Apple unlikely to include health monitoring sensors in new AirPods Pro 2, says Gurman
Apple has long been rumored to be working on second-generation AirPods Pro, which many reports have claimed will include new health monitoring sensors, including heart rate and body temperature sensors to enable fitness tracking, however, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has cast doubt on these claims, noting in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter that neither feature is likely to arrive anytime soon.
Writing on Sunday, Gurman says “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,” noting how Apple has explored the idea of sensors in the earbuds, suggesting we may see health monitoring sensors added to future AirPods Pro iterations.
It is expected that the second-generation AirPods Pro will retain the original design of the first-generation that launched in 2019, with an updated wireless charging case on the cards with speakers to enable louder audio when users play a sound to locate their missing AirPods using Find My.
Reports have suggested that the new AirPods Pro will have support for Lossless Audio, something that currently requires a wired connection to headphones, receivers or powered speakers to listen to music without traditional audio compression.
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