Apple survey hints at blood glucose monitoring for next Apple Watch

ECG app for Apple Watch
ECG app for Apple Watch (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has sent out a new survey for Apple Watch users.
  • The survey asks users if they use their watch to track "eating habits, medications, and blood glucose levels."

Apple just gave off a potentially big hint about its next Apple Watch.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has sent out a new survey to Apple Watch users. Among other questions, the company asks if they use any apps to track their eating habits, medications, and blood glucose levels.

A screenshot of the survey was shared with 9to5Mac by a Brazilian reader, who received it in his email on Friday. In the email, Apple says it wants feedback on the Apple Watch user experience, with a link to submit the answers.The survey has a section dedicated to health features, which have become a major selling point of the Apple Watch since its introduction. Apple first asks about the features built into watchOS, such as step counting, flights climbed, activity rings, stand up reminders, and the Workout app — the company wants to know which of these features consumers use the most.Following these questions, Apple also asks about third-party apps for managing health data. The survey provides options about using third-party apps for tracking workouts, monitoring eating habits (including hydration and nutrition), and managing other health care (such as medications and monitoring blood glucose levels).

It has been rumored that Apple will bring blood glucose monitoring to the Apple Watch Series 7 which is expected to be announced in the fall. A report from back in January also brought to light that the company may be working on health coaching as well.

This isn't the first time that a survey from Apple was an early sign about something the company was planning on doing. Before Apple removed the wall charger and earphones from the iPhone packaging with the iPhone 12, the company sent out a survey asking if customers used those accessories.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.