Apple has been focusing on health with their Apple Watch and now it looks like Samsung has similar plans with a new Samsung Galaxy Gear X smartwatch. A new patent for a Samsung smartwatch has been discovered and the company has plans to use the device to monitor peoples blood pressure.
The patent for the Samsung Galaxy Gear X provides some information on how the blood pressure monitor will work on the smartwatch.
This will apparently work by using a light sensor to monitor your blood pressure, this means that it will be much easier to check someones blood pressure, and it could be done instantly using the smartwatch.
Being able to monitor blood pressure without the need to use an external device could have huge benefits. We presume the patient could collect their data on their blood pressure on a daily basis and this could then be monitored by a doctor or other health professional.