Apple has just announced its latest wearable device – the Apple Watch Series 8, with a temperature the company says will further ensure its commitment to the health of women
Apple says the Watch Series 8 can monitor a slight temperature change of 0.1 degrees Celsius and check the user’s temperature every 5 seconds. The company says that monitoring users’ basal body temperature overnight can help them better understand their ovulation cycles and can also be used to enhance women’s health cycle tracking.
According to Apple, the Watch Series 8’s collision detection will only work while the user is driving, helping to maintain 18 hours of battery life. Apple also introduced a low-power mode that extends the Watch’s battery life to 36 hours. The feature will also appear on older watches, starting with the Watch Series 4, as long as they’re running watchOS 9.
Compared to the Watch Series 7 launched last year, the Watch Series 8 has a slightly updated design that makes the screen larger. The product also includes some new features, such as faster charging, improved durability, and some new colours available.
Apple Watch Series 8 is a product line that competes with other brands such as Sense 2 Inspire 3 and Versa 4 from Fitbit or the latest smartwatch series from Garmin. There are also some names coming out in the future, like the Pixel Watch from Google.
Apple Watch Series 8 will officially hit the shelves on September 16 for $ 399 for the GPS version and $ 499 for the mobile data version. The product will be available in 4 colours: Silver, Midnight, Starlight and Red.