San Francisco: Apple Watch 8 is rumored to arrive later this year and now a new report claims that advanced sensors to measure body temperature as well as blood sugar may not come to this year’s Watch. As The Verge reports, the Apple Watch Series 8 is unlikely to have a body temperature sensor, as per Mark Gurman’s ‘Power On’ newsletter.
Gurman wrote, “However, don’t expect any of this too soon. Body temperature was on this year’s roadmap, but talking about it has slowed lately. Blood pressure at least two to three years away.” While I wouldn’t be surprised if glucose monitoring doesn’t happen until later in the decade.”
The company is also working on the use of non-invasive blood glucose monitoring optical sensors. It will also provide users with a new method to find out the glucose level in their blood.
Apple is planning to launch three new Apple Watch models this year.
The 2022 Apple Watch lineup will include the Apple Watch Series 8, the second-generation Apple Watch SE, and a new ‘Xtreme Sports’ version.
Apple Watch SE 2 will be in line with the original SE model which was launched in the year 2020.
The original Apple Watch SE 2 has a similar design to the regular Apple Watch model, but lacks some advanced features such as an always-on display, blood oxygen sensor, and ECG functionality.
In addition, Apple is also planning an entirely new Apple Watch aimed at sports athletes. It will have a ‘rugged’ design which could have a case that is more resistant to scratches, dents, falls and more.
first published:Jan. 11, 2022, 7:08 p.m.