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Samsung planning to introduce blood glucose monitoring with Galaxy Watch 7

There have been whispers about Samsung’s ambition to equip their wearable gadgets with a neat trick: noninvasive blood sugar monitoring. They’ve been tinkering with this tech for a bit, and it seems like their upcoming wearable might be the one to bring this feature to the table.

Fresh off the press from South Korea, word has it that Samsung is gearing up to roll out blood sugar monitoring capabilities with the Galaxy Watch 7 this year. SamMobile recently reported that the Galaxy Watch 7 is slated for its grand reveal on July 10, 2024.

Back in January this year, Hon Pak, the bigwig heading up digital healthcare at Samsung Electronics, talked up the company’s efforts in cracking the code on noninvasive blood sugar monitoring via their wearable gadgets. He made it clear that Samsung was pouring in some serious cash to make this dream a reality.

Just a while back, Pak caught up with the advisory board crew of the Samsung Health platform at the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul. They dove deep into talks about blood sugar monitoring, diabetes, and how AI could spice up Samsung Health.

Now the buzz is that Samsung is likely to throw in blood sugar monitoring into the upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 lineup. But here’s the twist: they might label the smartwatch as an electronic gadget rather than a medical device, mainly because of all those pesky regulatory hoops to jump through.

Don’t count out the chance that this cool feature might also pop up on the Samsung Galaxy Ring, their debut smart ring slated for release later this year. But whether it hits the ground running with the first version is anyone’s guess. Samsung might keep some of the fancy stuff for the second edition of their smart ring.

Moreover, In the next few months, Samsung is gearing up to unveil its latest foldable phones, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and the Galaxy Z Fold 6. Word on the street is that both phones will pack the newest Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. But hold your horses—Samsung might be cooking up something different, as rumors are swirling about the Z Flip 6 getting tested with an older chip.

The US model of the Galaxy Z Flip 6 (SM-F741U) made a cameo in Geekbench’s database not long ago, flaunting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip (dubbed Pineapple) and 8GB of RAM. But guess what? The same model number has been spotted rocking the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip (codenamed Kalama) and a beefier 12GB of RAM.