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 - iOS 15 update expected compatibility for iPhones, iPads: Will iPhone 6S see the end of life?
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 - 2021 iPad Pro almost matches M1 MacBook Air in benchmark tests
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 - Flipkart Apple Days sale: iPhone 12, iPhone 11 and more iPhone models up from sale with discount
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.
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.