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We already know that Samsung will announce the new Galaxy Watch 7 at its Unpacked event next week, and now, we're starting to learn some vital features of the smartwatch ahead of the event. Among these include a new tool to read signs of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke, which could debut in the new Galaxy smartwatch.

Similar to how the supposed tracking features of the Galaxy Ring were discovered, Android Authority managed to reveal upcoming new Galaxy Watch features hidden within the Samsung Health app.

A Galaxy Watch feature that warns users for signs of heart attacks

Arriving as a new section in the app, there is a new feature known as the AGEs index. It was described as being able to measure a user's metabolic health and provide an overview of the biological aging process. The latter is presented in an index score, which is a reading performed periodically rather than on the spot.

It further mentioned that a Galaxy Watch will be able to read your AGE compounds which refers to advanced glycation end-products. This means as you age and with an unfit lifestyle, the more AGE compounds your body produces. In addition, the higher your AGE compound, the higher the risk for diseases like diabetes and life-threatening conditions such as heart attacks and stroke happen.

Samsung Galaxy Watch new AGE index in the Samsung Health app
Galaxy Watch 7 could feature a new AGEs index to tell your metabolic health / © Android Authority, edit by nextpit

Since these compounds are in your bloodstream, it's possible to monitor them through conventional biometric technologies used in existing wearables. This is how the Galaxy Watch could prove useful in telling if there are any impending signs and if you are at risk for any of the conditions.

While it's not immediately confirmed which Galaxy Watch models will support this feature, previous leaks and renders of the Galaxy Watch 7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra point to a new set of biometric sensors. Hence, this could hint that the company is bringing new set of health and fitness tracking capabilities, including the AGEs index.

At the same time, it is likely the AGEs index tracking will be exclusive to these new smartwatches, but it's possible that the South Koreans might find a way to enable a comparable feature to Galaxy Watch 6 (review) and older models.

Continuous glucose monitoring on the Galaxy Watch?

In the same app, the publication also saw a new Continuous glucose monitoring section. However, there are no available details included that explains what the feature is all about.

It's safe to say this will be an option to enter your blood sugar level obtained from a separate standalone glucose monitoring device, with the data likely to be interpolated with the feature for a more accurate reading.

What are your thoughts about these new Galaxy Watch features? Do you intend to upgrade to the Galaxy Watch 7? Let us know in the comments.


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