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Apple Watch Series 8 can reportedly take your temperature

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In the new edition of his Sunday newsletter, esteemed journalist Mark Gurman says the Apple Watch Series 8 can tell if someone has a fever. It was previously reported that the The Watch 8’s temperature sensor would only help with fertility planning.
Unlike conventional thermometers, smartwatches cannot measure the core body temperature and therefore must use an algorithm to determine a person’s precise temperature. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had previously said that Apple had perfected the algorithm.
Gurman indicates that Apple has given the green light to the watch’s body temperature sensing feature and that both the Watch Series 8 and the rumored rugged edition will be equipped with the sensor. The the cheaper SE model probably won’t have it.
The feature doesn’t apparently give you a specific reading, but it can tell you if you have a higher-than-normal temperature and make recommendations regarding talking to a doctor or using a special thermometer.
Gurman indicates that this will be the most exciting hardware feature of the Apple Watch Series 8. According to previous rumors, the Watch may have a chip similar to the Watch Series 7, which had a chip based on the processor of its predecessor. Apparently Apple neglecting non-Mac chips due to the M-series processors that power the computers and some iPad models.
The new watch could also have a brighter screen. It’s not entirely clear whether the new wearable will show off a flat-edge design, but rumors point in this direction.
Other rumored specs include a new power-saving mode for apps and features, an improved version of the atrial fibrillation detection feature, satellite capabilities, new watch faces, and more types of workouts.
Gurman has also revealed that the upcoming AirPods Pro probably won’t get a heart rate reading, but Apple has explored the possibility, so it could arrive one day.

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