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Don't Wait for Blood Glucose Monitoring

Don't Wait for Blood Glucose Monitoring

Last year we heard that 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 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 at this point there's no chance the feature debuts this year.

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.

 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."

In a more recent report, 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 ways out. 

Gurman has followed this up in a new report and he says that while new health features will debut later this year, blood monitoring tools probably won't be ready until 2024 or 2025.

If an Apple Watch that's able to monitor blood sugar levels is something you'd be interested in, hope is on the horizon. Unfortunately, it looks like you'll have to wait longer than this fall. 

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