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Apple Watch X may include blood pressure trend detector

A new report expects a kind of blood-pressure monitoring feature to be added to the Apple Watch Series 10, but there is an important caveat to that claim.

Apple has been working on what many call the “holy grails” of non-invasive blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring for years. The addition of these features would help tackle two of the most common medical conditions that need frequent monitoring: high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has said that “all signs point to the new Apple Watch gaining a blood-pressure checker this fall” in his latest report. However, the first iteration is not likely to give exact readings.

Gurman believes the next new Apple Watch, potentially to be called the Apple Watch X for its 10th edition, will include a new hardware sensor that can detect trends in blood pressure. That said, this first iteration will likely only alert users for upward trending in blood pressure, rather than offer exact readings.

Because it requires a new sensor, this feature will not be available on earlier models of Apple Watch. Another rumored improvement would be a built-in ability to monitor for sleep apnea.

Multiple reports from Bloomberg dating back to late 2023 made claims about the inclusion of blood pressure monitoring in the 2024 Apple Watch. Gurman’s latest report offers no real extra detail about its capabilities beyond the arrival in the fall.

Aside from blood pressure, the forthcoming new Watch model may also be thinner, and might sport a new band-attachment system that also takes up less space.

This story originally appeared on Appleinsider

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