Apple Watch will have blood pressure and temperature measurement

Apple is working on the design of sensors for the Apple Watch to expand the fitness monitoring capabilities of this wearable, including measuring blood pressure, temperature and other functions.

The aforementioned new features could appear on the Apple Watch in 2022, along with other improvements to the heart rate monitoring and sleep monitoring systems. According to a source in the Wall Street Journal, most of these new features will not be available on the Apple Watch Series 7, which was scheduled to launch this month with the iPhone 13 but has been delayed.

In the future, Apple is also working on a mechanism that will allow the smartwatch to detect sleep apnea, provide medical guidance when blood oxygen levels are low, and possibly detect diabetes. At the same time, Apple also wants to design a system to monitor and warn high / low blood pressure, monitor fever, track when to conceive.

The Wall Street Journal reported that this news was extracted from internal Apple documents. However, the unnamed source also noted that end features are subject to change without notice.

Apple Watch will have more health monitoring features in the future, besides monitoring blood oxygen levels.

However, rumors about a range of health tracking features on the Apple Watch have been around for the past few years. In May, Apple even sent out a survey to ask users about diabetes and blood pressure issues. However, separate sources suggest that Apple is still struggling with the development of these new features.

In addition to the new features, Apple is said to be pressing the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to license the Apple Watch’s existing health-monitoring features.

These features include monitoring atrial fibrillation (a type of heart rhythm disorder) using the Apple Watch and providing an alert if blood oxygen levels drop to a low threshold. Currently, this feature still monitors blood oxygen levels without giving any warning.

There are currently no health monitoring sensors included in the Apple Watch Series 7. Apple’s latest smartwatch model is said to focus only on improving the new design and increasing performance.

Phuong Nguyen (According to Apple Insider)

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