Apple Watch 10 will reportedly get all-new design, sleep apnea detection and blood pressure monitoring

Apple Watch Series 9
(Image credit: Future)

The popular Apple Watch is set for a bit of a transformation in 2024, expecting a fresh look and the integration of two new health-tracking features — blood pressure monitoring and sleep apnea detection. While the specific watch model receiving these updates remains uncertain, the Apple Watch Series 10 appears to be the likely candidate to showcase these updates upon its release.

Whether you're a newcomer to the Apple Watch scene, enticed by the prospect of a redesign, or a current owner of one of the best Apple Watches, contemplating an upgrade with the anticipated new design in 2024, the news of a redesign could be worth exploring. Continue reading to find out more.

What will be new?

From what we have heard so far, we can expect to see a thinner case on the new design and a new magnetic mechanism for attaching the bands. Whether or not this will have any real impact on how the watch looks remains to be seen.

In terms of new features, the upcoming design is set to detect hypertension through wrist-based blood pressure monitoring. It is said the watch will alert wearers to an upward trend in blood pressure so that the wearer can report these findings to a medical professional. 

Additionally, the Apple Watch is gearing up to identify sleep apnea by analyzing sleep measurements and breathing patterns. Typically, diagnosing sleep apnea involves a comprehensive sleep study conducted in an overnight sleep center. The introduction of this feature on the Apple Watch aims to streamline the diagnostic process, potentially reducing barriers to obtaining a diagnosis. Moreover, by offering at-home warnings about the condition, the device could play a crucial role in helping individuals with mild cases of sleep apnea who may be unaware of their condition. 

In the ongoing debate between Apple Watch vs Garmin, Garmin takes the lead with its superior sleep-detecting features. However, this might signal the Apple Watch's journey towards expanding its capabilities in this area.

It will be interesting to see what price this new design will come in at with Apple's most recent watch, the Apple Watch 9, priced at $399. Will these updates be worth any extra cost? We look forward to finding out.

More from Tom's Guide

Jessica Downey
Fitness Writer

Jessica is an experienced fitness writer with a passion for running. Her love for keeping fit and fueling her body with healthy and enjoyable food quite naturally led her to write about all things fitness and health-related. If she isn’t out testing the latest fitness products such as the latest running shoe or yoga mat for reviewing then she can be found writing news and features on the best ways to build strength, active aging, female health, and anything in between. Before then she had a small stint writing in local news, has also written for Runners World UK (print and digital), and gained experience with global content marketing agency, Cedar Communications.

Born and raised in Scotland, Jessica is a massive fan of exercising and keeping active outdoors. When at home she can be found running by the sea, swimming in it, or up a mountain. This continued as she studied and trained to become a PPA-accredited magazine journalist in Wales. And since working and living in London, she splits her time between weight training in the gym, trying new fitness classes, and finding scenic running routes. Jessica enjoys documenting this on her fitness-inspired Instagram page @jessrunshere where she loves engaging with like-minded fitness junkies.

She is a big fan of healthy cooking and loves learning more about this area with expert nutritionists she has met over the years. Jessica is a big advocate for building healthy relationships with food rather than building restrictive attitudes towards it. When she isn’t eating or running she also enjoys practicing yoga in her free time as it helps her to unwind and benefits her performance in other sports.