File this under “rumors”; Apple’s upcoming iWatch may be unveiled in October, sporting a built-in blood glucose sensor and curved OLED screen. Other usual-for-these-kind-of-devices sensors will also come included, enabling calorie consumption, blood oxygen level and sleep activity tracking.
iWatch’s built-in blood glucose sensor could make all the difference in the world. Apple could quickly emerge as a leading smart watch maker.However, it’s the blood glucose sensor that could make all the difference, allowing diabetics to determine how much insulin they need to take without relying on any test strips.
The story at Nikkei.com says that Apple plans to ship 3-5 million iWatch units every month, which is an impressive goal that would propel the Cupertino-based company to the top spot in the wearables space.
iWatch aside, Apple has recently unveiled the HealthKit platform that will allow users to track all of their health data from a single location. The service connects to any number of existing wearable devices and fitness tracking apps to present users with useful, action-oriented information. The tech giant has also partnered with the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic to allow these institutions to get relevant data from an individual’s HealthKit profile.