Apple Watch Series 8 will be unveiled in a couple of months and one rumoured feature will be a new body temperature sensor that can tell if you’re running a fever.
According to Bloomberg, the Apple Watch Series 8 will alert you if you have an elevated body temperature, but it won’t give you an exact temperature reading – instead it will provide a notification that you’re warmer than usual and advise you to use a thermometer or see a doctor.
A normal body temperature is 36-37 degrees Celsius.
The most common causers for an elevated body temperature could be viral respiratory infections like colds, flu and COVID, an ear infection or gastroenteritis.
This new body temperature feature is reportedly going through the final stages of internal testing and will be included on Apple Watch Series 8 and possibly on a rumoured new rugged edition of Apple Watch for serious and extreme athletes.
But the cheaper Apple Watch SE will probably not include this new feature.
There are already several health features on the Apple Watch including an ECG, blood oxygen monitoring and 24/7 heart rate monitoring and notifications for abnormally high or low heart rates.
Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to have the same design as the Series 7 and will be unveiled in mid-September alongside the iPhone 14.