Looks like the new second-generation AirPods Pro won’t feature a built-in heart rate and body temperature sensor.
The rumour was debunked by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman who said that such a feature was unlikely to come anytime soon.
‘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,’ wrote Gurman in his latest Power On newsletter.
He added that Apple is exploring both features so you might not want to write it off just yet.
Last month, a rumour from 52Audio said that the AirPods Pro 2 would be able to measure heart rate and body temperature from within the ear.
The report also said that the AirPods Pro 2 would feature USB-C, an updated H1 chip, and Apple’s handy ‘Find My Airpods’ functionality.
It’s unclear which of these will feature in the final product that is expected to be announced later this year.
Since its launch in 2019, the Airpods Pro has not had a major redesign other than a new MagSafe charging case last fall.
Apple is set to release several new devices between this fall and the beginning of 2023, including four iPhone 14 devices and three Apple Watches. A pair of refreshed AirPods Pro buds could likely join the list.