What you need to know
- Apple has been granted a patent that could bring blood pressure monitoring to the Apple Watch.
- It appears that the patent may be part of a larger project the company is working on.
As reported by Patently Apple, Apple has been granted a second major patent that could bring blood pressure monitoring to the Apple Watch. The company received the first patent related to the feature back in December.
According to the patents, Apple's blood pressure montioring could be done in a non-invasive way.
While blood pressure montoring in the Apple Watch is definitely one of the major health features expected to come to the device, shrinking the monitor down into the watch will be difficult.
The outlet highlights that Apple's new patent may be part of a larger project that could include either blood pressure monitoring being built into the Apple Watch and perhaps even a new device.
The Apple Watch Series 6 added blood oxygen monitoring in addition to the already present health features like fall detection, heart rate monitoring, ECG, and more. Blood pressure measurement and monitoring is one of the most expected and requested features to come next.
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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.