The subject of blood sugar monitoring on the Apple Watch has been the subject of rumors for several years now. We even saw a few proposals at CES that, along with several rumors, suggest that the Apple Watch Series 7 could take advantage of this feature. In 9to5mac, they wanted to go further and have created a concept of what the blood sugar app could look like on the new Apple Watch.
A concept of one of the most anticipated functions of the Apple Watch
As in all functions of the Apple Watch, the detection of blood sugar is supported by two points. On the one hand the hardware and on the other hand the software. Regarding the first, everything seems to indicate that the Apple Watch Series 7 will have the necessary sensors to perform the reading
It is in the second point, in the software, that we can make the most precise predictions. Based on what Apple is developing a dedicated application for each of the main functions health – Sleep, ECG, blood O2, heart rate, noise, and even breathing – suppose “blood sugar” will follow the same pattern.
That said, the app will then focus on the two features that we already see in all of these apps: take action and issue warnings in the form of a notice. Regarding the design of the app itself, based on what we’ve seen in the app Breathe
An application that at the bottom shows us the last measurement taken next to a button to take a and at the top, it shows animation during the process with a countdown until it is complete and the result is displayed.
In the results, in addition to the measure itself as it appears in the O2 in the blood in 9to5, they offer the possibility of seeing a graph of the last readings. The truth is, querying historical data, even as of the same day, is not common on the Apple Watch. Apple usually directs us to our iPhone where there is more space on the screen to display the information. The only app that gives access to this data is the heart rate app, probably with the idea of to be able to consult such important information even if we only have our watch. Therefore, the other candidate for this behavior is, precisely, Blood sugar.
Regarding notifications, we can expect what we are already seeing in the rest of the system. A warning of high or low sugar accompanied by the corresponding measurement. We understand that in addition, you can configure the thresholds for the warnings, even being able to configure notices in different values and with different importance.
It is clear that the concepts, in the end, are a design proposition with more or less basis. In this case, supported by apps we already know, it seems plausible enough, as long as Apple wants to follow the design it has followed so far. In any case, it allows us to visualize and imagine in a more tangible way a new function, in this case one which really arouses a lot of interest, we will see what happens in September.