Apple Watch Series 8 may be able to detect user heat generation with temperature sensor

It is reported that Apple Watch Series 8, which is expected to appear in the fall of 2022, will be equipped with a temperature sensor and may be able to detect the user's heat generation.

Gurman: Apple Watch Series 8 to feature body temperature sensor

Apple Watch Series 8 may detect user's fever with temperature sensor | AppleInsider

Apple Watch Series 8 will include temperature detection as part of its annual update, reports Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who is familiar with Apple-related leaks. According to Gherman, the Apple Watch to be announced in 2022 will include two models, a standard Series 8 model and a more rugged model, as well as a new model of the Apple Watch SE that can be purchased cheaply. Of these, only two Series 8 models have a body temperature detection function.

Regarding the body temperature detection function added to Apple Watch Series 8, German said, 'It does not have a function to display the detailed body temperature detected to the user, it should be a function to notify when the user has a fever.' It is written. In other words, the body temperature detection function is not a function to accurately read the body temperature, but only a function to detect fever, and after detecting fever, it is recommended to 'use a dedicated thermometer' or 'see a doctor'. It seems that it will be done.

At the time of writing the article, the body temperature detection function implemented in the Apple Watch is similar to the blood oxygen concentration measurement function that appeared in Apple Watch Series 6, 'Although you can see what is happening in the body, medical information is not always available. It's not always something that can be done, 'points Apple-related media 9to5mac.

If you read the following article, you can see what it will look like if you actually use the 'Blood Oxygen Wellness App' that can measure blood oxygen concentration on Apple Watch.

Summary of how to use 'Blood Oxygen Wellness App' that can measure blood oxygen concentration with 'Apple Watch Series 6' --GIGAZINE

Of the various detection features implemented on Apple Watch, only the ECG app has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and regulators around the world. So, while Apple can advertise that it can measure ECG with the Apple Watch, it doesn't seem to be able to advertise that it can measure blood oxygen levels.

German predicts that other hardware updates will be 'minor,' pointing out that the built-in chip will be the same S6 chip as the Apple Watch Series 6. If the Apple Watch Series 8 were to be equipped with the S6 chip, it would be the first time in the history of the Apple Watch that the same chip would be installed for the third consecutive year.

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