Apple retail stores are expanding their lineup of health-related products with a blood glucose monitor that integrates with iPhone and Apple Watch.
One Drop might be the most beautifully designed blood glucose monitor we’ve ever seen. Its advanced health features though are what really set it apart from other products.
The move to stock One Drop shows how Apple is increasing its focus on health. Tim Cook has said that boosting users’ health will be Apple’s greatest contribution to mankind. Rumors have claimed that the company is working on its own blood glucose monitoring solution. For now, the company is willing to promote One Drop.
Apple’s online store has carried One Drop for a while. This is the first time you can get one at the physical locations though. The kit sold at Apple stores costs $69.95 and includes a year of free coaching.
“I believe that Apple’s perspective on consumerized, data-driven self-care is where the industry is going to be pulled to, versus the expensive, bureaucratic, not-data driven current healthcare system,” OneDrop CEO Jeff Dachis told CNBC. “Our ability to align ourselves with that, and help drive that story, is what we see as the benefit of working with Apple.”
One Drop can take blood glucose readings pretty much wherever you are. That data is then integrated into the Apple Health app. Using the data, the One Drop app can then give you a relatively precise future blood glucose report and suggest how to counteract any possible spikes or drops.