Samsung's Galaxy Watch 7 could warn users if they're at risk of heart attacks, strokes, and more

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 7, scheduled for release in the near future, is rumored to incorporate a new health feature that could potentially warn users of the risk of certain age-related diseases. This feature is known as the AGEs (Advanced Glycation End Products) Index. AGEs are compounds that the body produces when proteins and fat molecules are oxidized by sugar molecules. As people age, AGEs accumulate and can be predictive of the risk of developing age-related diseases such as diabetes, renal failure, heart attacks, and strokes. These compounds can be measured non-invasively, which allows for their detection without the need for blood or tissue samples. It remains unclear if the Galaxy Watch 7 will feature new sensors to enable AGEs detection, but evidence found in the latest Samsung Health app update suggests it may be a possibility.

Android Authority also discovered a new “Continuous Glucose Monitoring” feature in the Samsung Health app update. Although the feature was completely blank and provided no additional information, rumors suggest that Samsung wearables, possibly including the Galaxy Watch 7, could support blood glucose monitoring in the future. However, it’s still too early to confirm if this feature will be included.

In addition to the AGEs tool and glucose monitoring, Android Authority found references to “family health data sharing” among Galaxy Watches in the latest app update. This feature would enable family members to share health data with one another for effective monitoring. The feature appears to include built-in privacy checks, allowing users to stop sharing data at any time or adjust their privacy settings. The parent or guardian of a child can view their child’s health data, but only if they meet the necessary requirements and the wearable is connected to the child’s Samsung account. It is not clear if this feature will be exclusive to the Watch 7 series or if it may roll out to previous generations.

Samsung is hosting its next Galaxy Unpacked event on July 10, where we may learn more about the Galaxy Watch 7 and its potential features. Until then, you can check out TechRadar’s list of the best smartwatches for 2024.

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