Apple Watch is in the works and it could come with a feature allowing the watch to monitor the user’s blood pressure, alcohol levels, and glucose levels. The Cupertino-based company has reportedly signed up a deal with a British electronics startup popular for designing sensors for monitoring blood using infrared light. The timeline for the launch of the speculated new Apple Watch isn’t known yet. To recall, Apple was reported to be working on a rugged variant as well. This model will be aimed at athletes and extreme sports enthusiasts.
Apple and Rockley Photonics working on the upcoming Apple Watch model
According to a report, a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing for a startup called Rockley Photonics has revealed that Apple to be one of its few large customers. It is possible that glucose and alcohol monitoring features might be launched in the upcoming Apple Watch model.
Rockley Photonics is renowned for designing sensors for monitoring wealth and wellness, which will include applications like blood measurements using infrared light. These sensors are capable of monitoring blood pressure as well as alcohol and glucose levels. The partnership between the startup (which is preparing to go public in New York) and Apple suggests that the iPhone manufacturer may introduce a blood sugar monitoring function in its upcoming products.
Apple is reportedly working on a new rugged variant branded the “Explorer Edition”, which could be added to the existing models at the tail end of this year or early 2022.
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