The Galaxy Watch 7 could track early signs of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes

In the realm of wearable technology, the Apple Watch is typically considered the industry standard for health tracking. However, Samsung is not resting on its laurels with the Galaxy Watch series. Recent rumors indicate that the upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 may introduce an innovative health monitoring feature – an Advanced Glycation Endproduct (AGE) index.

This feature, which would track AGEs linked to chronic age-related diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and heart attack, is said to be in development through a partnership with Diagnoptics. The Samsung Health app contains dormant code suggesting this new functionality.

AGE monitoring could allow users to non-invasively measure AGEs via their Galaxy Watch, thanks to its fluorescence. While glucose monitoring may still require invasive methods, the development of an AGE index could provide valuable health insights for users.

Additionally, there are rumors that the Galaxy Watch 7 series may introduce data sharing between Samsung Health accounts. This would enable users to approve others to view their health data, similar to the current feature on the Apple Watch. Since this feature appears to be based on Samsung accounts, it may not be limited to the Galaxy Watch, potentially extending to other Samsung wearables like the Galaxy Ring.

As always, these rumors have not been confirmed by Samsung themselves, so nothing is official until the company’s upcoming Unpacked event.

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