The next Apple Watch will miss out on a blood pressure sensor, but future generations will be capable of monitoring blood sugar and blood pressure levels
Earlier this week, reports emerged that quality issues had delayed the Watch Series 7, Apple's next set of smartwatches. However, the Watch Series 7 could miss out on a feature that has been rumoured for a while.
According to Mark Gurman, there is 'no chance' that the Apple Watch Series 7 will feature a blood pressure sensor, contrary to Nikkei Asia's point of view. As it stands, the Apple Watch Series 7 appears to offer hardly new health-related features compared to the Watch Series 6. By contrast, the Galaxy Watch4 series can already measure blood pressure and body composition, with some software-related caveats.
However, The Wall Street Journal asserts that Apple will set up in this regard from next year. Apparently, Apple is developing a way to measure body temperature to aid fertility planning, and is revising how its smartwatches monitor irregular heartbeats.
Blood pressure monitoring is on the way too, as is the option of tracking sleep disorders via a SpO2 sensor. Similarly, Apple hopes to integrate a blood glucose sensor in future Watch Series devices, but this could be a few years away from being commercially viable.