Soon, Apple Watch could help you track diabetes: Here's how
Over the years, the Apple Watch has evolved into an ideal, health-focused smartwatch. The device boasts of plenty of features, and now, a new report has indicated that it could soon get a major upgrade - glucose tracking. The capability has long been demanded by users and could prove critical in keeping a track of blood sugar levels. Here are the details.
Apple likely working on glucose tracking solution
While there have been rumors that Apple is exploring a non-invasive way to track glucose, most reports had claimed that the feature was still years away from showing up in an actual product. However, just recently, Kevin Sayer, the CEO of glucose tracking system producer Dexcom, teased that they may be partnering with Apple for bringing glucose monitoring on the Apple Watch.
Dexom's G6 system for Apple Watch
Speaking with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Sayer claimed that Dexom is planning to launch a bunch of upgrades for its G6 diabetes system, an FDA-approved glucose monitoring kit, in the coming months. The upgrades, he said, will include a direct-to-Apple Watch version of the system, which may allow for tracking on the Apple Watch. Now, this could come extremely handy for people suffering from diabetes.
However, many details still remain unknown
Sayer claimed "this tool is great for people with diabetes" but didn't say anything on how the upgraded G6 version would work with the Apple Watch. Either way, it could certainly make blood sugar reading much easier to access until Apple builds a native way to check sugar via Apple Watch. To note, over 70 million people suffer from diabetes in India.