Next Garmin Watches may Detect Driver Drowsiness

Today’s technology is achieving new heights with innovative solutions, and smartwatches are not behind in it. In previous years, smartwatches have witnessed advanced features in the health section as well as in other essential categories. In the last few years, we have received ECG, BP, SpO2, Fall detection, and a whole library of apps on the watches. Now, Garmin wants to go one step ahead with its new patent. The company has reserved a new patent that could save drivers from drowsiness. It has filed a new patent at the US patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the related technology.

As per the report, most of the accidents happens on the road because of the driver’s drowsiness. It is a serious issue, and it turns into serious injuries, or worse than that. This is what Garmin wants to change with its new patent.

The filed documents describe the heart rate sensor would track the essential information about beats per minute and heart rate variability. Both these factors will be enough to detect drowsiness in the user. Further, the GPS will tell the actual speed of the car or vehicle, mentions tech website Gadgets & Wearables.

Driver Drowsiness Detection

The final question arises, how the new feature will know you are driving the vehicle. There could be an algorithm to detect who is driving a car, or the users have to manually activate the function.

Garmin could launch this new essential feature on its Fenix 8 series devices, if not on the Fenix 7 series. At this moment, we can only wait to see the feature become live on Garmin smartwatches. later, we can see how accurate and useful it will become in real life.