Apple AirPods 2 with health-monitoring functions are coming in first half of 2019

first_img Shweta Ganjoo New DelhiJanuary 24, 2019UPDATED: January 25, 2019 10:08 IST HIGHLIGHTSApple will launch Apple AirPods 2 in first quarter of 2019.Apple AirPods 2 will come with health monitoring features.Apple AirPods 2 will also feature a brand new design.It has long been known that Apple is working on the second generation of its wireless Bluetooth earphones- the Apple AirPods. Last year, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple could launch AirPods 2 along with a wireless charging case in the first half of 2019. And now, a new report seems to corroborate Kuo’s prediction about the launch of the Apple AirPods 2.According to a report by Digitimes, Apple will launch AirPods 2 sometime in the first quarter of 2019. What’s more? The report states that the AirPods 2 will come with a brand new design that will enable the wireless earphones to monitor various health-related metrics and carry out health monitoring functions.Notably, this is not the first time that we have been hearing about the Apple AirPods 2 getting health monitoring features. Last year the second-generation AirPods were seen listed on the Bluetooth certification site, Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The listing on the site revealed that the AirPods 2 will not only come with the latest Bluetooth standard, that is the Bluetooth 5.0, but they will also come bundled with a host of new and interesting features. The list of features that are expected to make it to the Apple AirPods 2 includes active-noise cancellation and biometric measurement.Additionally, trademark filings filed last year also reveal that the AirPods 2 will come something that is being described as the “wellness sensors”. Essentially, these are a group of sensors that will enable the device to monitor a host of health-related details such as heart-rate, body movement and calories burnt among others. Apart from the wellness features, the Apple AirPods 2 are also tipped to come with features that track, monitor, store, report and transmit biometric data.advertisementInterestingly, a Bloomberg report last year said that Apple would launch three new variants of its AirPods, two of which will be launched in 2019 with water-resistance technology, a wider operational range and heart rate monitoring function. The report noted that while the water-resistance feature may not make the AirPods 2 suitable to be put during swimming, it would make them resistant to rains and sweat.Apple introduced a host of advanced health related features such as ECG and fall-detection to its Watch Series 4 that was launched alongside the three new iPhones- iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max-in September last year. So, it would make make sense for Apple to bring health-monitoring features to its Apple AirPods 2 and complete its ecosystem.ALSO READ: | Apple working on two high-end AirPods for 2019ALSO READ: | Apple AirPods 2 appear on Bluetooth SIG certification site with healthcare featuresALSO READ: | Amazon, Google might be working on Apple AirPods competitors: ReportGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShweta Ganjoo Tags :Follow AppleFollow Apple AirPods 2 Apple AirPods 2 with health-monitoring functions are coming in first half of 2019Previous reports have suggested that the Apple AirPods 2 will sport a brand new design and come with water-resistance technology and feature the ability to measure health-related data.advertisementlast_img read more