The Apple Watch has been a very successful wearable device so far. It would make sense for such a band to house a glucose monitoring feature, as this would allow Apple to navigate the lengthy FDA approval procedure without impacting the core device.
Currently, the only way to accurately measure blood sugar levels is by using a blood sample, or by using a device that penetrates the skin.
The best 4K & 5K displays for MacAccording to our source, Apple's sights are now set on the epidemic of diabetes, and the company plans to introduce a game-changing glucose monitoring feature in an upcoming Apple Watch...
Just this Monday, BGR published an exclusive story on what consumers should expect from Apple Watch Series 3.
Additionally, BGR's source shared that the iPhone 8 maker is also working on interchangeable smart watch bands that are created to add certain functionalities to the smartwatch.
Additionally, Apple is allegedly planning to unveil interchangeable "smart watch bands" that add functionality to the Apple Watch without increasing the price of the watch.
It has hired a number of medical staff in its pursuit of the new functionality, with Apple watchers suggesting that rather than building glucose tracking into a new watch, it may simply offer it as part of a separate band.
Another interesting quote from our source is that Apple has "identified the right part of the body and there's so much more they can and intend to do with the watch". But even though the original Apple Watch is not capable of acting as a sleep tracker, several fans are still impressed by its elegant design and water-resistant feature for up to 1 meter and 30 minutes.
Another smartwatch band could include a battery to improve battery life on the Apple Watch, another would include a camera built into the band and more.
Apple does not typically comment on rumours such as this one. Should the rumors turn out to be true, however, it's clear that the Cupertino giant is serious with transforming its smartwatch line into a series of health-centric devices. The glucose monitoring feature could come in the way of a smart band.