Registered in 2019 but just spotted, a patent filed by Apple with the USPTO (American body responsible for validating them) explains how to integrate a thermometer into a wearable. The Watch brand is not mentioned there, obviously, but it’s a safe bet that this type of improvement could indeed be in the boxes of the Series 7. The latter should be unveiled during a keynote at the end of the year.
If they ever saw the light of day, it wouldn’t be the first time that such systems have been integrated into our mobile devices. Thus, we can go as far back as the Samsung Galaxy S4 to find traces of similar products. At the time, however, the applications of this solution were quite limited, so that only a few independent developers ended up taking advantage of it.
Not for the Watch SE?
Note also that if a Watch were to be entitled to this change, it may be the high-end model only. Indeed, since the last version, Apple also markets a version at a reduced price but with fewer components. The blood oximeter is the most telling example at the moment, but may well not be the only one any time soon.
By: Keleops AG