Apple will only launch the Apple Watch with blood pressure monitoring in 2024, according to an update from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The company has faced a number of challenges that will prevent the technology from being ready until 2024.
The main problem concerns the accuracy of measurements if the user has high blood pressure. Moreover, eventually the release of watches with such a function may be postponed to 2025. Apple reportedly wants to go its own way with blood pressure readings. The Apple Watch will not give specific systolic and diastolic readings, instead simply alerting Apple Watch wearers that they may have hypertension.
Apple also has teams working on adding non-invasive blood sugar monitoring to its wearables, but the feature is said to be “a few years away” and “a target release year has yet to be set.” In the meantime, Apple wants to improve support for third-party blood glucose meters.
Prior to the launch of the blood pressure monitoring tool, the Health app for iPhone will receive an update that will add advanced sleep tracking, medication management, and new female cycle monitoring features.
The body temperature sensor may appear in the Apple Watch this year. Initially, this feature can only be used to help with pregnancy planning, and can eventually determine if the user has an above-normal body temperature, but, as with blood pressure, is unlikely to show the actual value.
The atrial fibrillation detection function will also be improved, it will be able to count how often a person is in atrial fibrillation during a certain period. This feature will arrive in watchOS 9 this fall.
Also new in watchOS 9 will be a low power mode that allows smartwatches to run a limited set of apps and features while using less battery power. Many of the built-in watch faces will also be updated, with new workout types and additional running metrics added to the Workout app.
Audi Activesphere unveiled with adjustable suspension, 600 km range, AR glasses and pickup capability
Audi has unveiled the Audi Activesphere concept car, which is designed for off-road driving.
He received a protected bottom, height-adjustable suspension and convenient ways to transport sports equipment. The rear part can turn into a loading area, where you can place, for example, bicycles. That is, the crossover can be used as a pickup truck.
It will get a spacious interior where you can relax when the car is in self-driving mode. The interior fully reflects Audi’s confidence in augmented reality. Passengers will be able to wear augmented reality glasses, which will provide access to the controls of the infotainment system and the virtual assistant. There will be no usual screens, while the glasses will be able to track the indicators of your body.
If the driver wants to take control, the instrument panel and steering wheel will rise into place. Audi clearly expects to take control only at the exit from the road.
Audi claims a range of around 600 km and 270 kW fast charging using an 800 V architecture. According to the developers, the 100 kWh battery will be able to charge from 5 to 80% in 25 minutes.
It is the fourth model in Audi’s electric concept lineup. In August 2021, the company launched this initiative with the Skysphere roadster, and a month later introduced the Grandsphere sedan. Last year’s Urbansphere was called the SUV for the cities of the future, where your car will be not only a means of transportation, but also an office (or a refuge from the outside world).
The application has more than 1 billion downloads: the alarm clock in Google watches is now turned off by buttons
Google has released an update for the standard Clock application for the Android operating system. The update is small, but it looks very useful for all those who use the standard Google Clock alarms and timers.
Version 7.4 of Google Clock changes some elements of the user interface for the better. To snooze or turn off the alarm, you previously had to perform swipe gestures, which is fraught with delay if you turn off the alarm “without regaining consciousness.” Now there are separate buttons that the user will have to consciously press to get rid of the annoying sound.
Apparently, the new interface for alarm clocks is only being tested, since not all users who have installed Google Clock 7.4 appear. The settings also have a new option for the volume buttons Do nothin (Do nothing). Users who have joined the innovations note that you need to get used to the new buttons for alarm clocks, but in the end they turn out to be more convenient.
In addition, the update also makes changes to the timer section, making it clearer, with a larger button to add time and stop the timer.
Note that Google Clock has been installed more than one billion times from the online application store Google Play.
Is history repeating itself with the iPhone 9? Anniversary Apple Watch X will replace Apple Watch Series 9 this year
According to new information, Apple may skip the Apple Watch Series 9 name and opt for a variant of the Apple Watch X name for the next smartwatch.
The company has done the same in the past, skipping the iPhone 9 and instead launching the iPhone X. Last year saw the release of the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE 2, as well as the Apple Watch Ultra.
This information was published by the French resource iPhoneSoft, which refers to an anonymous informant from Luxshare. This Apple partner supplies the Cupertino company with displays for various devices.
It is also reported that the Apple Watch X smartwatch will ship with watchOS 10 operating system, but details about the new features have not yet been announced.
The presentation of new Apple devices, including the iPhone 15 and Apple Watch X, is expected to take place in September this year.
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