According to Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s speculated body temperature sensing capability is likely to be included in the Apple Watch Series 8 because of software difficulties that prevented it from being included in the Series 7.
Apple Watch fitness tracking sensors and capabilities have been the topic of several speculations, with body temperature reading being one of the most famous. With an eye on its inclusion in the Apple Watch Series 8, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that it may have been an Apple Watch Series 7 feature had the company’s algorithms been successful.
On Sunday, Kuo tweeted that “Apple discontinued body temperature measurement for Apple Watch 7 since the algorithm failed to qualify before starting the EVT stage last year.” Before a design can get closer to production, a procedure known as Engineering Validation Testing is used to test hardware features.
Despite not having seen the Series 7, Kuo says, “If the algorithm can match Apple’s rigors standards before mass production, I think Apple Watch 8 in 2H22 might measure body temperature.”
Despite the fact that it seems to be a simple job for a gadget to do, Kuo explains how tough it is for Apple to solve. It is difficult to accurately monitor body temperature since the skin temperature changes so fast in response to external factors, an analyst explains.
Because a wristwatch doesn’t have the technology to allow core temperature sensing, “an good algorithm is needed to function in tandem.”
As Kuo goes on to say, Apple isn’t the only company dealing with this problem: “Samsung is also confronting this dilemma.” In late 2022, Kuo thinks that Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 may not have the same function “due to algorithm restrictions.”