Apple Watch Series 8 might feature body temperature measurement: Kuo

Many speculations have swirled about the Apple Watch Series 8’s upcoming body temperature sensor. Ming-Chi Kuo an Apple analyst, said that Apple had planned to add the body temperature sensor to the Watch Series 7 but could not because it couldn’t optimise its algorithm. The tech company is likely to make it available in its next watch series.

Apple Watch Series 8: Temperature sensor

Kuo claims that the Apple Watch Series 8 will include a temperature sensor. It will produce readings in 2H22, if Apple meets its strict requirements prior to mass production. Similar speculations were made by Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg.

Kuo also shared details about the difficulties the company faces in the tweet. Kuo tweeted that “the challenge in implementing precise temperature measurement is skin temperature rapidly varies depending upon outside environments.” The smartwatch cannot support core temperature measurements in hardware terms, therefore it requires an algorithm that works well together.

Apple must be 100% satisfied with the Apple Watch Series 8’s quality before mass production. Kuo also revealed that Samsung had encountered the same issue. The Galaxy Watch 5 will be equipped with an integrated thermometer. Kuo tweeted that “I think Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (2H22) might not be able to support the body temperature measurement because of algorithm limitations.”

The Apple Watch Series 8 will get a faster chip, better activity tracking features and sleep tracking. The smartwatch’s design might be unchanged, even though it will get larger. Previous reports suggest that the Watch Series 8 might get car crash detection.

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Conclusion

Apple has not yet released details on the body temperature sensor, but Kuo believes that the Apple Watch Series 8 will include a temperature sensor. It will produce readings in 2H22, if Apple meets its strict requirements prior to mass production. The problem with precise body temperature measurements is that the skin’s