To reiterate the omission is Bloomberg’s Mark Gorman: The new wearable won’t indicate an accurate fever value, but will only recommend a thermometer
This fall, the new Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to take another step forward in monitoring user health and well-being. According to Mark Gorman in his weekly Bloomberg PowerOn newsletter, Cupertino may consider introducing a function on the wearable device to detect an abnormal temperature of a person.
However, the device will not be able to provide accurate fever data and that’s why He may advise you to take it with a thermometer or contact your doctor directly. A feature that doesn’t seem entirely new since Gorman himself actually talked about it last April, even if in the past months he has ruled out the possibility of introducing it.
at the moment It doesn’t look like the new sensor can get FDA approval To be able to appear as a medical device also to measure fever (which instead is already in the creation of the electrocardiogram). In this case, the situation looks similar to the blood saturation detection which was introduced in Apple Watch Series 6 only as a health related function.
(A little) other news
From the news gathered by the journalist appears instead a sensor to detect abnormal temperature It will be introduced both in the standard model of the Apple Watch Series 8, and in the new model with a more resistant chassis Specially designed for extreme sports enthusiasts. Its presence in the cheaper Watch SE has been sidelined for the time being.
The side of the program will appear watchOS 9 was introduced at the latest WWDC conference which will increasingly focus on health-related features Such as a record for atrial fibrillation, new sleep tracking patterns, and medication app to monitor medication intake.
On the other hand, Gurman does not expect any particular hardware innovations Series 8 which should have a processor capacity quite similar to that of its predecessors. In the field of health, a Bloomberg journalist then rules out that new versions of the Air Pods Pro may have features to monitor heart rate or body temperature itself.
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