Apple took the stage to announce three new Apple Watch models. This includes the brand new Apple Watch Ultra, the flagship Apple Watch Series 8 and affordable Apple Watch SE second generation.
Now that we have already talked about Apple Watch Ultra in another article, in this post we will be taking a detailed look at the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE second generation.
If you are considering to buy your first Apple Watch ever or you want to upgrade from a previous generation it is important to understand the changes introduced in the new models and differences between these Apple Watch models.
So to make it easier for you to understand the new Apple Watch lineup lets take a look at both Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE 2 and dive deep into the features that are offered by them.
Apple Watch Series 8: New Health Features, Crash Detection And More
Last year Apple increased the display size of the Apple Watch with the release of Apple Watch Series 7. This year’s model builds up on last year’s improvements however the design changes are not as drastic as last year.
Apple Watch Series 8 offers features like same always-on Retina Display, health features like ECG app, Blood Oxygen level monitoring, crack resistant front crystal, 18-hour of all day battery life and more.
One of the biggest changes that Apple has introduced this year is Wrist Temperature Sensing for Women’s Health. This new temperature sensing ability of the Apple Watch Series 8 will give women further insights into their health. The Watch Series 8 takes advantage of its two-sensor design of which one sensor sits on the back of the watch while the other sits beneath the display. This helps women in monitoring their nighttime wrist temperatures. The Watch Series 8 also allows women to receive retrospective ovulation estimates.
Just like all the new Apple devices introduced at the Far Out event, Apple Watch Series 8 also features support for Crash Detection feature. It uses device’s motion data through built-in barometer, GPS and microphone to detect whether the user has been in a severe crash. When it detects a crash it automatically calls emergency services, which can help save lives.
Apple says Apple Watch Series 8 will be able to run even longer with new Low Power Mode, which will extend its battery life up to 36 hours. It improves the Apple Watch memory by temporarily disabling or limiting select sensors and features. This includes turning off the always-on display, heart health notifications, workout autostart and more.
Apple Watch Series 8 starts at $399 for non-cellular mode. You can order one now and it will start shipping on September 16.
Apple Watch SE (Second Generation)
Apple Watch SE has also received a minor update this year. The new Apple Watch SE comes in three color options and include a faster dual-core processor for improved performance over the previous SE. The device is available in Midnight, Starlight and Silver finishes.
Crash Detection feature, which alerts emergency services when you have been in a car crash has also been added to Apple Watch SE. This year Apple Watch SE starts at a price of $249, which is $30 lower than the previous SE’s price of $279. Pre-orders for Apple Watch SE are now on and the device will ship to customers of September 16.