In a rapidly advancing tech industry, innovations are the norm. One such innovation is Google's exploration of heart-monitoring capabilities for ANC earbuds. Presently, most wireless earbuds lack this heart rate monitoring feature. However, Google believes that the incorporation of this feature is feasible without any added sensors. The process involves Audioplethysmography technology, which emits a low-intensity ultrasound signal from the earbud's speaker. Following this, the earbud's microphones capture the returning signal, enabling the assessment of the user's heart rate. The principles governing this technology have been well-documented in research publications.
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The notion of wireless earbuds possessing heart rate monitoring attributes is intriguing. Such a feature caters to those who prefer not to wear smartwatches but still wish to measure their heart rate seamlessly. Numerous individuals, especially mechanical watch aficionados, are reluctant to trade their classic timepieces for modern smartwatches. The best part is that this innovation leverages the existing hardware in today's wireless earbuds. There might be no significant changes required, perhaps only a software update to activate the heart rate monitoring function.
Although it's still uncertain when this feature will be incorporated into ANC earbuds, the technology must undergo rigorous regulatory reviews before its commercial release.