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Apple Watch Series 8 might get the feature we wanted

The Apple Watch hasn’t varied too much in design since it was first released in 2015. However, the cyber accessory has had many digital features added over the years to make up for the lack of aesthetic change. And it looks like the next-generation update to the Apple Watch could be a game-changer.

Apple Watch Series 8 has been rumored to feature body temperature tracking. Not only will this give users even more insight into how their bodies are working, but it will also help monitor health, diagnose disease, and even track fertility (if you haven’t purchased an Apple Watch yet, so why not check out our roundup of the best Apple Watch deals?)

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Apple Watch Series 8 may feature body temperature tracking (Image credit: Apple)

The rumor about adding thermal tracking started with a tweet from an industry analyst Ming Chi Kuo, but it seems like it all depends on whether Apple gets the algorithm right in time. Kuo explains, “Apple canceled the body temperature measurement for the Apple Watch 7 because the algorithm was not qualified” and that “I think the Apple Watch 8 in 2H22 could take the body temperature if the ‘algorithm can meet Apple’s high requirements’.

While it’s still early days and the addition of temperature tracking is just a rumor for now, we’re excited to hear that Apple is working on some new features, especially as the changes in design potential seem so disappointing. In November, we were reportedly given a preview of the upcoming Apple Watch 8 and, with it looking incredibly similar to the Apple Watch 7 (see below), suffice it to say we were somewhat disappointed.

Render Apple Watch Series 8

What do you think of the potential look of the Apple Watch Series 8? (Image credit: LeaksApplePro)

We’ll have to wait and see if the Apple Watch Series 8 will finally sport the thermal tracking features, but in the meantime, why not refresh your current watch with one of the best Apple Watch bands? And if you’re wondering what else might be in store for the next generation Apple Watch, be sure to check out our guide to the Apple Watch Series 8.

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