Apple in the Apple Watch Series 7 did not put the sensor for measuring body temperature because the technology did not meet the quality requirements demanded by the company. However, the Series 8 version will finally be able to display the measurement of body temperature. For this, the algorithm will have to give the Cupertino company total certainty of quality.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the smartwatch now has all the capabilities to integrate this new health sensor. But…
Apple Watch Series 8 can cause the sensor to measure body temperature
Yes, there is always a downside when it comes to the quality that Apple wants to sell on its devices. Also because, as we know, it is this bet on sensors for health and well-being that has given the Apple Watch the importance and market power that it has acquired since its appearance.
The presentation of the Apple Watch Series 7 was, for many, a disappointment. There was talk of a completely new design and new sensors, such as the one to measure body temperature. The list of new features turned out to be much shorter, but giving up doesn’t seem like an option.
The Apple Watch Series 8 isn’t far away, and well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has something to reveal about this device.
In a post shared via Twitter, the analyst revealed some details about the latest version of the smartwatch. According to Kuo, Apple decided not to integrate said sensor into the 2021 smartwatch due to problems with the algorithm.
A year later, the hurdle may have been circumvented, meaning the Apple Watch Series 8 may indeed include a body temperature sensor.
(1/3) Apple canceled body temperature measurement for Apple Watch 7 because the algorithm failed to qualify before entering the EVT phase last year. I think the 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
The much-discussed algorithm is crucial, Kuo says. After all, the temperature is almost never taken at the wrist, so everything should work fine:
The challenge of implementing a sensor for accurate measurement of body temperature is that skin temperature varies rapidly depending on the external environment. In terms of hardware, a smartwatch cannot measure internal temperature, so it is crucial that the algorithm is perfect.
Says the analyst.
Although we are talking about this sensor, it will take about 5 months to find out whether or not there is a skin temperature measurement on the Apple Watch 2022.
There has also been talk of emergency communications via satellite, but all of this lacks reliable new technologies and, above all, the willingness of the user to pay for them.