Rumor: Apple Watch may get glucose monitoring feature, ‘smart’ bands

Apple’s sights are now set on the epidemic of diabetes, and the company plans to introduce a “game-changing” glucose monitoring feature in an upcoming Apple Watch, reports BGR, quoting an unnamed source.

The article says the tech giant also plans to introduce interchangeable “smart watch bands” that add various functionality to the smartwatch without added complexity, and without increasing the price of the watch itself. This could also mean that the glucose monitoring feature will be implemented as part of a smart band, rather than being built into the watch hardware. 

BGR says that a camera band that adds a camera to the watch is another possibility, or a band that contains a battery to extend battery life.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) says there’s a 97% chance that both of these rumors (the glucose monitoring feature and smart watchbands) are accurate. Both seem natural extensions for the Apple Watch.