Smartphones Now Feature Fever Detection Accurate to 0.3°C
Smartphones today offer a wide range of features, many of which were previously only found in computers. For instance, Huawei provides distance measurement, Apple offers car crash detection, and Xiaomi includes the “scan feature,” all of which are incredibly practical. In the latest news, it has been revealed that smartphones now support body temperature detection, with an impressive accuracy of ±0.3°C.
The first model to support body temperature testing is the Google Pixel 8 Pro. According to reports, Google has introduced a new feature in the latest update for the Pixel series—smart thermometer. This feature utilizes the phone’s built-in infrared sensor to detect the user’s body temperature, similar to the way a traditional thermometer is used. Users simply need to scan their forehead horizontally with the phone to measure their body temperature by scanning the temporal artery.
The Google Pixel 8 Pro can reportedly measure body temperatures within the range of 36.1°C to 40°C, with an accuracy of ±0.3°C. If this is indeed the case, it would offer more precise measurements than the typical forehead thermometers commonly used.
This smart thermometer feature on the Google smartphone is reminiscent of Xiaomi’s previous release of an infrared remote control. It may not seem essential, but it proves to be incredibly practical. Therefore, if the cost is feasible, it would be great if all smartphones could support this function. What do you think?