For years, it has been suggested that Apple could be working on a way for the Apple Watch to measure the glucose levels of the wearer in a noninvasive manner. We have also heard talks about Apple possibly introducing a blood pressure sensor as well. While those features are still a possibility, we probably shouldn’t expect them anytime soon.
This is according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, where in his latest Power On newsletter, he claims that these are features that we probably shouldn’t expect anytime soon. According to Gurman, he says that he wouldn’t be surprised if glucose monitoring would only arrive in the second half of the decade, meaning that 2025 will be the earliest.
The same is also being said of the blood pressure monitor, where Gurman expects it to only arrive in the next 2-3 years at least. That being said, other companies such as Samsung have already introduced blood pressure monitoring with their latest smartwatches. However, the downside is that it will require users to constantly calibrate it with an actual blood pressure monitor, so perhaps Apple’s solution would not require that.
In any case, for those hoping to see these features in the Apple Watch Series 8, don’t hold your breath. If anything, the Series 8 will probably come with a brand new design but what other features we can expect remains to be seen.