Apple today announced the updated Apple Watch Series 8 at its “Far out” event, which includes a similar form factor to the Series 7 but includes a larger display that brings updates to health, security, connectivity and more. The new Apple Watch 8 Series has a larger screen, the same basic design, a new watch interface, and a brighter screen thus making it easier to read with the wrist down.
The biggest change is the introduction of a new temperature sensor that combines features built around health research and privacy. At night, the watch takes 8 wrist temperature samples every 0.5 seconds and looks at the nightly change in baseline temperature. The cyclical mode then shows a biphasic shift, and this can indicate whether or not ovulation is occurring, and ovulation estimates can be determined retroactively. For those who are preparing for pregnancy, Apple Watch Series 8 will be of great help.
Recurring data is encrypted on the device and can only be accessed with a password or biometrics. If synced to iCloud it will be encrypted end-to-end so Apple cannot read them.
Apple also has an innovative feature for Apple Watch, which is called collision detection. It is able to detect if the user is in a serious car accident and notify emergency services and emergency contacts.
This is made possible by two new motion sensors: an improved gyroscope and a new accelerometer. series 8 can detect collisions of the most common vehicle types, and all the data will be processed on the device.
The Apple Watch Series 8 features 18 hours of battery performance throughout the day, and with the upgrade to watchOS 9, Series 4 and higher devices can get a low-power mode that extends battery life to 36 hours on a full charge.
Apple Watch Series 8 is available in three stainless steel finish options: silver, gold, and graphite black. Apple Watch Series 8 is available in four colorways and three stainless steel finishes, and the new bands still include co-branded options with Nike and Hermes. the GPS version of the Apple Watch Series 8 starts at The GPS version of Apple Watch Series 8 starts at $399, while the cellular version is $499.