A renowned analyst has shared a tip, saying that the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 could come with body temperature measurement support.
This was previously touted to come in the Apple Watch Series 7 but was dumped since the feature’s algorithm didn’t qualify before the EVT stage. Hoping that they work on the new generation of Apple Watch, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the body temperature measurement may be available in Watch series 8.
Body Temperature Measurement in Apple Watch
The Apple Watch series is one of the premium offerings from Apple, which contain a lot of health tracking and connectivity features to ease our lives. The current generation – Apple Watch Series 7 was previously touted to have a new body temperature measurement feature, but didn’t ship with it!
Having a meter of such is helpful, to know and act whenever there’s an abnormal spike or fall in the temperature. But this support was not available in Watch Series 7, since the feature’s “algorithm failed to qualify before entering the EVT stage last year,” says Ming-Chi Kuo, a popular analyst.
Apple canceled body temperature measurement for Apple Watch 7 because the algorithm failed to qualify before entering EVT stage last year. I believe Apple Watch 8 in 2H22 could take body temperature if the algorithm can meet Apple's high requirements before mass production.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) May 1, 2022
But, he also says that this could be coming in the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8, “if the algorithm can meet Apple’s high requirements before mass production.” The actual challenge is to get the precise body temperature measurement, which quickly varies depending on outside environments.
“A smartwatch can’t support core temperature measurement in terms of hardware, so it needs an excellent algorithm to work together.”
Since the wrist isn’t the ideal place to measure a body temperature, any algorithm that tries to make it happen there should be accurate and working at its best. Apple is also said to be shipping the Satellite Connectivity support in Watch Series 8.