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Future Apple Watch Will Reportedly Include Glucose Monitoring, Smart Bands

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According to a new report from BGR, Apple is planning major new health features for future versions of the Apple Watch.

Future Apple Watch models will reportedly include support for glucose monitoring, which will be non-invasive. Glucose levels are typically monitored by collecting blood, but that would be impractical on a wrist-worn device. However, Apple has been rumoured to be working on a solution that is non-invasive.

The report also notes that future Apple Watch models will support “smart bands,” which should expand features without requiring people to buy an entirely new device. BGR speculates that glucose monitoring could potentially be built into a smart band, which would allow Apple to get U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval without exposing new watch designs.

The company is expected to launch a “Series 3” Watch later this year. Apple has allegedly hired some 200 PhDs in the past year, hoping to improve the Watch’s health functions.

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  • Many99

    as someone with type 1 diabetes anything that can make life easier I welcome, another company pkvitality comoany hopes to release something similar by next year in the states.

  • Joe

    Many99 I am a Type 1 diabetic as well. Look into the Dexcom G5. That’s what I’m using and it works with my iPhone. A noninvasive solution would be great but all my doctors suggest that’s still a few years away. It takes nearly a year to get it approved.

  • Joe

    This PKvitality looks kind of interesting, but wouldn’t it be uncomfortable to wear at night? With my Dexcom it’s never an issue, plus I can wear an Apple Watch instead of their proprietary watch. Also, PKvitality uses “tiny needles,” so it’s not quite noninvasive.

  • Many99

    I wish I could, but it is not covered by Ontario works. I currently use animas vibe and once awhile my stomach area is full of red patches from the lumps that sometimes the Infusion site creates. If this rumor is true the Apple Watch would be a one time cost where as a continuous machine is like $300 a month and $600 every six months

  • Many99

    I’m assuming it would feel like a regular watch if you left on your wrist. Another good thing about pkvitality is the cost $150us for the watch the sensor $100us a month, right now I get covered for $100 strips a month if Ontario work gives the $100 and I make up the difference between the sensor and strips I’d be okay with arrangement like that

  • Joe

    I’m lucky enough to get 80% covered by insurance. Costs have gotten lower with the Dexcom G5. Shame that your work doesn’t cover it. Some insurance providers do. I had to get a letter of medical necessity and now Manulife covers it.

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