|The blood glucose sensor is appearing on the next Apple Watch. | Source: Unsplash / Saul Flores|
Apple is said to be developing components for the blood glucose sensor to install on the Apple Watch Series 8.
After a disappointing release of the Apple Watch Series 7 in September, a new report held by our colleagues at Digitimes provides more precision on the Apple Watch Series 8. According to this report, Apple is developing components for the proper functioning of the sensor. blood sugar, but will it be available for the future connected watch of the firm?
A HEALTH-FOCUSED APPLE WATCH SERIES 8 PLUS
This Apple Watch Series 7 announced during the California Streaming by the Cupertino company does not bring, or very little new. The only new features are especially in the design of the connected watch with a larger panel and the speaker output. Beyond that, nothing changes on the side of the technical characteristics.
Rumors of an Apple Watch Series 7 with sharper, square edges had hyped the internet, but Apple cut the grass under our feet. In addition to this new design, the company’s current smartwatch should have been fitted with a blood glucose sensor to provide more health-related features, but that dream did not come true.
Apple hopes, perhaps, to catch up and make the changes expected by users, namely a blood glucose sensor and above all, a new design. In any case, this seems to be confirmed in particular for the blood glucose sensor.
A report – unfortunately paying – from our colleagues at Digitimes shows that Apple has already asked its suppliers for the components necessary to develop this new sensor. For its part, the Wall Street Journal reports that the addition of a blood glucose sensor on the Apple Watch Series 8 is an ambitious project, especially since this type of analysis is quite invasive.
TURNING AN INVASIVE PRACTICE INTO A NON-INVASIVE PRACTICE
Indeed, the analysis of blood sugar is done using a device called a glucometer or blood glucose meter. With a small needle and a blood sample on a tab, the device will be able to analyze this molecule. This invasive method is simply not possible with a smartwatch.
So Apple is going to have to find a way to test a user’s blood sugar levels without all of these steps. Perhaps the sensor can analyze this rate using the sweat of even a tiny body. But this will allow a non-invasive technique to be used.
While waiting to have more information about this sensor, we hope to come across this new design so much hoped for during the presentation of the Apple Watch Series 8 in the fall of 2022.