Can Smartwatches and Smart Rings check Your Blood Sugar? 

Can Smartwatches and Smart Rings check Your Blood Sugar? 

We achieved many things in technology and still we are going on. Technologies help us in many ways and make our lives easier for example Artificial intelligence (AI) , you just have to ask and it will answer you. Many companies making more advance smartphones and smartwatches , but have you heard about smartwatches or smart rings that say they can check your blood sugar without poking you? Well, don’t believe them! The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to make sure you know that these gadgets aren’t approved for that yet. 


Now a days many people have diseases like diabetes but let’s be really clear that , none of the big companies like Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, or Oura have made a smartwatch or smart ring that can do this. The best they can do is connect to another device called a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that does use needles to check blood sugar. But even then, the smartwatch or ring can’t do it alone. They just show the information collected by the CGM on your phone. One example of such a device is the Dexcom G7. So be aware that any Smartwatch claims that they can check all these things, are fake. But watch out! Some companies at places like trade shows might try to sell you smart rings or watches that claim to do this. They might even sell them online. If you come across these, the FDA wants you to tell them about it using their MedWatch Voluntary Reporting Form. And make everyone aware about it.

Many fake companies are claiming it and selling their products online. This warning from the FDA comes at a time when there’s a lot of talk about this technology. Apple and Samsung are said to be working on it, but we’re not there yet. Sometimes you might see misleading news saying that these big brands already have this feature, but that’s not true according to the FDA. We’re still a few years away from having a device like this available for regular use, let alone for medical purposes. And it will take time and many testing needed so for now there is no smartwatch that can do this.

Well it’s s important to remember that don’t trust any wearable device that claims it’s FDA-approved for checking blood sugar. While some smartwatches and rings might have FDA-cleared features like detecting heart issues, they’re not medical devices and also not fully accurate. So, it’s best not to rely on them for medical stuff. And if you face any problem please visit doctor instead relying on smartwatches.

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