Rumor: Apple scrapped blood pressure and stress meters from Apple Watch




Apple has during the development of the Apple Watch including a blood pressure monitor and stress meter removed from the watch. That writes the business newspaper The Wall Street Journal. The watch is now coming out without those elements in April.

Apple could be approached from various problems in integrating health functions in the watch. Thus, several advanced features are too complex to integrate into the device and moreover that worked not reliable. In addition, the agreement should have market authorities to sell a device with medical.

After the removal of many of the health functions Apple had difficulty determining why consumers would want Apple Watch, writes the business paper. However, there are still several motion sensors and a heart rate monitor in the device, allowing it to keep in any case activity and heart rate.

In addition to the monitor, Apple has experimented with a sensor that measures how skin led to read as stress. That proved to be less effective in people with hairy arms or dry skin.

Watch Apple would have gotten thanks to the many money for development within Apple the status of black hole where money disappeared. Investments in R & D nevertheless have Apple’s profits in recent years not violated: the company earned more money than ever.

The watch comes in April, and the cheapest version costs $ 349, including VAT and converted around 372 euros. The most expensive variant is according to the business daily from around $ 4000, converted and including VAT around 4260 euros.


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