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Over the years, leaked information and strategic acquisitions suggest Apple has been exploring blood pressure monitoring as a critical feature for the Apple Watch.
According to Komiya, Apple is removing the blood pressure detection from the Apple Watch Series 6 because it’s highly inaccurate.
Apple isn’t one to add a feature to a device as a talking point but instead waits until the function is polished and add values to the device.
If blood pressure monitoring is not drop-dead accurate, then Apple likely will wait to release it until a future generation Apple Watch. Depending on the speed of research and development, blood pressure monitoring could make its way into the Apple Watch Series 7.
Apple is expected to unveil the Apple Watch Series 6 this fall during its rumored press events. The Watch will feature a pulse oximeter to monitor blood oxygen level, sleep tracking, new watch faces, and more.
Under the hood, the Watch will be powered with the new S6 chipset, which is more powerful and will offer better power management than Apple’s existing Watch chipset. This boost in power and performance may be needed for all-night sleep monitoring and analysis.
Design-wise, the upcoming Apple Watch should maintain that consistent Apple Watch looks with a rounded rectangular shape and a Digital Crown.
Pricing is unknown, but it is expected to debut with a similar pricing point as existing Apple Watch models.
Apple may also be planning a budget Apple Watch model, dubbed the Apple Watch SE. The low-cost SE model may share the same S6 processor as the rumored Apple Watch Series 6, but it won’t be as full-featured. It’s currently under development and may debut sometime in the spring of 2021.