Non-invasive blood sugar monitoring in Apple Watch Series 8 unlikely and may remain elusive in Apple wearables for years to come
There have been plenty of rumors suggesting that the Apple Watch Series 8 could sport a non-invasive blood sugar monitor; however, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has scotched those rumors in his latest Power On newsletter. According to the journalist, it could be “later in the second half of the decade” before a glucose monitor becomes part of the Apple Watch toolkit. This would mean a wait of at least three years and possibly more likely five years or more.
It’s not just blood glucose monitoring that won’t be coming to the Apple Watch Series 8 either. The same source states that talk about a body temperature sensor has “slowed down recently” and a blood pressure monitor is “two to three years away”. Considering these details, it seems likely that the Apple Watch Series 8 will only be a minor upgrade from the previous iteration of the popular smartwatch range.
There is a chance that further improvements to the sleep quality tracker will make their way on board the Apple Watch Series 8, though. The Apple Watch Series 7 already offers sleep tracking, along with a mindfulness tool and blood oxygen level sensor, but it has been reported that a future sleep monitor utility could also record patterns and alert the user in regard to sleep apnea (pauses in breathing during sleep).