Fitbit patent on future smartwatch points directly to blood pressure tech meaning there could be more power on your wrist if this is actually true.
Fitbit Patent on Future Smartwatch Points Directly To Blood Pressure Tech
Future Fitbit wearable devices that is following the likes of the Fitbit Versa 4 smartwatch could come equipped with built-in tech for detecting blood pressure as per a patent that was filed by Fitbit that has now come to light this very week.
The patent which is sighted via The Verge describes a system that will “calculate an estimate of blood pressure from the one or more sensor data samples”, with the user just getting to place one of their fingers against the display of the wearable device to get a reading.
Previous Patents from the Firm Suggested Something Like This Was In the Works
It would however be a surprise if Fitbit was not working on this type of technology, and we already have seen earlier studies and patents prior to this time from the firm suggesting that something like this was in the works. It is however going to be somewhat difficult to get it right.
But before we go any further, here is the usual paten disclaimer you probably should know about. When a patent gets filed, it is not a guarantee of anything concrete really happening. That being said, they do give us a glimpse into the areas the tech companies are looking into.
What to Expect If This Rumor Does Not Come To Fruition
Further complications however matter in the fact that Fitbit is now part of Google. And if this blood pressure monitoring sensor upgrade does make an appearance, it may well be on a follow-up to the Google Pixel Watch rather than just anything with the Fitbit name attached to it.
Other Galaxy Wearables Already Offer Some Type of Blood Pressure Monitoring
It is, however, worth bearing in mind that the latest Galaxy wearable inclusive of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 already offers some type of blood pressure monitoring although the feature does not have any regulatory approval to be used in the United States.