a bit of a twist, Apple sent out a survey to Apple Watch users asking for feedback about how they use their watch. 

The survey poses a number of questions including inquiries about apps installed to track eating habits, medications, and blood glucose levels. 

Apple's long been interested in releasing a device with these capabilities, but don't be surprised if it arrives in 2022 or later.

According to a report from The Telegraph, future Apple Watches could measure blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels. Unfortunately, the tech may not be ready until next year.

Nikkei Asia recently published a report claiming the Apple Watch 7 would have a blood pressure sensor on board, but Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has put that rumor to rest

 A Bloomberg report also says the "blood-sugar sensor, which would help diabetics monitor their glucose levels, is unlikely to be ready for commercial launch for several more years."

If an Apple Watch that's able to monitor blood sugar levels is something you'd be interested in, hope is on the horizon. It just looks like you'll have to wait beyond 2021. 

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