The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 smartwatch is expected to be released in August this year and, according to rumours, could be equipped with a body temperature measurement function.

Galaxy Watch 5 could measure body temperature

By adding this feature, Google is likely responding to the current situation surrounding COVID, where it wants to give users an even better way to monitor their fitness, including health indicators such as body temperature. Samsung and Apple have so far delayed implementing this feature because they have failed to effectively address the distortion of measured value due to external factors such as ambient temperature generated during exercise and the like.

It seems that Samsung has developed a new technology that could solve this. It will probably use infrared thermometer technology for measurements. But for now it’s not completely certain. In addition to measuring body temperature with a smartwatch, Samsung could also implement infrared measurements in its Galaxy Buds headphones. Testing of such a prototype earbud has been completed and Samsung is reportedly preparing a release date. The Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch was released on August 11, so it’s likely that its successor, the Galaxy Watch 5, will arrive on a similar date.

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