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Apple Watch Series 8 might be able to tell if you have a fever

The next Apple Watch Series 8 will be able to tell a wearer if they think they have a fever due to higher than normal body temperature thanks to a new built-in sensor, according to Bloomberg’s reliable Mark Gurman.

Writing in the latest edition of his Power-Up BulletinGurman says the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ will feature a new body temperature sensor, given that the sensor passes Apple’s internal testing.

Gurman notes, however, that he thinks the sensor is “a trial run” for both the standard Series 8 and a new “rugged model” designed for athletes. Unlike a traditional dedicated thermometer, the Apple Watch won’t give users a direct reading of their current body temperature, but will directly alert users if they think they have a fever.

You can expect new health tracking features in this year’s Apple Watch. In April, I reported that Apple was aiming to add body temperature sensing to its Series 8 model, assuming the capability passes internal testing. I now believe this feature fits both the standard Apple Watch Series 8 and a new Rugged Edition aimed at extreme sports athletes.

In January, Gurman said internal chatter of a body temperature sensor for the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ had slowed down. Since then, enthusiasm for the feature has apparently grown within Apple, helping to push development forward. Apple has frequently added new health sensors and features to the Apple Watch, with the latest addition being the blood oxygen sensor in the Apple Watch Series 6.

Besides the new body temperature sensor, the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ is expected to retain the same design as the Apple Watch Series 7, including the same processor as Series 6 and 7. Gurman noted today that the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ could include updated screens. in high-end models.

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