For years, it has been rumored that Apple has been trying to come up with a way to introduce a painless and bloodless method of blood sugar monitoring in the Apple Watch. It turns out that maybe this could be that year, or at least that’s what a report from Korea’s ETNews is claiming.
The report is claiming that both Apple and Samsung are set to introduce new smartwatches in 2021 that have the ability to monitor blood sugar levels in a noninvasive manner. For those unfamiliar with the process, blood sugar monitoring usually involves the pricking of one’s finger to draw a sample of blood, which can then be read by a device.
This is critical for patients with diabetes who need to ensure that their blood sugar levels don’t get too high or too low. By creating a noninvasive way of monitoring, it could be useful as it is more efficient since monitoring can be done throughout the day without the user having to bring a blood sugar monitoring kit around, which might not be very convenient or sanitary.
What’s interesting is that earlier this month during CES, we came across a device by a Japanese company that claims to be capable of doing just that. We’re not sure if Apple or Samsung will be using this company’s tech or if either company has come up with their own solution, but either way, we recommend that you treat this report with a healthy dose of skepticism for now.