Apple presented an overhaul of its Apple Watch lineup at its annual session, including three units for three sorts of users.
First of all, the Apple Watch Series 8 is the direct successor to Apple’s last flagship wearable device. So a temperature sensor meant to assist women’s health tracking is noteworthy.
The menstrual cycle is an important indicator of health, and many doctors see it as a significant marker. Apple Watch Series 8 includes unique new temperature-sensing capabilities that provide women with additional insights into their health and are created with the same privacy safeguards as all other health data.
The Apple Watch Series 8 uses a two-sensor architecture to reduce bias from the outside world, with one sensor on the back of the watch, closest to the skin, and another immediately under the display.
Wrist temperature at night might be an excellent predictor of overall body temperature. The sensors on the Apple Watch Series 8 measure changes in wrist temperature as little as 0.1° C every five seconds while sleeping. Users may view nightly changes in baseline temperature in the Health app, which can be caused by exercise, jet lag, or even disease.
Users can acquire ovulation estimations using the new temperature-sensing features in Apple Watch Series 8. Knowing when ovulation has happened can be useful for family planning, and the Apple Watch Series 8 makes it simple and accessible by displaying these estimates in the Health app. Temperature sensing also allows for more accurate period estimates.
Furthermore, with iOS 16 and watchOS 9, all Cycle Tracking users will receive a message if their logged cycle history shows a possible deviation, such as irregular, infrequent, or lengthy periods and persistent spotting, which might be signs of underlying health concerns.
Notably, Apple stated that all of that data is end-to-end encrypted.
Furthermore, the Series 8’s two new accelerometers and gyroscopes can detect the force of a car crash—front, side, rear, and rollover—and automatically notify emergency services and trusted contacts of your location. The detection works in passenger vehicles, SUVs, and pickup trucks, and it is based on machine learning that has been trained on over 1 million hours of driving and crash data. According to Apple, the data from crash detection is exclusively recorded on your watch.
A new Low Power Mode might provide many current watch owners up to 36 hours of battery life by turning down features like the always-on display while keeping emergency services and key functions operational. The mode will be accessible on Series 4 and later watches with Watch OS 9.
Series 8 Watches are available in Midnight, Starlight, silver, Red aluminium casings, and silver, gold, and graphite stainless steel cases. Standard Wi-Fi starts at $399, and cellular and Wi-Fi start at $499. Ordering begins now, with delivery beginning September 16.
Apple Watch SE, the entry-level watch, is built on the same Apple S8 chip as the Series 8, which Apple claims increases speed and responsiveness by 30% over the current SE model. That indicates it has crash detection sensors as well. It will be available in silver, Midnight, and Starlight aluminium cases. According to Apple, the back case comprises nylon composite materials that complement the three-case finishes better.
The SE is available for $249 in Wi-Fi with GPS and $299 in cellular service, and it is also available for pre-order today, with a September 16 delivery date.
Finally, the new Apple Watch Ultra is designed to provide dedicated athletes with a watch that will last a long time, respond rapidly, and fit into their workouts.