We anticipate that blood sugar monitoring will be available on the Apple Watch for a few generations now. The reason for this interest lies in the enormous importance of a capacity of this type which, without requiring more than light, I could to offer such important and vital information to many people. Now, we think we know a bit more about when this feature might arrive.
A technology still in development
The truth is, developing a blood sugar monitoring system that only uses light to work is a challenge. If the light, in addition, has to be positioned on the wrist and adapt to the size and design of an Apple Watch, the milestone is even greater. If in addition to all this we add that Apple will surely give this function the precision to be considered a reliable medical data, like the ECG, and therefore it will pass all necessary regulations of the competent bodies
We have seen changes in the development of this feature in the past, but these have been a bit vague. Now, thanks to certain documents sent to the SEC (US Securities and Markets Commission) by a British startup, we have much more tangible information.
Rockley Photonics is a company specializing in sports and health measures UK-based who wants to go public on the New York Stock Exchange, the Telegraph has learned. Among the documents required to receive approval for this procedure, we can read that Apple is one of the few major customers of the company.
A very important measure which, in our opinion, has been in development for a long time.
Rockley says only two large customers were responsible for 100% of the company’s revenue in 2020 and while we don’t know if Apple is the biggest customer or the second customer, those in Cupertino’s interest in the technology of the business is clear. According to the Rockley documents has a “supply and development” agreement with “the company”
Rockley CEO Andrew Rickman said the technology the company is developing will affect consumer products in 2022. The executive did not want to specify if Apple was involved in this technology.
While it is true that Rockley’s association with Apple does not necessarily have to mean the arrival of blood sugar monitoring on the Apple Watch, the history of the British company and the rumors of Apple’s interest in this technology allow us to draw conclusions. There are still days for the Apple Watch Series 8, surely as its launch nears, we’ll be able to find out more.