I measured my blood pressure with a smartwatch and I want to do it again

With virtually no sound, but a hefty pulse pressure, the Huawei Watch D took my blood pressure while I was in a booth at IFA 2022 in Berlin. That’s it, just some wearable technology that performs a function that is typically the sole function of those cuffs you wear in the doctor’s office. It felt halfway between uncomfortable and impossible.

Huawei introduced the Huwaei Watch D in May, but it only recently (or is very close to) getting European approval for use as a health device. There’s no word on the US FDA, though, and with Huawei’s limited profile in the US, I don’t expect it to happen anytime soon. Earlier this year, no one was able to try it out, but pending regulatory approval, Huawei was ready to let me and others at the show test the new smartwatch technology.