According to ETNews, Samsung is working on adding a thermometer to the upcoming Galaxy Watch 5 series. This is useful for detecting early signs of COVID-19 and other illnesses that cause fever and for tracking the ovulation cycle.
It’s not the first watch to have a thermometer, but adding a sensor to the watch isn’t enough. Wrist skin temperature is greatly affected by external factors such as sunlight, making it difficult to read accurately. That’s why Samsung and other companies (e.g. Apple) do without the installation of sensors. However, South Korean publications report that Samsung has solved the problem.
In fact, Samsung is testing a prototype Galaxy Buds that can also measure body temperature, so body temperature tracking could be Samsung’s wearable theme this year. The prototype uses an infrared sensor to track the temperature of the eardrum.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 series is set to be announced in August, a year after the Watch 4 series was launched. It introduced an electrocardiogram sensor as a great health tracking upgrade.