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    May 19, 2017

    Apple’s CEO has been spotted testing a new, Watch-connected glucose monitor

    Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, has reportedly been spotted testing out a new prototype glucose monitor that connects to an Apple Watch.

    Rumours have circulated that Apple has been preparing a non-Watch, health-related wearable for some time, and according to a new report from CNBC, the company’s CEO – Tim Cook – has let the proverbial cat out of the bag by visibly testing a new glucose monitor.

    According to CNBC, Cook has been seen testing a new, prototype glucose monitor that connects to his Apple Watch around the Apple Campus.

    Read: So soon? Apple is reportedly preparing new MacBooks for release

    In February this year, Cook offered to students at the University of Glasgow that he had been testing a similar setup, exclaiming: “I’ve been wearing a continuous glucose monitor for a few weeks… I just took it off before coming on this trip.”

    Given that the Apple Watch Series 2 introduced a fitness-focus with the addition of features such as swim-proofing, it is believed that Apple is preparing to tackle health issues next – the addition of a glucose monitor is one such product that the company has been rumoured to be preparing.

    It was recently reported that the company had patented several means of non-invasive blood-sugar monitoring, while other reports have proposed that the firm is preparing a separate, health-focussed wearable under the guidance of Jay Blahnik.

    Cook himself has previously offered that Apple does not want to put the Apple Watch itself through the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval process, and a ‘modular’ addition to the Apple Watch through the form of a connecting unit might be one such attempt to circumvent the process.

    Read: WWDC 2017: What could we see from Apple this year?

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