The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 may have a thermometer

Peter, 10 March 2022

Samsung is working on adding a thermometer to the upcoming Galaxy Watch5 series, according to ETNews. This will be useful for detecting early signs of COVID-19 (and other diseases that cause fever) as well as tracking ovulation cycles.

It won’t be the first watch with a thermometer on board, but just equipping a watch with the sensor isn’t enough. The skin temperature of the wrist is strongly affected by external factors like sunlight, which makes getting an accurate reading tricky. This is why Samsung and other companies (like Apple) have held off from including the sensor.

The current Samsung Galaxy Watch4 series The current Samsung Galaxy Watch4 series

The Korean publication reports that Samsung has cracked the problem, however. In fact, body temperature tracking may become something of a theme for Samsung’s wearables this year as the company is reportedly testing a prototype of Galaxy Buds that can also measure your temperature. The prototype uses an infrared sensor to track the temperature of your eardrum.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch5 series will be unveiled in August, claims the publication, a year after the Watch4 series launched (it introduced an electrocardiogram sensor as its big health tracking upgrade).

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Mar 2022
  • t7j

Battery life is fine. We need more innovations like better HR accuracy as in apple watch, blood sugar monitoring, temperature and faster and 100% accurate bp measurement

Then get an Apple watch. I prefer the metal "ring" around the watch dial, to protect the screen.

My Galaxy S4 had this. Watch5 has to have a teleporting service if I'm to be impressed.

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