After a swathe of rumors surrounding the addition of a blood glucose monitor and body temperature sensor in the Apple Watch Series 8, it seems highly unlikely that the device may have either of the two.
According to the latest details, Apple fans and watch users will seemingly have to wait longer for the features like body temperature, blood glucose monitoring, and the blood pressure sensor. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has noted “Don’t expect any of these soon, though. Body temperature was on this year’s roadmap, but chatter about it has slowed down recently. Blood pressure is at least two to three years away, while I wouldn’t be surprised if glucose monitoring doesn’t land until later in the second half of the decade.”
News reports say that Apple has still not disclosed the features and these above-mentioned features are still under development. Apple launched the Watch 7 series last year but, missed on these specific features. It was expected that Apple Watch 8 might see these features but we are still not sure about it.
Apple Watch 8 might skip all three of these features and we could probably see them coming in 2023 with the Apple Watch 9. But, “Chatter slowing down,” as Gurman puts it, doesn’t mean a body temperature feature is completely dead. Advanced health features, especially nascent ones like noninvasive blood pressure and blood glucose, will take a while before they’re ready for consumer use. And even when they are “ready,” they’ll probably have to go through the FDA clearance process.