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Apple Watch Series 8 may tell you if you have fever!

This new report suggests that the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 will tell you whether you are running a fever. It will even suggest whether you should rush to the doctor too!

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:37 IST
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Mark Gurman’s latest report revealed the presence of a body temperature detection sensor on the Apple Watch Series 8. (Reuters)

The Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to make its debut in the fall of 2022. Though Apple hasn't revealed anything about this upcoming watch, several rumours and leaks have tried to paint a reliable picture of the upcoming Apple Watch 8. In a recent development, the Apple Watch 8 is tipped to feature a dedicated body temperature sensor that can detect if the user has a fever or not. As per the report of Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, you can expect some new health-tracking features from the next Apple Watch.

Earlier, Gurman reported that Apple has been planning to add a body-temperature detection sensor to its next Apple Watch series and now he believes that the feature will arrive in the standard Apple Watch Series 8 and a new rugged edition that's aimed at extreme sports athletes. Besides these, Apple is also expected to launch a new version of the lower-end Apple Watch SE, however, the body temperature sensor is unlikely to be available in it.

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Apple Watch Series 8 may detect fever

Gurman shed light on the new sensor that Apple Watch Series 8 may feature to detect fever. Well, it says that it may not give you a specific reading like a thermometer but it will be able to tell you if it believes that you have a fever. Not just that, in such a case, the Apple Watch will then recommend that you talk to a doctor or use a dedicated thermometer to check your specific body temperature.

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Sadly, believing Mark Gurman's claims, other hardware changes in the Apple Watch will probably be minor. “The Apple Watch is expected to retain the same general processing performance for the third year in a row—something that's never happened before either. I reported recently that the S8 chip inside of the Apple Watch Series 8 will match the 2021 S7 chip in performance, which was roughly in line with the S6 chip from 2020,” Gurman mentioned. However, it also suggests that keeping the same general processor in the Apple Watch will help to keep the cost down.

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First Published Date: 04 Jul, 15:23 IST
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