Apple aims to help diabetes patients around the world with Apple Watch 3. This health-focused smartwatch is reportedly being developed to monitor user's glucose level to better control their blood sugar. Rumors around the internet claim the release date of Apple Watch 3 is sometime in September 2017.
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects more than 400 million people around the world, according to World Health Organization. People with diabetes needs to constantly monitor their glucose level to maintain their health. However, glucose trackers available on the market today rely on sensors that need to be injected into the skin. Good thing, the Cupertino-based company is developing its next generation Apple watch with non-invasive glucose sensor.
A report from CNBC says Apple CEO Tim Cook has been spotted walking around the Apple Campus (the company's headquarters) wearing a test-model of Apple Watch 3. The Apple CEO said that the watch helped him to monitor his blood sugar based on foods he was eating. He added that the team behind the Watch 3 is still making modifications to make an accurate sensor to track user's glucose level.
Many tech experts say the Watch 3 is part of Apple's mission to make a bigger role in the healthcare industry. Fitbit, Alphabet and other big tech companies know there's a large opportunity in the healthcare sector and they have seeking ways to enter the market with innovative and cutting-edge technology.
Speaking at the University of Glasgow earlier this year, Cook spoke about Apple's mission to help people with diabetes. He pointed out how mentally anguishing it is for people with diabetes to stick themselves many times a day to monitor blood sugar level. He added Apple may help to alleviate people from their suffering by making a non-invasive device that can check glucose level continuously.
According to Forbes, Apple might launch the Apple Watch Series 3 in the third quarter of this year. Q3 of 2017 is also the projected release window of China-based Economic Daily News. Keep in mind that the Apple watch Series 2 went on sale in September 2016. So, It could also be the same for the third-generation Apple smart watch.
Aside from glucose tracker, the next model of Apple Watch could have a SIM card to make it LTE capable. Christopher Rolland, a semiconductor analyst, said Apple is making significant changes in Watch 3's battery size and internal components to install a 4G transmitter.
With that being said, let's for more announcements from Apple.