Samsung developing non-invasive blood sugar monitors for Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Ring to take on Apple Watch


Samsung is reportedly working on developing new health features for its wearable devices as the South Korean tech giant competes with Apple and Google who are also building wearable devices with features for health-conscious users. We do. A company executive has reportedly confirmed that the company is developing non-invasive blood glucose monitoring while improving blood pressure tracking. According to previous reports, these are features that are also being developed by rival Apple. Samsung recently teased a new wearable device – the Galaxy Ring – and a future model could be equipped with these features.

Samsung Chief Medical Officer Hon Pak told Bloomberg that the company is working on adding support for monitoring glucose levels and tracking blood pressure to its wearable devices. “If we can do continuous blood pressure and glucose, we are in a completely different situation. […] I think that's where everyone is trying to get to. We are making significant investments in that direction,” the executive said in the interview.

Most blood glucose monitoring devices today require a puncture in the skin to draw blood. However, companies like Apple and Samsung are working on technology that will allow users to track their blood sugar levels in a non-invasive manner. Samsung is also working on improving blood pressure tracking on its smartwatches, which must be frequently calibrated with a medical device.

If the South Korean firm succeeds in developing the technology, it could make its way up to the Samsung Galaxy Watch and the recently teased Galaxy Ring, which will reportedly be available by the end of 2024. The company could also beat Apple, which has been working on the same blood glucose monitoring technology for future Apple Watch models for more than a decade.

However, the technology appears to be a few years away – we're unlikely to see these features on a successor to the Galaxy Watch 6 – and Pak is optimistic that non-invasive blood glucose monitoring will be available within the next five years. Report. Last year it was reported that Apple had made a major breakthrough in developing advanced blood glucose monitoring technology that could make its way to future Apple Watch models – the device was reportedly as big as an iPhone at the time.

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