Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 8 and Watch SE 2022 with a larger display at Friday night’s event. However, the design has not changed considerably. Nevertheless, the devices include numerous health care capabilities, such as temperature sensors for monitoring a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Apple Watch Series 8
Apple claims that the devices are equipped with a sensor on the back and a sensor below the display for ovulation tracking. The temperature sensor on the Apple Watch Series 8 will record wrist temperature every 5 seconds at night. This will aid the wearer in understanding the ovulatory cycle. If the device identifies an abnormal cycle, an alert will be sent to the user immediately.
On the iPhone, the menstrual cycle data is stored. When syncing to iCloud, it is protected by a password or biometric sensor and encrypted in both directions. Apple claims it takes every precaution to protect consumer privacy.
The Apple Watch Series 8 includes a Crash Detection capability to detect automobile collisions. If the user causes a serious mishap, the system will automatically identify and contact emergency personnel.
Apple claims that the gyroscope and accelerometer watches have been improved to accommodate this feature.
The Apple Watch Series 8 has a battery life of 18 hours in normal use and 36 hours in energy saver mode, according to the manufacturer.
The aluminum body variant is available in black, white, silver, and red color variations. The stainless steel range is available in three colors: silver, gold, and graphite.
The GPS version of the Apple Watch Series 8 starts at $399, while the 4G version costs $449. The device began selling officially on October 16.
Apple Watch SE 2022
Apple Watch SE 2022 also received numerous enhancements. It costs $249 for the GPS version and $299 for the 4G model. Due to the Series 8-like S8 chip, this version is 20% more powerful than its predecessor.
The Apple Watch SE 2022 is also equipped with an OLED display, heart rate sensor, fall detection, sleep tracking, and water resistance to a depth of 50 meters.