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Apple Watch Series 8 to Get Temperature Detection [Gurman]

Apple Watch Series 8 to Get Temperature Detection [Gurman]

Posted July 3, 2022 at 9:00pm by iClarified
The generation Apple Watch may be able to assess your body temperature, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

The feature is likely to make it into the regular Apple Watch Series 8 and the new rugged edition but not the new SE version.

In April, I reported that Apple has been aiming to add body-temperature detection to its Series 8 model, assuming the capability passes muster during internal testing. I now believe the feature is a go for both the standard Apple Watch Series 8 and a new rugged edition that’s aimed at extreme sports athletes. It’s unlikely to be available in the new version of the lower-end SE, which is also coming this year.

The body-temperature feature won’t give you a specific reading—like with a forehead or wrist thermometer—but it should be able to tell if it believes you have a fever. It could then recommend talking to your doctor or using a dedicated thermometer.

Other than the temperature reader, Gurman expects any other hardware modifications to be minor.

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Apple Watch Series 8 to Get Temperature Detection [Gurman]

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