Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 may feature a skin thermometer

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With the fusion of Google Wear OS and Galaxy smartwatch, the popularity of Google’s wearable platform and the sales of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has increased since last year. And while the device comes with fantastic fitness features and the inclusion of Google apps, there is still more room for improvement for the next iteration.

According to new reports, Samsung is working to introduce a skin temperature for the upcoming Galaxy Watch 5 smartwatch. With the impact of COVID-19, plans to bring a skin temperature sensor had been under development from companies such as Apple and Samsung. But it didn’t make it to the current line-up of wearables, due to reasons such as ambient temperature, the heat caused due to exercising, or while standing outside under the sun.

These external reasons can surely be a problem when trying to read accurate body temperatures. However, Samsung has reportedly developed a new sensor that can offer readings as accurately as possible. And the sensor is based on infrared technology. Interestingly, it appears so that the company is also working to implement infrared technology for the next Galaxy Earbuds.

The Galaxy Earbuds with the infrared sensor are capable of reading temperatures from your eardrums. That’s quite a selling point for fitness freaks and normal consumers out there. However, there is no information on when the Galaxy Earbuds will be released. The Galaxy Watch 5, on the other hand, is expected to be launched in the coming month of August.

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