Apple Watch Series 7 was first rumored to get the new body temperature sensor last year, but as we all know, this feature didn’t make the cut, as did a complete redesign of the watch.
Now, for the Apple Watch Series 8, it seems that the wearable device could present this sensor with an important condition, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
in a thread Shared by the analyst on his Twitter, Kuo says that “Apple canceled body temperature measurement for Apple Watch Series 7 because the algorithm did not qualify before entering the EVT stage last year. I think Apple Watch Series 8 in 2H22 could take body temperature if the algorithm can meet Apple’s high requirements before mass production.”
With that in mind, Kuo’s report corroborates the stories shared by Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal about the upcoming body temperature measurement sensor in the Apple Watch Series 8. Since the wrist is not the place where people usually measure their body temperature, an accurate algorithm is more than necessary for this sensor to work.
“The challenge in implementing accurate body temperature measurement is that skin temperature varies rapidly based on outside environments,” Kuo explains. “A smart watch can’t support core temperature measurement in terms of hardware, so it needs a great algorithm to work together.”
The analyst also brings an example of what Samsung is facing. “Unlike previous media reports, I believe the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 at 2H22 may not support body temperature measurement due to algorithm limitations.”
Only time will tell if the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature a body temperature measurement sensor. Here you can find what we expect Apple to add to the new Watch model this year.
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