The Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to add body temperature monitoring, allowing additional health and fitness tracking.
Apple is testing the next generation of Watch Series 8 with body temperature sensing capabilities. The information comes from highly dependable Ming-Chi Kuo of TFI Securities, which claims that a new sensor may be added to the upcoming Apple Watch.
According to the analyst , Apple is working tough to fine-tune algorithms in the next smartwatch that will allow users to measure body temperature. A Bloomberg report from last year claimed that Apple “aims to put a body temperature sensor” in the Series 7. “Apple canceled the Apple Watch 7’s body temperature measurement because the algorithm failed before entering the EVT phase final year,” Kuo says. EVT stands for Engineering Validation Test. Simply put, last year's mannequin failed to pass the test due to software issues.
Tech companies have faced hurdles in monitoring body temperature in smartwatches. “The challenge in implementing an accurate measurement of body temperature is that skin temperature varies rapidly depending on outside environments,” Koo tweeted.
Samsung is another company that plans to cause a body temperature monitoring feature to its upcoming Galaxy smartwatch, which is due to launch in the second half of the year. The algorithm seems to be the problem here.
Over the years, the Apple Watch has gained numerous healthy features but recently that speed has slowed down. Monitoring body temperature would be a logical step provided Apple wanted to use its smartwatch as a health device. Think about the effect of the feature on the elderly or pregnant woman.
Apple is said to be working on three new smartwatches for this year, a new flagship 8 Series, an updated version of the Watch SE, and an all-new durable Apple Watch designed for serious athletes. All three new Apple Watch models are expected to arrive at the same time as the iPhone 14.