Although there have been prior speculations that the next second-generation AirPods Pro will include a built-in heart rate and body temperature sensor, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has put doubt on those rumors, claiming instead that such a feature is unlikely to emerge anytime soon.
“Rumors about this year’s model getting the capacity to gauge the wearer’s pulse rate or body temperature have been circulating for the previous few months. Both features are unlikely to be included in the 2022 upgrade, I’ve been told “In his most recent Power On newsletter, Gurman says. Gurman says that Apple has looked into these functions and that they might be released eventually.
The AirPods Pro 2 reportedly have the ability to analyze body temperature and heart rate from inside the ear, according to a 52Audio rumor that surfaced just last month. The AirPods Pro 2 would have Find My capability, an upgraded H1 processor, and USB-C, according to the same claim. It will be interesting to see if the report’s other claims prove to be true.
Since the AirPods Pro’s arrival in 2019, Apple has only released a new MagSafe charging case (last fall). A new version of the AirPods Pro are anticipated to be announced by Apple later this year, possibly at the same time as the iPhone 14 and new Apple Watch models this fall.