Honor has now launched its Earbuds 3 Pro alongside its 100W charging-capable Magic 4 phone. The earbuds come with a built-in temperature monitoring technology.
Deeming the earbuds to be an industry-first technology, Honor has priced the device at €199 once the buds are released. Temperature monitoring, among other signals, has become especially important to tracking someone’s health during the pandemic, and checking your temperature at home using infrared ear thermometers is already widely available. Wearables incorporating temperature monitoring sounds like something that isn’t far off, and the idea even reportedly caught Apple’s eye while developing updates to its AirPods.
According to Honor, wearers can tap the buds three times to activate temperature monitoring, with continuous measurement and even an “abnormal temperature alert.” However, a footnote mentions that there are “not for any medical purpose,” and that for now, the device is for demonstration purposes only until it has been brought into compliance with related regulations.
Honor didn’t provide many details while announcing the earbuds at MWC 2022 but confirmed a few other features outside of the temperature monitoring. The Earbuds 3 Pro’s basic features include adaptive active noise cancellation (ANC) that will adjust for the wearer depending on their listening environment. The earbuds will have an 11mm dynamic driver with enhanced sound details and bass and claim to have up to 24 hours of battery life before their charging case is fully discharged. As it stands, fast charging can also provide two hours of music playback with just five minutes of charging.
Several reports have already suggested that Apple is also in the midst of working on a temperature-monitoring feature for its Airpods, and an earlier rumor mentioned temperature monitoring as a feature for the Apple Watch Series 7, but it wasn’t there when the device launched in September.