On 7th September Apple unveiled the Apple Watch Series 8, an upgraded Watch SE. A high-end Ultra model is being offered as part of the 2022 line of enlarged wearables.
Apple Watch Series 8 features a new chip and temperature sensor that give women valuable insights related to their health. It also includes features like smart low-power mode, support for international roaming, and automobile crash detection.
Before you spend a lot of money on Apple’s newest smartwatch model, here are all the important details you might want to know about the Apple Watch Series 8.
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Apple Watch Series 8 cost and availability
More than 40 countries now offer the Apple Watch Series 8 for purchase. Pricing for the trims with cellular connectivity starts at $499. While the base model with GPS connectivity and a 41mm casing size is $399.
The price of the 45mm model starts at $429, while the cellular model is $529. One can avail Nike straps and modernized Hermes from the official website and the Apple Store mobile app.
Additionally the health-focused membership bundle costs $10 a month or $80 for an annual plan when purchased separately.
Apple Watch Series 8 design and band options
Apple is sticking to the design of the Series 7 once more, giving thin bezels along with a curved metallic casing. The ingress protection certification is once more IP6X, and Apple limits things to immersion in freshwater at a depth of 50 meters.
The watch should only be used for activities in shallow water. Scuba diving or water skiing are not recommended, as they involve high pressure and speed.
There are two versions of the Apple Watch Series 8: 41mm and 45mm, and you can choose between an aluminum or stainless steel case. The available colors on the table are RED, midnight, starlight, gold, graphite, and silver.
Temperature sensing is the best feature of the Apple Watch Series 8 upgrade. It is driven by two temperature sensors, one on the back of the watch and one directly below the screen.They monitor temperature changes while the user is asleep.
But these temperature sensors do not function like a thermometer. They are unable to provide consumers with temperature readings in degrees or information on fever symptoms.
More importantly, this information can be utilized to estimate the ovulation cycle. Moreover, it helps users to predict periods by alerting them to any possible cycle deviations. Temperature-sensing data combined with period tracking algorithms will benefit the target audience since irregular period cycles indicate conditions such as PCOS.
Car crash detection
With the Apple Watch Series 8, a noteworthy new feature is car crash detection.
It is particularly useful in life-threatening scenarios, such as head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, side-impact collisions, or when a car rolls over.
The watch tries to determine whether the wearer is safe after detecting any of the aforementioned accidents. If the injured user doesn’t respond after 10 seconds, the appropriate emergency service hotline is immediately called for assistance.