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Honor has announced Earbuds 3 Pro that come with integrated temperature monitoring technology, a feature that has also reportedly been tested by Apple in AirPods prototypes.

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Market interest in building temperature measuring functions into earbuds has been mooted for some time now, as it could be useful for fertility tracking, keeping track of sleep, and in the future, it could also detect when a user has a fever.

Honor's $199 buds include a temperature sensor that combines with an AI temperature algorithm and can take a measurement that has about an 80% chance of achieving a ±0.3 degrees Celcius or less error, according to the company.

Tapping three times on the earbud can start a measurement, and a continuous measurement function is available. The Earbuds 3 Pro also feature an "abnormal temperature alert," although Honor's marketing materials stress that they are not for any medical purpose and still need to pass regulatory hurdles.

The earbuds hark back to an October 2021 report by The Wall Street Journal that claimed Apple is developing prototypes of AirPods with temperature sensors for monitoring a wearer's core body temperature from inside the ear.

The report noted that these in-ear temperature sensors could work in tandem with a rumored temperature sensor that could be included in this year's Apple Watch Series 8. However, individuals said to be familiar with Apple's plans told the The Wall Street Journal that AirPods with said health features are not expected to launch in 2022, and may never be released.

Honor unveiled its new noise-canceling Earbuds 3 Pro at MWC 2022 alongside its Magic 4 series of smartphones, "Pro" variants of which can be fast-charged wirelessly at 100W, allowing the phones to be charged to 50% in just 15 minutes. The Chinese company said it hoped to release its new products globally, but whether they will actually arrive in the US anytime is unknown.

Article Link: Honor Unveils AirPods-Like 'Earbuds 3 Pro' With Built-in Temperature Monitoring
 
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NotTooLate

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"80% chance of achieving a ±0.3 Celcius or less error" , what about the other 20% , is this 80% when its optimally placed in the ear ? I have a feeling that this 80% is the best case number and would not be anything remotely close to it in real life , but lets wait and see the reviews , at 200$ they have big competition to beat , but more options is always great to see !
 

MacWorld78

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I rather to have a body temperature monitoring via apple watch rather than earbuds.

In fact, the body does have amazing mechanism that can provide you indicator when something isn't right via internal feeling - but it is all depend on your consciousness & sensitivity.
 

alchemistmuffin

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The Chinese company said it hoped to release its new products globally, but whether they will actually arrive in the US anytime is unknown.
Doubt it. The company will, unfortunately, never set a foot in US market. The moment they set a single toe into US market, Apple Lawyer Teams are ready to go for massive patent and copyright infringement. And last thing the company wants to do right now is to start a huge diplomatic crisis.
 

kamilstudios

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I remember when Apple first announced the first gen Airpods / Pro, many peoples make jokes about the design. Now, there are a lot of Airpods design clones out there.
 
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