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Apple Watch Won't Add Blood Pressure Monitoring Until 2024, Report Says

The feature hit problems in the company's tests, according to Bloomberg.

The Apple Watch Series 7 is refined but also very familiar. What about a few more changes?
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Apple Watches won't be getting a blood pressure monitor until at least 2024, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Apple's long-rumored sensor and software updates are designed to determine if you have high blood pressure but apparently struggled with giving accurate readings during tests.

The company is also working on adding blood sugar monitoring to its smartwatches, according to Bloomberg, but that feature is several years off.

Apple made health and fitness one of the Apple Watch's key elements. In 2020, the Apple Watch Series 6 introduced a sensor that can measure blood oxygen level and added Fitness Plus, a subscription service that includes workout routines. 

The Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to be unveiled this fall.

The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.