The next smartwatch from Samsung could bring diabetes tracking to your wrist.

South Korean tech giant Samsung may incorporate a blood glucose tracking feature to the tentatively called Galaxy Watch 4, or Galaxy Watch Active 3, according to Korea’s ETNews.

The new ability could make monitoring their normal blood sugar levels even easier for individuals with diabetes. Reportedly, the technology uses an optical scanner to assess the readings, removing the need for blood to be drawn. It’s close to how blood oxygen or SpO2 readings are given by a range of smartwatches, including the Galaxy Watch 3.

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For a while now, Samsung has been working on non-invasive blood glucose surveillance strategies. A method of measuring blood glucose levels using a method called Raman spectroscopy was developed last year. The system uses lasers to describe the chemical composition and, according to Samsung, shows the “highest accuracy of prediction among non-invasive technologies.”

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On a prototype smartwatch at CES 2021, a related proprietary spectroscopy device was recently presented. The watch, developed by a Japanese startup called Quantum Operations, gives blood sugar readings in less than 20 seconds.

If and when the latest feature arrives on its Galaxy watches, Samsung might see a major rise in its smartwatch revenue. According to the latest CDC findings, one in 10 Americans has diabetes and one in three has diabetes.

ETNews reports that Samsung at its next Unpacked event will unveil three new wearables. It is uncertain if any of them would combine the ability to monitor blood glucose levels, but we expect to see it on Samsung’s premium Galaxy Watch 3 successor considering the feature’s creativity.

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