In the second half of this year, Samsung will unveil its next-generation Galaxy Watch 5 in the market. So far various leaks and rumors spread around the internet while the latest one claims that the upcoming Galaxy Wearable will not come with a body temperature measurement feature.
Recently, a known tipster Ming-Chi Kuo, shared a tweet, that shows that the company is facing some challenges while implementing the new feature in its next-gen smartwatch and the analyst believes that the company might ditch this feature in this year’s model.
According to the tipster, Samsung does not bring the body temperature measuring feature to the smartwatch is the difficulty of not getting the temperature measurement correctly on the wrist.
This seems a valid reason because the temperature of our arms is affected by many types of external factors such as extremely cold weather or exposure to direct sunlight, which can result in inaccurate readings.
However, bringing this feature to the watch would require a special algorithm rather than just the hardware, which is where Samsung faces a major challenge.
The challenge in implementing precise body temperature measurement is that skin temperature quickly varies depending on outside environments. A smartwatch can't support core temperature measurement in terms of hardware, so it needs an excellent algorithm to work together.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) May 1, 2022