Monitor your M1 Mac's temperature and fan speed with Sensei

Sensei M1 Cooling Panel
Sensei M1 Cooling Panel (Image credit: Cindori)

Sensei Dashboard Promo

Sensei Dashboard Promo (Image credit: Cindori)

What you need to know

  • Mac monitoring app Sensei supports M1 Macs including temperature and fan monitoring.

Apple silicon is here and now you can watch what it means in terms of temperature and fans following an update to the Mac monitoring app Sensei. Spoiler: that M1 is cool and your fans don't spin up!

The new update's been out a couple of weeks at this point and by all accounts, it's been working perfectly. If you're lucky enough to have an M1-powered Mac or are planning on picking up something with Apple silicon inside, this is the app for you.

Sensei does a lot more than just tell you all about your temperature and fans, though.

Sensei Features

  • Performance Dashboard
  • Startup Speed Optimizer
  • Disk Cleaner
  • SSD Trim Enabler
  • HDD/SSD S.M.A.R.T Reporter
  • Disk Health Analyzer
  • Disk Benchmark
  • Disk Statistics Monitor
  • Partition Map Explorer
  • GPU Monitor
  • GPU Firmware Exporter
  • Detailed GPU/eGPU Reporter
  • Battery Health Analyzer
  • RAM Monitor
  • Thermal Dashboard
  • Fan Control (coming later in Q1)
  • CPU Monitor
  • Temperature Monitor
  • App Uninstaller

The updated Sensei is available as a free download for existing users. Everyone else getting in on the ground floor can pick it up now for $59 as a one-time purchase as a subscription of $29 per year.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.