Apple has been reported to include a new body temperature monitoring feature that Apple withdrew to add in the Apple Watch Series 7 due to the algorithm’s failure to qualify it.
Recently, Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Watch 5 has also been rumored to come with a thermometer sensor feature, and now Apple is also planning something decent.
Around six months ago, the company launched the Watch Series 7, and after several months its next series will launch, but its new health features started getting rumored.
Apple Watch Series Might Come with Body Temperature Feature
Earlier, it failed to surpass the software algorithm in the previous series. Still, they utilize its physical sensor and software algorithm to perform better and give accurate readings.
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
This feature is hard to implement due to algorithm limitations, and skin temperature changes speedily cause it depends on outside environments. As a result, the smartwatch can’t support core temperature measurement.
But, Apple is working on this feature to work correctly with a new processor or new sensors. Also, Apple is known for breaking the competition and getting ahead of competitors.
As recently, we have seen their Watch’s Heart Rate feature saves someone’s life which is a big thing for the company, Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared about this on Twitter and said to improve Apple Watches with more health features.
Further, Kuo also suggested that another smartwatch company, Samsung, is also dealing with the same problem by adding temperature features to their smartwatch as an impact we might not see in Galaxy Watch 5.
On the other side, Apple has started selling refurbished versions of the Apple Watch Series 7‘s 41mm aluminum model & 45mm aluminum models, and there are also several color options available.