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New Apple Watch Rumored to Have Temperature Monitoring

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Technical difficulties allegedly kept the feature out of the Apple Watch Series 7.

The next Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is just a month away in June 2022. During this conference, Apple is expected to reveal all of its newest gadgets and developments, with insiders expecting a particular appearance from the next iteration of the Apple Watch, the Series 8. According to one analyst, the Apple Watch Series 8 will have a feature that was originally planned for the Series 7, but didn’t quite make the cut.

According to tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch Series 8 will have the ability to actively monitor a wearer’s body temperature, which could be beneficial for health purposes. According to Kuo, “Apple canceled body temperature measurement for Apple Watch Series 7 because the algorithm failed to qualify before entering EVT stage last year. I believe Apple Watch Series 8 in 2H22 could take body temperature if the algorithm can meet Apple’s high requirements before mass production.”

“The challenge in implementing precise body temperature measurement is that skin temperature quickly varies depending on outside environments,” explains Kuo. “A smartwatch can’t support core temperature measurement in terms of hardware, so it needs an excellent algorithm to work together.”

Putting a temperature-monitoring algorithm together is undoubtedly the most difficult part of this process, but if Apple can make it happen, they’ll not only have a brand new feature for their devices, but they’ll be well ahead of the curve.

“I think Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 in 2H22 might not support the body temperature measurement due to algorithm limitations,” Kuo noted.