Samsung's next smartwatch could bring diabetes monitoring to your wrist

Samsung's next smartwatch could bring diabetes monitoring to your wrist

A report from Korean outlet ET News suggests that both Apple and Samsung are working to get blood sugar monitoring to their next smartwatch models. Before now, companies have failed to properly monitor blood glucose outside of traditional methods, because it's hard to accurately test blood sugar without breaking the skin. The company is committed to "ensure technical reliability and stability before commercialization". It will use a no-blood sampling method that detects the level of glucose in the blood using an optical sensor. The industry believes that the optical sensor from Apple can achieve continuous monitoring without the need for an implant.

Apple is also reportedly planning to introduce similar technology in its next watch, which will likely be released in the fall. Some people even discovered that Cook was testing a prototype sugar monitor connected to Apple Watch. However, there is no official information on the Apple Watch Series 7 as of now.

Samsung could unveil the feature in the Galaxy Watch 4 at an Unpacked event later this year; the company may also include the new sensor in the Galaxy Watch Active 3. From what we know, the name of the smartwatch which mainly measures blood sugar will be "Galaxy Watch 4".

The first rumor about the next Galaxy Watch is here. But in addition to not being very cheap, said kit is naturally much bulkier and hard to use than a tiny sensor built into the thing that you already wear on your wrist on a daily basis to keep an eye on other aspects of your health. Having said that, pulling off a glucometer in a smartwatch could be a tricky job.

It was exactly one year ago when Samsung Electronics together with the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have revealed a non-invasive method of monitoring glucose levels that utilizes Raman spectroscopy. The process uses lasers to identify chemical composition, and according to Samsung, it demonstrates the "highest prediction accuracies among non-invasive technologies".

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