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Apple Watch can soon measure blood pressure, blood glucose and alcohol level: Report

Apple Watch coming in the future could come with health features such as blood pressure, blood glucose and alcohol level. Current editions come with Spo2.

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A new report shows interesting revelations about future Apple Watch. The current edition of the Apple Watch comes with some health features such as Oxygen monitoring (SpO2) and heart tracking. The latest report now suggests more health features such as blood pressure, blood glucose and alcohol level could come to future Apple Watch. Also Read - Apple iPhone 14 Pro shipments could drop by 15-20 million this holiday season: Here's why

To recall, a patent that was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in February 2021 showed that Apple might be working on blood sugar readings, which means it could bring glucose level monitoring on Apple Watch in the future. Also Read - Apple rolls out new iPhone software update that you should immediately install

Apple Watch to get more health features

The patent titled “Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging In Dynamic Environments With Performance Enhancements using Ambient Sensors” has now got some credibility as UK health tech company Rockley Photonics confirmed that Apple has been its largest customer over the past two years. Rockley Photonics’ focus has been on tracking blood glucose levels. Also Read - Elon Musk may further delay Twitter's paid blue tick because he won't pay Apple

Reports coming from The Telegraph and Forbes suggests that Rockley Photonics has confirmed that Apple is its biggest customer in a recent SEC filing. This suggests that the tech giant is working to bring glucose level monitoring support to future Apple devices, most likely Apple Watch.

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We all know that Apple has already added heart-rate monitor and SpO2 monitor support in its watches. Existing Apple Watch 3, Apple Watch 6, among others come with heart-rate monitor and SpO2 monitor.

In addition to blood glucose, Rockley also focuses on tracking blood pressure and alcohol levels. It further suggests that we could see these health options come to future Apple Watches. However, this should be taken with a pinch of salt given the Cupertino tech giant hasn’t revealed any details related to the same.

  • Published Date: May 3, 2021 11:19 AM IST
  • Updated Date: May 3, 2021 11:45 AM IST
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