Apple will likely announce the Apple Watch Series 7 later this year which means we probably only have a few months left before we get to know for sure that the new watch will offer.

Until then, a new ETNews report suggests that we can look forward to a new sensor this year – a blood glucose monitor.

The new report says that Apple will add blood glucose monitoring to the Apple Watch Series 7 via a non-invasive optical sensor. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is another wearable with such functionality, the report notes.

The reasons for adding a blood glucose monitor to the Apple Watch are fairly obvious, with diabetics in particular benefiting greatly from knowing just how their blood sugar levels are changing throughout a day. It can also be an important measure for general health, too.

The addition of a blood glucose monitor would follow the arrival of a blood oxygen monitor in the Apple Watch Series 6 that launched towards the end of 2020. The Apple Watch can already take an ECG and monitor your heart rate – adding more sensors would help the Apple Watch give users a more rounded feel for what their body is doing and alert them to any potential issues.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously said that he believes health will be the biggest impact the company has on the world. The Apple Watch is clearly part of that.

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