Apple has recently unveiled its Apple Watch Series 7, and unlike previous rumors, the wearable didn’t bring a blood glucose sensor. Reports suggested that feature earlier this year, but apparently, Apple couldn’t make it ready for the seventh generation of its smartwatches. Some rumors say that this innovative, maybe revolutionary, technology is still a few years from a release. However, new rumors emerged today suggesting that Apple could find a way to bring it with its upcoming Apple Watch Series 8.
A new report from Digitimes, reveals that Apple and its suppliers have already begun working on short-wavelength infrared sensors – a commonly used sensor type for health devices. The suppliers in question are Ennostar and Taiwan Asia Semiconductor. The new sensor will likely be installed on the smartwatch’s back. It will allow the device to measure the sugar and glucose content in its wearer’s blood.
The report from Digitimes reveals that Apple and its suppliers have already begun working on short-wavelength infrared sensors – a commonly used sensor type for health devices. The suppliers of this new technology will be Ennostar and Taiwan Asia Semiconductor. The new sensor will likely be installed on the back of the smartwatch. It will allow the wearable to measure the sugar and glucose content in its wearer’s blood.
Apple Watch Series 8 to revolutionize the market with blood glucose monitoring
This is an innovative technology. After all, a common glucose reading method requires the user to get a small portion of blood in direct contact with the sensors. However, this is something that Apple can achieve and will put its wearable, once again, in the lead of health-innovative features. The company has innovated the segment with its Apple Watch Series 6. The wearable introduced bloody oxygen monitoring. The most recent Apple Watch Series 7 offers a plethora of health features. For instance, it has ECG, falls, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, and more features. Apple is adopting a health-companion strategy with its wearables, and the strategy is paying off.
The Apple Watch Series 8 can be a game-changer for diabetic patients and also for the wearable industry. We’re pretty sure that other companies will also try to follow. In fact, Samsung is reportedly developing its own take on this technology. For now, we need to wait and see which company will be the first to deliver a viable solution. Just like ECG, this feature will also probably depend on approval from many governments.