Apple’s next-generation AirPods Pro are expected to launch this year. Numerous reports about the Bluetooth earbuds have claimed that they will feature health-tracking capabilities including new sensors to monitor heart rate and temperature. However, a new report today suggests no major health sensors will be added to the AirPods Pro.
Next-generation AirPods Pro will not get any revolutionary health tracking features
In the latest edition of his “Power On” newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman revealed that AirPods Pro two are on track for release “later this year.” 52audio recently claimed that the new earbuds will be powered by an advanced U1 chip, fasting charging and a redesigned case that will look similar to the case of AirPods 3.
This years’ AirPods Pro are unlikely to get heart-rate monitoring. As I’ve been reporting for a while now, Apple is gearing up to launch new AirPods Pro later this year. It’s about time: If you purchased the original AirPods Pro when they launched at the end of 2019, your batteries may be nearing end of life—or at least their reliability is slipping.
Gurman today revealed that while both heart rate and body temperature monitoring” have been explored inside the company and could arrive one day,” neither feature ” is likely to arrive in the 2022 upgrade.”
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, though both enhancements have been explored inside the company and could arrive one day.
The original AirPods Pro were launched in October 2019 with an H1 chip, Transparency mode, Active Noise Cancellation, longer battery life, and more. An update to the Pro earbuds is well overdue.
Previous reports regarding the earbuds suggest they will feature design changes and improvements like an in-the-ear design for earbuds without stems, a slightly taller and less wide charging case, two different sizes models, and a metal loop on the charging case to attach a carrying strap.
TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in May revealed that the earbuds will retain the Lightning port for charging as some rumors pointed to the charging case featuring USB-C connectivity. AirPods Pro 2 are set to enter mass production in Vietnam in the second half of this year.