Posted: 6. Januar 2020 at 18:33 CET
No. The Apple Watch 5 will not take measurements of blood pressure, body fat or temperature, same goes for previous models like the Apple Watch 3 or Watch 4.
The Watch 5 (check latest price) will only read your heart beat and can also record an ECG when used with Apple’s Health App. The photo from our sister site InFAQ shows the pulse sensor (center, green) and the electrodes for the ECG: the dark gray pad in the crown and the half-circle segments at the bottom of the case.
Cheap fitness trackers from China (example) promise to measure the blood pressure but are in fact estimating it from pulse, age and weight. They also have to be calibrated before use with actual measurements. Data obtained with those devices can not replace a proper upper arm measument with a cuff (example).
As for body fat and BMI, a dedicated scale is required; our recommendation is Fitbit’s well reputed Aria 2 smart scale.
Still undecided? See price and latest ratings for the Apple Watch 5.
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