Apple’s new Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Ultra are all now available for pre-order on Apple’s online store. After completing pre-orders today, the Series 8 and SE will ship on September 16, while the top-of-the-line Ultra will not be available until September 23.
The Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE were both announced at today’s “Far Out” event. 8 Series features a larger display with curved edges, a new temperature sensor, ovulation monitoring for women, crash detection, improved battery life and more.
The second-generation Apple Watch SE comes with a new S8 chip, collision detection and new color options. Both Apple Watch models are also being introduced with a range of new bands, including new colors for the Sport Loop and Nike Sport Loop.
Finally, Apple announced the new Apple Watch Ultra, which has a 49mm titanium case with the brightest Apple Watch display to date, as well as a larger digital crown and additional feature buttons. It features 36 hours of battery life, a new dark mode, a newly designed watch face, a built-in under-taxed depth gauge, new dual-band GPS, and much more.
Pricing starts at $399 for the GPS version and $499 for the LTE version of the Apple Watch Series 8. Aluminum is available in Midnight, Starlight, Silver and Product (RED) shades, and stainless steel options include silver, gold and graphite.
The Apple Watch SE GPS version starts at $249 and the LTE version starts at $299 and includes Silver, Midnight and Starlight colors.
The Ultra starts at $799 with only one size option and only a cellular option. Apple also introduced new rings for hikers, divers and runners called the Alpine Ring, Ocean Ring and Backcountry Ring.