Apple today announced the new Apple Watch Series 8 with new temperature sensor, much improved female health tracking capabilities, car crash detection and more.
Apple Watch Series 8 supports temperature sensing with a two-sensor design — one sensor on the back of the watch, nearest the skin, and another just under the display — reducing bias from the outside environment. The sensors in Apple Watch Series 8 sample the wrist temperature during sleep every five seconds and measure changes as small as 0.1° C.
As expected, Apple Watch Series 8 will be swim proof, dust proof, and crack resistant.
Apple is also introducing a new low power mode that will allow you to enjoy Apple Watch for up to 36 hours on a single charge. In low power mode, you will be able to use activity tracking and other essential features. Only automatic activity tracking and always on display modes will be displayed to preserve battery life.
To enable Crash Detection, Apple developed an advanced sensor-fusion algorithm that leverages a new, more powerful gyroscope and accelerometer on Apple Watch, which now has the highest dynamic range accelerometer in any smartwatch
Apple is also announcing support for international roaming support in Apple Watch Series 8 in several countries around the world.
Apple Watch Series 8 comes in aluminum and stainless steel cases in two sizes, 41mm and 45mm, and is compatible with all bands. Aluminum case colors for Apple Watch Series 8 include starlight, midnight, silver, and (PRODUCT)RED, while the stainless steel case offers silver, graphite, and gold. With Apple Watch Studio, Apple Watch Series 8 can be paired with any available band in the same collection.
Apple Watch Series 8 GPS model will start at $399. Apple Watch Series 8 will be available from September 16th.