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Apple Watch Series 8 Might Detect Your Fever

Apple keeps bringing new innovations to the Apple Watch with each new model. NerdSimple looks at the most recent rumored innovation said to be body temperature tracking.

The next Apple Watch (Series 8) will possibly include a body temperature sensor that will warn you when you’re coming down with a fever, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The Series 8 won’t provide an exact reading as we expect it may be challenging to accurately measure body temperature depending on a variety of conditions, but it could send a notification that prompts you to see a doctor or use a dedicated thermometer.

Gurman says other changes to the Series 8 “will probably be minor.” He suggests the wearable will feature the same processing power as the Series 7 and Series 6. He also mentions that higher-end Series 8 models could include an improved display. Another device that reportedly won’t come with many upgrades is the second-generation AirPods Pro.

This isn’t the first time Mark has brought up the possibility of the Series 8 including a body temperature sensor. He first mentioned Apple was working on the feature back in 
Summer 2021, reporting that it would likely arrive with the company’s 2022 wearable lineup. He backtracked on that prediction in January, warning fans that blood temperature monitoring was among a handful of capabilities that were a few years away.

However, a few months later, he said the Series 8 would include a 
body temperature sensor, provided the feature passed Apple’s internal testing guidelines. Now, writing in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman says he believes the feature is “a go” for the standard Series 8 and the oft-rumored rugged edition Apple is creating for extreme athletes.

Watch NerdSimple for more updates on this and other technology 
news on wearables.

Mitch R.
Mitch R.
Mitch was a nerd at birth. He took up console gaming in the Atari days and PC gaming in 1990. By day he works as a Solutions Architect for a major telecom company and does ASP.NET Core/Blazor/C# as side gig. Does the man ever sleep? No. He doesn't. Coffee is life.

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