Apple Watch Series 8 would be able to detect if you have a fever

According to a report by Bloombergis Mark Gurman. Instead of giving you an exact reading, Gurman thinks the watch should be able to detect a spike in body temperature and then encourage you to speak to a doctor or use a thermometer.

Gurman says the body temperature sensor has yet to pass internal testing, and if it does, Apple should incorporate the feature into the Watch Series 8, as well as the “ruggedized” smartwatch for extreme sports athletes. However, the next entry-level Apple Watch SE probably won’t have the sensor.

Rumors of a new body temperature sensor have been circulating for over a year now. Gurman first pointed to the possibility in June 2021, then backtracked on his prediction in January this year. He then reversed course once again in April, noting that we can expect a body temperature sensor “as early as this year.” supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also believes the sensor will debut later this year.

Previous reports by Gurman and The Wall Street Journal indicate that the body temperature sensor could also be used for fertility tracking – changes in body temperature could help a person determine when they are most likely to get pregnant or predict when they are going to have their period. Gurman only mentioned fever detection in its most recent report, so it’s still unclear how (or if) Apple plans to add cycle tracking capabilities.

Besides the body temperature sensor, Gurman says any other hardware changes to the Apple Watch “will likely be minor” and also hints at the possibility of an improved display in higher-end models. Gurman predicted last week that the 8-series processor would have the same level of performance as the previous S7 and S6 chips – we probably won’t see an upgrade until 2023. In terms of health tracking features on d Other devices to come, Gurman says the new AirPods Pro model, which is said to be fitness-focused, likely won’t arrive with temperature or heart rate sensing this year.


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