With the sensors of the Apple Watch, a lot lately does not happen lately: After the 1-channel ECG in the Series 4, only one blood oxygen meter came with the Series 6 only. For this year, the broken cheese also has little on new biometric systems in the computer clock to report. But from 2022, a whole series of new sensors could come for the SmartWatch. This suggests at least one development that has been recorded by Apple’s central supplier Rockley Photonics.
Reference Implementation of new sensors
He now introduced a reference implementation of a new health band, which contains various exciting new sensors that the Apple Watch is currently missing. Rockley makes his main business with the iPhone manufacturer; Accordingly, it is likely that Apple faulted here.
Glucose trends and blood prere
To the fresh systems that Rockley wants to offer sensors for new biomarkers such as the body core temperature, the water balance and dairy acid (lactate). Also exciting: The band can also detect blood prere as well as blood alcohol and so-called glucose trends – so not the complete blood sugar, but at least its development. Rockley uses new infrared spectrophotometers. These should be able to capture another area of biomarkers than this GRONE LEDs to do including photo sensors. For the blood oxygen finish, Apple already sets on red LEDs.
For the "Apple Watch Series 8"?
The supplier has put its technology in a bracelet without clock function. The technology should be used among other things in different studies in the coming months. Hardware and firmware implementations can purchase customers of Rockley; Apple was allowed to do this only partially because the Group relies on his own software. The iPhone Group has a special contract with Rockley, which goes beyond deliveries – the companies also cooperate in the development of new sensor technology. Observers calculate with first results of extended cooperation in the "Apple Watch Series 8", which is expected in the fall of 2022.