Sensors

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Black Belt, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Black Belt macrumors 6502a

    Black Belt

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    Here's hoping to the prompt addition of at least a blood glucose sensor. That would be extraordinary and actually very useful for health monitoring for anyone.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Blood Glucose testing requires a blood test which is invasive. Testing in a noninvasive way would require a new technology (GoogleX is working on a contact lens test that may be available in a couple of years) and LOTS of FDA scrutiny and years of tests. There is 0% chance of this happening.
     
  3. jason.siegel macrumors 6502

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    At this point, the only systems being added to popular wearables are those desired by the vast majority of purchasers, and those one might want to often share. I doubt blood glucose would be added to any major wearable, because it is neither.
     
  4. Black Belt thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Black Belt

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    There are patches and perspiration sensors that can determine glucose levels, Tim Ferriss is involved with one of the companies. Blood Glucose is an extremely useful data point for health & weight management.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    I fell sure Apple is R&Ding this and very much wants glucose measurements (and who wouldn't). However it will probably be about gen 3 before it's implemented.
     

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