AirPods Pro 2 No Longer Expected to Feature Built-In Heart Rate or Body Temperature Sensor

While past rumors have indicated the upcoming second-generation AirPods Pro will feature a built-in heart rate and body temperature sensor, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has cast doubt on those rumors turning out to be true, saying instead such a feature is unlikely to come anytime soon.

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"Over the past few months, there have been rumors about this year's model gaining the ability to determine a wearer's heart rate or body temperature. I'm told that neither feature is likely to arrive in the 2022 upgrade," Gurman writes in his latest Power On newsletter. Gurman adds that both features have been explored within Apple and could arrive someday.

Just last month, a rumor from 52Audio said that the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 would be able to measure heart rate and body temperature from within the ear. That same report said the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 would feature USB-C, an updated H1 chip, and Find My functionality. It remains to be seen if other aspects of the report will turn out to be accurate.

Apple has not given the ‌AirPods Pro‌ any updates since its launch in 2019 other than a new MagSafe charging case last fall. Apple is widely expected to announce a new version of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ later this year, possibly around the time it launches the iPhone 14 and new Apple Watch models this fall.

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Top Rated Comments

nfl46 Avatar
24 months ago
As expected.

Let me guess, we won’t get all those cool health features in the Series 8 either? It’s always next year, then the following year and so on…
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calstanford Avatar
24 months ago
I am old. I remember the day when Apple surprised us with new features ("One more thing") rather than months long rumors that become 'no feature at all' when the actual product comes out.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StupidOpinion Avatar
24 months ago
airpods have no place having these features in the first place. these features are definitely something that the watch should be taking care of.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
24 months ago
Honestly these devices are so small I don’t want this crap taking up space inside and wasting development time at Apple. If you want those features, get a fitness tracker or Apple Watch.

I’d rather they focus on improving sound quality, battery life, noise cancellation, fit and finish, controls, water resistance, and precise find my integration. None of those things are bad currently but taken together as a whole are a considerable upgrade. AirPods IMO are one of the more underrated Apple products. I put them up there with the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple Silicon in terms of best products of the last 15 years.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
24 months ago
At this point, we'd be lucky if we get body temperature on an Apple Watch much less AirPods Pro 2.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
paulovsouza Avatar
24 months ago

I am old. I remember the day when Apple surprised us with new features ("One more thing") rather than months long rumors that become 'no feature at all' when the actual product comes out.
I think rumor culture is to blame not Apple. We’re disappointed because we’re expecting things from what rumors are saying, not Apple. You want to be surprised, and have reasonable expectations, don’t read any rumors.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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