Apple Watch Series 8 May have fever detection feature

Apple’s upcoming flagship smartwatch may have a temperature sensor that detects if its user has a fever.

The Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to arrive late this year and have a body temperature sensor as part of its refresh. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the series 8 will have the technology on its standard and rumored rugged models. However, not all new units will have it.

Apple Watch Series 8

Gurman mentions that the temperature reading won’t be specific, but the watch will be able to tell if the user has a fever, then set a notification or recommendation to use a more accurate tool or to consult with a professional.

Furthermore, it’s claimed that the next Apple Watch will have the same chip as the Series 6 models, although the display is believed to be updated. The temperature sensor may be exclusive to the Apple Watch Series 8 model and not the SE edition.