Apple is planning an expansion to the iPhone health app this year that would include additional sleep tracking and a tool to remind people to take medication Bloomberg reported. The agency could also add body temperature sensing to the Apple watch this year and is still working on developing a blood pressure monitor.
The latest medication tool would let users scan pill bottles and track when they took the medication. Not all planned attribute would be obtainable at launch. A body temperature sensor could help expand fertility tracking attributes on the apple watch. Body temperature changes over the course of the menstrual cycle, and that data can help predict or the window when they’re most likely to become pregnant.
The oura smart ring has a temperature sensor that gives users information about their period and it’s FDA cleared to feed data to the digital birth control natural cycles. Apple pushed plans to add a blood pressure monitor to the apple watch back to 2024 Bloomberg reported. Blood pressure is a major target for wearable agencies and could make devices significantly more useful for tracking cardiac health. But the attribute is notoriously tricky, and experts say it still needs more refinement before it can perform well in the real world.
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