Apple announced its latest wearable, the Apple Watch Series 8. It includes a new temperature sensor, which Apple says “takes its commitment to women’s health even further.” The Series 8 also includes two new motion sensors to detect if you’ve been in a severe car accident. It will be available starting September 16 and will cost $399 for the GPS model and $499 for the cellular model.
The company says it can track temperature changes as small as 0.1°C and that it checks your temperature every five seconds. The company says that tracking your body temperature throughout the night can help give you insight into your ovulatory cycle, which can be used to enhance hourly cycle tracking for menstruating sufferers. The company says that this data is encrypted on the watch itself – an important consideration for anyone who tracks their cycles after canceling Raw vs. Wade.
The company says that the fault detection feature will only work while you’re driving, which helps preserve the watch’s 18-hour battery life. Apple also offers a Low Power Mode, which extends the watch’s battery life to 36 hours. The feature will also be available on older watches starting with Series 4 as long as they’re running watchOS 9. Enabling the mode will turn off the always-on screen and automatic workout tracking, but you’ll still have activity tracking and collision detection. Also coming to older watches and the Series 8 is cellular roaming.
last year’s model, Series 7It featured a slightly updated design that made the screen larger compared to previous models (but didn’t, As the rumors suggestedOffers a radical new look with flat sides). Aside from the redesign, it only included a few new features: faster charging, improved durability, and some new colors. The Aluminum Series 8 comes in four colors: midnight, starlight, silver, and red; The stainless steel model is available in silver, gold, and graphite.
The Apple Watch Series 8 has a lot of competition. Fitbit It recently renewed its smartwatch lineup With Sense 2, Inspire 3, and Versa 4, which cover a wide range of price points. Garmin else generation of smart watches It also garnered a lot of praise from reviewers. And while there is a file Next Pixel Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watches Not really competing for iPhone users’ wrists, it’s always interesting to see how Apple’s wearables stack up against the flagship on the Android side.
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