The Apple Watch Series 8 could just report if its user has a fever or not

For this Sunday, Mark Gurman continues his reflections on back-to-school products, starting with the Apple Watch Series 8. The latter should include a very interesting function: a body temperature sensor. This is highly anticipated, some will even regret that it did not arrive sooner with the pandemic.

On the other hand, others may be disappointed if the journalist’s predictions turn out to be correct: the temperature feature won’t give a specific reading—like a forehead or wrist thermometer—but it should be able to tell if it thinks you have a fever. She could then recommend that you consult your doctor or use a dedicated thermometer. This new sensor would therefore be similar to the one used to calculate theblood oxygen and would not give not necessarily accurate medical informationjust alerts.

By comparison, the smallest Fitbit got basic temperature tracking, via a software update last year (more or less detailed with the premium subscription). Also, we hope that the option proposed by Apple will be a little more substantial than a single indicationwhich does not seem won.

Temperature tracking on the Fitbit app

Mark Gurman seems to believe that the other hardware changes will be probably minor. For the rest, he maintains his previous predictions for September: a Series 8 (with the same S6 chip from Series 6 and 7), a new Apple Watch SE and a more robust version dedicated to more extreme sports…

Finally, it also touches lightly on the AirPods Pro 2, expected by the end of the year, adopting an analysis Conversely. Indeed, it lists all the lists that should not appear with this next generation, namely heart rate monitoring or the ability to determine body temperature.

Strategically, the function could not arrive on two different devices, in the same year. He also points out – some will cringe – that it is high time to see a new iteration arrive, the AirPods Pro having been launched at the end of 2019, their battery could be at the end of its life, or greatly reduced…

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