Apple has canceled plans to add a body temperature sensor to the Apple Watch Series 7, but the feature could come in the Apple Watch Series 8 instead, according to reputable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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In a tweet threadKuo explained that Apple originally intended to offer a body temperature measurement feature with the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ models, but the company abandoned the plans when the body temperature algorithm it had developed failed. didn’t meet the requirements before the device entered technical validation testing (EVT) last year.

Kuo thinks the upcoming ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ could feature body temperature monitoring, as long as “the algorithm can meet Apple’s high demands ahead of mass production.”

Apple’s problems with body temperature measurement are believed to be related to the fact that skin temperature varies rapidly depending on the environment, and since a smartwatch cannot monitor core body temperature using hardware, functionality is highly dependent on an algorithm that produces accurate results.

Kuo added that Samsung faces similar challenges with body temperature measurement, noting that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 may not come with a body temperature monitoring feature due to algorithmic limitations.

Kuo and BloombergMark Gurman has previously discussed how Apple Watches of 2022 are likely to offer body temperature monitoring capabilities, but rumors related to the feature have died down lately. Kuo’s comments today appear to raise further doubts about whether the feature will debut with the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ later this year.

For everything we know so far about the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌, check out our dedicated guide.

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