Upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 will reportedly come with a body temperature sensor that can tell if you are having a fever, according to a report bloombergMark Gurman. Instead of giving you accurate readings, Gurman believes the watch should be able to detect a spike in body temperature, and then encourages you to talk to a doctor or use a thermometer.
Gurman says the body temperature sensor still has to pass internal testing, and if it does, Apple is expected to incorporate the feature into the Watch Series 8, as well as the rumored “rugged” one for extreme sports athletes. Smartwatch. The upcoming entry-level Apple Watch SE is likely to not feature a sensor.
Rumors of a new body temperature sensor have been doing the rounds for over a year now. Gurman earlier pointed to the possibility in June 2021, and later backtracked from his prediction in January this year. Then he reversed course once again in April, noting that we can expect a body temperature sensor “early this year.” Supply Chain Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also admits The sensor will make its debut later this year.
Gurman and. previous report of wall street journal Indicate that body temperature sensors can also be used to monitor fertility – changes in body temperature can help someone determine whether they are more likely to become pregnant, or predict Can guess when their period is going to happen. Gurman only mentioned fever detection in his most recent report, so it’s still unclear how (or if) Apple plans to add cycle-tracking capabilities.
Aside from the body temperature sensor, Gurman says any other changes to the Apple Watch’s hardware “will probably be minor” and also hints at the potential for better performance in the higher-end models. Gurman predicted last week that Series 8 processor performance would be similar to previous S7 and S6 chips — we won’t see an upgrade until 2023. In terms of health-tracking features on other upcoming devices, Gurman says the new model of the AirPods Pro, which is rumored to have a fitness focus, won’t come with temperature or heart rate detection this year.