- Apple has been granted a patent for a new way of measuring the fluid balance in humans.
- The sensor could be used in the Apple Watch Series 7.
- Sports enthusiasts in particular can look forward to new insights.
Together with the iPhone 13-Generation we expect the release of the Apple Watch 7 in autumn 2021. Details on the equipment are few and far between. Often the talk is of new sensors. The recently published patent entitled “Hydration measurement with a watch” could provide an outlook on this.
Laut dem Blog Patently Apple the patent describes a new, non-invasive method for determining the fluid balance. Conventional methods of determining this are “generally invasive, expensive and unreliable”, according to Apple.
According to the patent description, the measurement with the Apple principle takes place via electrodes on the back of the Apple Watch, by analyzing the sweat.
What is all this for?
Apple expects the data collected via the sensor to provide better insights into the athletic performance and general health of the watch wearer. The Apple Watch could also warn of impending dehydration or the ingestion of too much fluid.
Note: A patent that has been submitted and approved by the authorities does not always lead to implementation in commercial products. Whether the sensor will be installed in the Apple Watch Series 7, in the successor or at all cannot be predicted with certainty. What we’re all about die Apple Watch 7 wissen, you can find out in the linked review article.