'No Chance' of blood pressure sensor for 'Apple Watch Series 7'

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Following renewed rumors of a blood pressure sensor in the forthcoming "Apple Watch Series 7," Mark Gurman says there is "no chance" that the feature will debut in the fall.

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The new "Apple Watch Series 7" is reportedly seeing delays in manufacturer because of its complex new design. Rumors about the device's new features included one that it would add a blood pressure sensor, but those are now being denied by other sources.

no chance

-- Mark Gurman (@markgurman)


Apple added blood oxygen tracking in the Apple Watch Series 6, and has previously applied for patents regarding blood pressure sensors, including ones using a kind of Watch band.

As yet, Apple has not announced a launch date for the expected "Apple Watch Series 7," although it is expected to be launched in September. Apple has, however, release beta versions of the forthcoming watchOS 8.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    A blood pressure sensor would be a guaranteed buy from me. Also, if they could make the battery last 24 hours instead of the current 16 hours (that's what I'm getting) then that would probably mean a buy from me, so I could wear it when I'm asleep in addition to when I'm awake.
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  • Reply 2 of 5
    MorkMork Posts: 20member
    I can’t see how Apple could incorporate a useful BPM without some way of manipulating the vessels. A band that pressurised the wrist would use a significant amount of power to accurately measure systolic and diastolic levels. 



    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3639494/

    A non invasive blood sugar level monitor would be a winner.

    Maybe Apple will announce a ‘quadcorder’ this month as a part of its hardware reveal. I’ll ask my friend ‘Bones’ McCoy……
  • Reply 3 of 5
    A blood pressure sensor would be a guaranteed buy from me. Also, if they could make the battery last 24 hours instead of the current 16 hours (that's what I'm getting) then that would probably mean a buy from me, so I could wear it when I'm asleep in addition to when I'm awake.
    I get 40-50 hours between 90 minute charges on my WATCH Series 6.
    patchythepirateStrangeDays
  • Reply 4 of 5

    I get 40-50 hours between 90 minute charges on my WATCH Series 6.
    That's the #1 reason I'm looking to upgrade my AW 4. It's still a great device but the battery life has been an issue the last few months (especially w/ watchOS 7.6). I barely get a daytime in (10 hours) w/o some recharging. 
  • Reply 5 of 5
    pairof9 said:

    I get 40-50 hours between 90 minute charges on my WATCH Series 6.
    That's the #1 reason I'm looking to upgrade my AW 4. It's still a great device but the battery life has been an issue the last few months (especially w/ watchOS 7.6). I barely get a daytime in (10 hours) w/o some recharging. 

    There has to be something wrong with your watch.  My S4  was unplugged at 7:15 this morning and now at almost 6:00 I have 69% left.  

    StrangeDays
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