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Latest reports about the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 claims that the smartwatch will come with two major additional features.
From the reports, Apple will make an entirely new design for the upcoming smart watch. This rumour is backed up by a statement from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last September. Kuo reported that:
The Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to resemble the Apple Watch Series 4 and Apple Watch Series 5 form factor, with the “major selling point” of this year’s upgrade being the addition of blood oxygen sensing. Looking ahead to 2021, however, the analyst writes that he expects that a “significant form factor design change would come with new Apple Watch models in 2H21 at the earliest.”Ming-Chi Kuo
Just recently, renders of the new design of Apple Watch Series 7 surfaced online. These images were released by a reliable tipster, Jon Prosser. He claimed that these images are based on leaked real-world images and CAD files from a supply chain source.
Apple will redesign the Apple Watch Series 7 with a flat-edged design similar to the company’s other recent hardware updates like the 2021 iMac and upcoming MacBook Air. According to Prosser, the company might add a new green colour option, most likely the display size options might not change.
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Blood glucose monitoring technology is the second upgrade to be added to the Apple Watch Series 7. This will be the first smartwatch to possess such technology. Diabetics will find this useful as blood sugar level can easily be monitored from the smartwatch.
ETNews reports that non-invasive optical sensor will be used to make the blood sugar monitoring possible. Diabetics and weight watchers will find this feature useful. Non-invasive method does not require taking blood from a patient to test the blood glucose level, it is believed to be a skin-top continuous monitoring solution that does not require an implant. Unlike the normal way which requires a drop of blood from the patient into a blood sugar meter or using an implanted continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to measure the blood glucose.
Apple Watch Series 7 Blood Glucose Monitoring Technology
Apple has claimed patents around blood glucose monitoring. Currently, the company is “focusing on securing reliability and stability prior to commercialization of the technology.”
In May, it was revealed that Apple is the largest client of British electronics start-up Rockley Photonics. Rockley Photonics developed the non-invasive optical sensors for detecting multiple blood-related health metrics, including blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood alcohol levels.
The non-invasive optical sensor will give Apple watch the ability to detect changes in blood sugar. This makes impending health condition easily noticeable, also information got can help improve user’s diet. The ability to measure blood oxygen levels or take an ECG are some of the health-oriented upgrades Apple added in recent years.
The launch of Apple Watch Series 7 might be later this year. We should also expect improved swim-tracking capabilities as part of its upgrade. Features such as micro-LED displays like that off the 2021 iPad Pro and solid-state buttons with haptic feedback for the Apple Watch might not arrive this year.