It was talked about this past spring: Apple has been working hard to find a way to read the glucose of Apple Watch users in a non-invasive way. For diabetics, it would be a whole before and after, and it would further boost watch sales.
However, a recent article in the New York Times asks us for patience: the company continues to work on that miraculous sensor but it seems that we are still going to take years to see it work. They have commented on two anonymous sources related to the project.
The “caprice” of Jobs
The source even mentions Steve Jobs, since it was one of his main objectives. The co-founder of Apple did not like anything to have to prick his finger and take a drop of blood each time he wanted to read his glucose levels.
If it were for him, the sensor would have already been included in the original Apple Watch model launched in 2015.
At the moment, yes, we can not deny that Apple Watch has not made progress. watchOS 4 includes the Heart Study, with the intention of being able to collect anonymous data in a much more efficient way in order to advance in the fight against heart diseases.