According to documents seen by The Wall Street Journal, Apple is developing AirPods with new health features that leverage sensors to monitor temperature and posture.
Prototypes of AirPods with temperature sensors for monitoring a wearer’s core body temperature from inside the ear are being developed. The report noted that these in-ear temperature sensors could work in tandem with a temperature sensor in the Apple Watch Series 8.
Apple released its “Conversation Boost” feature for AirPods Pro last week, which boosts volume and clarity of people directly in front of the wearer. It is not clear if the new hearing aid functions being explored by Apple are an extension of Conversation Boost or a wholly different hearing aid-specific feature.
Individuals said to be familiar with Apple’s plans too the The Wall Street Journal that the AirPods with health features are not expected to launch in 2022, and may never be released.
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