From providing support to improve yoga poses to monitoring cardio, the venerable AirPods could soon rival the Apple Watch in health features, if a string of leaks and pending patents is any indication. there is.
Gurman doesn’t speculate what hearing data the new feature might collect, but he suspects the earbuds could be used in conjunction with the iPhone for standardized hearing tests.
What’s encouraging about these rumored new features is that they may not be exclusive to the upcoming AirPods. Current models already have speakers and a microphone. That means these new health smarts can be added to your existing earbuds via firmware update.