Next year’s Apple Watch might be getting a few new health-related features.
According to Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), the Apple Watch Series 8 will feature new health management functions including temperature measurement, a potentially huge step forward for Apple Watch’s health functionality.
This is something we’ve heard from other sources in the past, but Kuo’s certainty, given that he’s often accurate with these sort of stories, makes us believe this may be happening on the 2022 device.
Apple has been reportedly working on including temperature sensors in its products for some time. In fact, there are patents going back to 2014 that show the company has been focusing on this technology — albeit that was for headphones.
More recently, Patently Apple revealed the business has been registering ideas for measuring users’ temperature via both IR sensors in AirPods and on fabrics. The latter in particular is interesting for those interested in Apple Watch Series 8, as it implies we may see Watch bands housing the temperature measuring tech.
Currently, there are no concrete rumors regarding when the AirPods will have health features included, but Kuo believes it’ll happen in the next two years or so.
Apple is expected to announce the Apple Watch Series 7 later this month at its “California Streaming” event.