Smartwatches and fitness trackers all aim to be a health advisor on your wrist. They come loaded with a myriad of different sensors and equipment to help keep an eye on your health in certain respects. The newly launched Huawei Watch 4 comes with a blood sugar monitor, and this is an industry first.
People who suffer from diabetes all know the issue of monitoring their blood sugar. It’s annoying having to prick your finger to draw blood every time you want to monitor your blood sugar. If a company could come in and make the process easier and less painful, that’d be very welcomed.
The Huawei Watch 4 can monitor your blood sugar without needing to draw blood
If you’re looking for a less painful way to monitor your blood sugar, then Huawei’s here to answer your prayers. The Huawei Watch 4 just launched, but it seems to have had this feature hidden within. Now, it appears that the company has unlocked it.
Huawei’s Executive Director Yu Chengdong made a post on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo about the Watch 4, and this included a bit of information about this new feature. However, he wasn’t very descriptive about it. So, a lot of the information about how this sensor works is shrouded in mystery.
That makes sense, as no other Smartwatch on the market can detect your blood sugar. Huawei does not want to give away too much information about how it managed to do this. However, it’s only a matter of time before another company figures out how to do this.
On the site, the post showed some promo images showing off this feature. They’re in Chinese, so we will have to use the machine-translated version. It doesn’t seem to show any fancy graphics or animations. Rather, it just shows you a wall of text. Translated, the text in the image reads “Hyperglycemia risk assessment, medium risk, [date range] you may have short-term blood sugar fluctuations. A diet high in sugar, oil, and fat may increase the risk of high blood sugar. Please continue to wear it.”
So, this tool is great for giving you a rough idea of how at-risk you are of having high blood sugar. It’s a great tool to have if you’ve been battling diabetes or if you don’t want to. Hopefully, this technology makes it to more smartwatches and fitness trackers.