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Tim Cook has started testing a new Apple Watch

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Tim Cook has started testing a new Apple Watch

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has been seen at the Apple campus wearing a brand new test model of the Apple Watch that monitors blood sugar levels and might transform the lives of diabetics, according to CNBC.

It's not clear how that glucose meter would look like, but so far it seems that Apple is testing a glucose tracker that could provide non-invasive and continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels. Apple is said to have a whole team in Palo Alto working on the new tracker. Currently, glucose meters use small sensors that penetrate the skin.

Apple has withheld official commentary, but we have heard Tim Cook himself talk about the device at the University of Glasgow in February, and say in interviews that Apple is interested and excited about health services.

"I've been wearing a continuous glucose monitor for a few weeks," Cook said. "I just took it off before coming on this trip. ... It's mentally anguishing to stick yourself many times a day to check your blood sugar," he added. "There is lots of hope out there that if someone has constant knowledge of what they're eating, they can instantly know what causes the response... and that they can adjust well before they become diabetic."

Cook also said that this device allowed him to see how his blood sugar levels respond to the food he has eaten, and that this allowed him to make direct changes to his diet to make blood sugar levels go more stable.

source: CNBC

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posted on 19 May 2017, 03:15 7

1. surethom (Posts: 912; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)

This is a game changer for health if it is accurate, that's the big question.

posted on 19 May 2017, 07:01

2. slannmage (Posts: 198; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)

Unlike Microsoft, Apple will only release a feature like this if it works. So I have confidence in it working, but for me the biggest thing that'll get me to upgrade is having a redesign, I'm not going to buy it if it looks the same as my Gen 1....

posted on 19 May 2017, 11:44

3. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

No matter how much you make that claim, it will never be true.

Examples? iPhone 4, Apple Maps, Siri, and 3D Touch to name a few. Even their FPS has been updated for issues.

Software is always work in progress, which makes your claim that Apple only releases stuff when it works is false.

Apple Watch 1.0 was riddle with problems which is why it was delay for 2 years. Even after they released it, with less than 1/2 the features they claimed it would have, it sucked.

Complaints included totally inaccurate heart rate and step counts.

To be fair, no device is 100% accurate on step counts. But they need to be more accurate with heart rate for people who may have a medical condition.

posted on 19 May 2017, 14:59

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 24329; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

This will be huge, if it comes to fruition. Due to the obesity epidemic in the world, which spawns certain risk factors for diabetes, this will skyrocket Apple Watch sales. Good luck Apple, as this could help save lives. I hope others follow suit.

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