Apple Watch Series 8 and Redesigned Apple Watch SE Includes Innovative Features
by Tech Mainstream
September 12, 2022
Apple Watch SE, Image/Apple
The Apple Watch Series 8 was recently introduced early September to consumers with a variety of exciting features and is priced at $399 (US):
"Apple Watch Series 8 delivers best-in-class health features, including an innovative temperature sensor that enables advanced features for women’s health, and Crash Detection for severe car crashes."
Apple Watch Series 8 features womens health insights with innovative new temperature-sensing capabilities and health data privacy protections.
Apple developed crash detection, an advanced sensor-fusion algorithm that leverages a powerful gyroscope and accelerometer on Apple Watch and has the highest dynamic range accelerometer in any smartwatch:
"When Apple Watch detects a severe car crash, the device will check in with the user and dial emergency services if they are unresponsive after a 10-second countdown. Emergency responders will receive the user’s device location, which is also shared with the user’s emergency contacts."
A new low power mode can extend battery life to reach up to 36 hours for Apple Watch Series 8 with iPhone present to keep users connected longer.
The latest watchOS 9 software brings new features to the Apple's wearable operating system: International roaming, AFib History, Compass app, Workout app, Sleep tracking and new Medications experience.
Apple Watch Series 8 comes in the starlight, midnight, silver, and (PRODUCT)RED aluminum cases, and silver, graphite, or gold finishes in stainless steel. Apple Watch Series 8 is available in aluminum and stainless steel cases and in two sizes, 41mm and 45mm. Apple Watch Nike and Apple Watch Hermès new bands and watch faces will be coming this fall.
Although lower priced, the new Apple Watch SE delivers the core Apple Watch experience and is a great beginner Apple Watch, including Activity tracking, high and low heart rate notifications, and Emergency SOS, as well as the new Crash Detection feature all at a more affordable price of $249 (US):
"Powerful upgrades include the S8 SiP advanced dual-core processor, the same processor that is in Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra, making it 20 percent faster than the previous generation, along with Crash Detection and international roaming."
Apple Watch SE is available in midnight, starlight, and silver finishes in 40mm and 44mm aluminum cases.
Customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, the UAE, the UK, the US, and more than 40 other countries and regions can order Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE today, with availability in stores beginning Friday, September 16.
Apple Watch Nike bands and Apple Watch Hermès bands will be available to order today from apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app, with availability in stores beginning Friday, September 16.