Apple Watch won’t get a blood pressure sensor until at least 2024

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The ability to warn a user about high blood pressure may not be added to Apple Watch until 2024 at the earliest, as accuracy issues continue to slow the feature down.

Backing up previous claims that blood pressure measurement takes two to three years, a new report reiterates the expectation that it will arrive in 2024 or 2025.

According to Bloomberg, the feature is being tested by Apple employees, but unspecified sources say the results aren’t sufficiently accurate. Reportedly, this will remain the case even if the feature doesn’t display specific measurements.

Currently, the test version does not report systolic and diastolic readings, as normal blood pressure checks do. Instead, it will trigger an alert if necessary, recommending that users see a doctor about hypertension.

Bloomberg reports that Samsung and others have already launched watches that include blood pressure measurement and reporting. However, these require monthly calibration with a normal blood pressure monitoring device.

Previous patent applications suggest that Apple has been researching the addition of continuous blood pressure monitoring to the Apple Watch since at least 2014.

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