The Cupertino technology company is the biggest customer of Rockley Photonics, a British company specializing in bio-medical engineering solutions. It is by your hand that we may have glucose, blood pressure and alcohol sensors in the next Apple Watch.
According to the new report, Apple’s smart watch can receive a wide range of biometric sensors, adding to the functions already present in the current generation. Such an implementation would make the smartwatch an extremely complete accessory in 2022.
Apple Watch 8 can bring up to three new biometric sensors
This thesis is based on the piece advanced by the British The Telegraph which accounts for the large volume of orders placed by Apple to the company in question, the name Rockley Photonics, which will have developed a new range of non-invasive optical sensors.
Its application will be used to detect various biological metrics such as blood pressure, blood glucose and levels of alcohol dissolved in the bloodstream. The applications of these three indicators and their practical utility are extremely significant.
This new kit of biometric sensors will be able to accurately determine these three metrics without resorting to invasive methods. Something that until now is not possible except with specific tests and more inconvenient methodologies.
Infrared light will be crucial for the new range of sensors
The beam of infrared light capable of penetrating the user’s skin, like the current sensors in most smartwatches including Apple Watch, is the means by the engineers at Rockley Photonic. However, your sensors will now be able to collect more information using this non-invasive methodology with a diverse application.
According to the source, these disclosures were made by the CEO of Rockley Photonic in the preamble to his IPO with a view to entering the financial markets. There, the executive made it known that Apple was currently his biggest customer and source of revenue.
He added that both companies have a supply and development contract in place. In this way, Rockley Photonic will continue to rely on Apple as its largest customer and source of financial income.
The 8th generation of Apple Watch should arrive in 2022
In view of the above, from the partnership between both companies to the growth of Rockley Photonic, it is inevitable that this technology will be present on Apple Watch. The new sensors are expected to feature the eighth generation of Apple Watch to arrive in 2022.
This set of sensors may be ready for the consumer market as early as next year, and its presence in the Apple Watch Series 7 range cannot be ruled out. However, we point out that its arrival with the next generation, the Series 8, is more likely.
Finally, we recall that rumors have also pointed to the presence of the blood glucose sensor for the Apple Watch Series 7. However, the inclusion of the other sensors may mean that they only arrive in 2022, or 2023.
In any case, it is now very likely that the Cupertino giant’s smart watches will integrate this advanced biometric system, most likely in 2022, the year in which we will get to know the Apple Watch Series 8.
Until then, however, if the manufacturer follows its usual release schedule this year, we will get to know the Apple Watch Series 7.
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