Google is preparing to deploy the Pixel 8 Pro thermometer for medical use

The Fitbit app is on track to integrate with the Pixel 8 Pro’s built-in thermometer, which could make this possible Track body temperature over time or capture readings manually.

Currently, the Pixel 8 Pro’s thermometer can only measure the surface temperature of an object. However, Google has requested approval from health authorities to enable body temperature measurement.

Now interesting clues have been discovered in it Latest update to the Fitbit app (version 4.06.7) suggests possible compatibility with the Pixel 8 Pro’s thermometer. The code mentions the ability to share thermometer data with the Fitbit app.

Users have the option to decide whether the sensor shares its data with the app by simply tapping a card that appears on the Fitbit app’s Today screen. This integration could allow Pixel 8 Pro owners to monitor their body temperature directly from the Fitbit app, providing valuable information about their health and well-being.

In addition, if necessary, you can also enter your data manually through the application. However, to use this feature, you need a Google account. Once you’re logged in, simply save your data and your temperatures will appear as a graph in the Fitbit app. This way you can easily observe how your temperature has changed over time.

Should this come to fruition, The Pixel 8 Pro’s thermometer could be a lot more useful than it currently is. Your body temperature is a sign of whether you have a fever, and a fever is a sign that you may be sick. Knowing this information could even affect the type of medical help you receive.

But we can’t be sure this will happen until Google receives health approvals. Until then, Google won’t be able to display your body temperature with the Pixel 8 Pro, even if the device is capable of doing so.

Some smartwatches already have infrared temperature sensors inside. These sensors are currently used for features such as sleep tracking and menstrual cycle prediction.

However, wearable device manufacturers are very cautious about not directly displaying sensor readings as body temperature. Otherwise, people could be encouraged to use it for medical purposes, such as diagnosing fever, even if these devices are not intended or approved for medical use.

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