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The Apple Watch Series 8 could let you know if you have a fever

The rumored sensor will likely make its way to the Apple Watch this year.

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A feature that could tell you if you have a fever is likely coming to the Apple Watch Series 8. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has been speculating about the potential temperature reading for months, and it looks like his predictions will come true.

In Gurman’s recent Power On newsletter, he spoke yet again about the potential of a temperature reader on the Apple Watch Series 8. At this point, he believes that the feature will be ready for the Series 8. The Apple Watch Series 8 will likely come in the fall of this year.

In addition to Gurman, market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also stated that they expect the feature in this year’s Apple Watch model.

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However, it doesn’t look like the new Apple Watch will be able to give precise temperature readings. Instead, it looks like it will simply be able to detect if a user has a fever.

It will likely only read that a body temperature is higher than normal. Then, it will suggest that wearers use a thermometer or contact a doctor for a precise reading.

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As of now, it looks like the feature will be available on both the Series 8 and the rumored rugged smartwatch from Apple. The entry-level Apple Watch SE will likely skip this feature.

Of course, these are just rumors until we hear an official announcement from Apple. The Apple Watch Series 8 will likely be announced in September alongside the iPhone 14.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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