Apple’s iPhone 14 event kicked off with the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 8 and we are here to review its specs, price and release date.
–iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max
–Apple Watch SE 2
–Apple Watch Ultra
–AirPods Pro 2
Apple Watch Series 8 specs
The new smartwatch is packed with a lot of interesting tools like a brand new temperature sensing sensor, crash detection feature, low power mode, and more.
Apple Watch Series 8 features the same Always-On display as previous generations in both 41mm and 45mm sizes. Apple has finally unveiled a new body temperature sensor after a year without any new sensor releases. The business claims that it can monitor temperature changes as small as 0.1 degrees Celsius and that it continuously monitors your temperature.
Apple claims that monitoring your body temperature over the course of an entire night can help you get insights into your ovulation cycle, which it can then utilize to improve the cycle tracking functionality of the watch for women who menstruate. The business claims that the watch itself encrypts this data.
According to the firm, the crash detection feature will only activate while you are driving, preserving the watch’s 18-hour battery life. Thanks to this new crash detection feature that functions similarly to fall detection, the Watch Series 8 will also be able to detect car crashes. The smartwatch will ask you if you’ve been in an accident before dialing 911. It makes use of modern technology that has more gyroscope sensors. Low power mode, which Apple is also implementing, increases the battery life of the watch to 36 hours.
The functionality will be available on older devices starting with the Series 4, as long as they are running watchOS 9. When the mode is enabled, the auto-workout tracking and always-on display are disabled, but activity monitoring and crash detection are retained. Cellular roaming is also coming to previous watches and the Series 8.
The Apple Watch Series 8 will be crucial for women’s health, as the company stressed out since it has two temperature sensors, one at the bottom and one at the screen, which track the ovulation cycle.
Series 8 will come in two finishes, aluminum and stainless steel, unlike previous models. The colors are shown below:
- Aluminum: midnight, starlight, silver, and product red:
- Stainless steel: silver, gold, and graphite:
Apple also disclosed that it would continue its collaboration with Hermès and Nike.
There are also new Apple Watch straps you can choose from:
The latest watchOS 9 upgrades will add new tools to the Apple Watch Series 8 including updated Workout and Medication apps, as well as new Watch Faces.
Apple Watch Series 8 price and release date
The new Apple Watch Series 8 has a starting price of $399 for the GPS version and $499 for the cellular version, with a battery life of 18 hours per day. For three months, Apple offers new users Apple Fitness+. Pre-sales began today, and general sales are scheduled to begin on September 16.