Garmin Connect reveals future skin temperature sensor integrations within Garmin smartwatches
Gadgets & Wearables has discovered a new entry in the Garmin Connect app that points towards a new health monitoring sensor being present in future Garmin smartwatches. As the screenshot below shows, Garmin has added 'Wrist Temperature' measurements within Garmin Connect. However, no smartwatch in its current product stack offers such functionality.
Thus, it appears that Garmin is working on a smartwatch with an integrated skin temperature sensor. The app does not provide any information about Wrist Temperature compatibility, making it unclear whether this feature will be exclusive to future smartwatches. For reference, Garmin recently added ECG support to the Venu 2 Plus, which we discussed last month.
The app does not reveal when Wrist Temperature monitoring will become active. Its appearance within Garmin Connect suggests that the company is close to bringing the feature to market, though. Currently, the Apple Watch Series 8 and Galaxy Watch5 series have temperature sensors, although you cannot use either to display current body temperature. Instead, Apple uses skin temperature data to improve menstrual cycle monitoring accuracy, while Samsung uses a comparable sensor primarily to aid sleep tracking precision. Incidentally, Garmin is expected to launch the Forerunner 265 and Forerunner 965 series soon, pricing, specifications and details of which we reported on earlier today.