Garmin Connect is seeking permission to write blood pressure readings to Apple Health

A new Garmin connect update is seeking permission to write blood pressure readings to Apple Health. This would enable the app to share data with the iPhone Health app and potentially other apps that use Apple Health data.

Garmin Connect is seeking permission to write blood pressure

Is Garmin Blood Pressure on its way?

Garmin is known for its advanced health and fitness tracking smartwatches and fitness trackers. However, it does not measure blood pressure readings natively, at least for now! There were rumors that Garmin is working on a blood pressure sensor, but so far, there is no word on when or if this will be released. A patent approved by the USPTO in Nov 2021 shows that the company was indeed working on such a sensor.

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It is unclear whether the new update is seeking permission to write blood pressure readings to Apple Health because the company is working on a new sensor or if it is simply looking to use data from third-party devices. Either way, this would be a welcomed addition for many Garmin users!

Alternatively, Garmin may be working on a dedicated Blood Pressure Device that would sync with the Garmin Connect app. This would be similar to how the company offers the HRM-Pro Plus and Running Dynamics Pod, which are external devices that provide more detailed data than possible with the built-in sensors on most Garmin watches.

If you are a Garmin user and are interested in sharing your blood pressure readings with Apple Health, you can update to the latest version of Garmin Connect and grant permission for the app to write data to Apple Health. It is unclear if this permission is required for all users or just those who wish to share their blood pressure readings with Apple Health.

If you are not a Garmin user, this update is not relevant to you. However, it is interesting to see how Garmin is expanding its health and fitness offerings and integrating with other platforms such as Apple Health.

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