One Drop is a compact blood glucose monitor that is compatible with the iOS Health app and the Apple Watch. The device is connected through Bluetooth and draws a small amount of blood to measure a user’s blood glucose level that can be tracked through the Health app. The company announced in September last year that the device was able to connect directly to the Apple Watch.
Apple is selling the device for $69.95 at a few of its physical stores. The company is also offering one year of free coaching from a certified diabetes educator through the One Drop app, Apple Insider reports.
The launch of One Drop in the Apple store is not the first time the company has sold glucose monitors. Apple previously sold the iBGStar meter but stopped sales after it switched from 30-pin connectors to Lightning connectors.
Apple was recently rumored to be testing a prototype of a blood sugar monitor and has also applied for patents for non-invasive glucose monitoring. The company tapped a roster of biomedical engineers in 2017 to develop the glucose monitors in a secret program.
Dexcom also reported earlier this month that it is launching updates for its G6 diabetes system and it plans to launch its direct-to-Apple Watch version over the next year.
The marketing of the One Drop in its stores could be a way for the company to start introducing diabetes management to the market, according to Apple Insider.