Apple Watch Series 8 to have a temperature sensor. Future AirPods to aid in managing health | Tech News

Apple Watch Series 8 to have a temperature sensor. Future AirPods to aid in managing health

  • Apple Watch Series 7 is tipped to come in new sizes of 41mm and 45mm. It could feature an all-new design inspired by the iPhone 12’s flat sides.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 20:17 IST
While we are yet to see the Apple Watch Series 7, a new leak for Watch Series 8 has appeared online.
While we are yet to see the Apple Watch Series 7, a new leak for Watch Series 8 has appeared online. (Unsplash)
While we are yet to see the Apple Watch Series 7, a new leak for Watch Series 8 has appeared online.
While we are yet to see the Apple Watch Series 7, a new leak for Watch Series 8 has appeared online. (Unsplash)

Apple is all set to unveil the iPhone 13 series at its California Streaming event on September 14. Alongside the iPhone 13 series, the company is tipped to launch its Watch Series 7 and the next-gen AirPods. However, that isn't stopping the future products' leaks from coming in While we are yet to see the Apple Watch Series 7, a new leak for Watch Series 8 has appeared online. It is tipped that the Watch Series 8 will offer new health management features. It is said that the future smartwatch could come equipped with a temperature sensor to measure body temperature.

Apple Watch Series 8 is said to have more health features onboard including a new temperature sensor. This feature would conveniently turn the Apple Watch into a thermometer on your wrist, which could be especially useful for detecting a fever, a common symptom of many illnesses. As per Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Debby Wu the Apple Watch Series 8 will likely gain the body temperature sensor. Further, The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler said the function would help with fertility planning.

Apple has been gradually giving the Watch more and more health features. Over the years, the Apple Watch has gained heart rate tracking, irregular heart rhythm notifications, the ECG app, blood oxygen measuring, fall detection, and more. In an interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the Apple Watch is still in "the early innings" in regards to the amo of sensors that could be built into the device. "Think about the amount of sensors in your car," said Cook. "And arguably, your body is much more important than your car."

According to analyst Kuo, future AirPods will provide health management functions, but he did not provide any specific details. As of now, the Apple Watch Series 7 is tipped to come in new sizes of 41mm and 45mm. It could feature an all-new design inspired by the iPhone 12's flat sides. Further, the device could come with a faster processor as well as include a flatter display. While a report earlier said that the Watch 7 won't have any big health upgrades “until at least next year,” the Nikkei report says that the upcoming wearable will add new features “such as blood pressure measurement.”

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First Published Date: 12 Sep, 17:37 IST
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