Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, the next smartwatch in the South Korean tech giant’s line of smartwatches, has been rumored to come with a thermometer feature that can be used to monitor skin temperature , which is useful for detecting early signs of infection and monitoring ovulation. However, it seems that Samsung will not be able to add this feature to its upcoming smartwatch. According to analyst Ming-chi Kuo, Apple is also trying to bring this feature to its next-generation smartwatch but has not been successful. Therefore, he believes that if Apple can’t do the same with its smartwatch, neither can Samsung.
Are known, SAMSUNG am having trouble coding the temperature reading algorithm for the Galaxy Watch 5, which is similar to Apple experienced when adding this feature Apple Watch 7 Series. However, this process is believed to be necessary to allow hardware sensors to provide accurate readings. Prior to reportagain by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuosuggested about Apple Working for includes the same feature for measuring body temperature inside Apple Watch Series 8. Kuo said that due to the lack of a qualified algorithm, Apple did not add the body temperature feature Apple Watch Series 7.
Kuo, via a tweet, stated that “Apple has abandoned the implementation of basal temperature results for this year’s 7th generation Apple Watch (seems like a luckier scenario next year). “) and speculated that Samsung won’t be able to do the same for the Watch 5.”
Samsung is also facing this challenge. Unlike previous media reports, I think that Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 in 2H22 may not support body temperature measurement due to algorithm limitations.
– (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) May 1, 2022
The challenge that both Samsung and Apple are facing is somehow related to the fact that skin surface temperature can vary depending on external factors. Meanwhile, both companies are working on hardware capable of reading surface temperatures to allow their smartwatches to have accurate readings.
Furthermore, Apple could win by solving this puzzle with the Apple Watch 8 Series ahead of Samsung and possibly bring the feature to market. Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 may offer other new features and designs, but if recent claims continue, the smartwatch may not come with a body temperature sensor.
A recent report declare that the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 could launch with a slightly larger battery for the 40mm and 44mm models compared to Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series. The report says that the 40mm Galaxy Watch 5 (EB-BR900ABY) will have a 276mAh battery, up from 247mAh (+29mAh). The 44mm larger Watch 5 (EB-BR910ABY) will have a 397mAh battery, up from 361mAh (+36mAh). The report adds that the Galaxy Watch 5 generation will not be announced until the second half of this year.