Apple Watch Series 8
Every year, Apple rolls out a new smartwatch packed with smart health sensors and fitness features. The watch comes in several finishes with various bands to choose from.
Last year Apple released three watches in one go, the cheap smartwatch SE 2nd generation, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch Ultra.
This article covers the key specifications of the Apple Watch Series 8. So, read on and see what it has in store for you and whether it fits your taste.
Apple Watch Series 8 Release Date
Apple revealed the latest generation of its signature smartwatch lineup, the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen on 7 September 2022 for pre-orders. The fans had to further wait till the release on 16 September to buy the flagship Apple smartwatch from local markets.
iWatch 8: Specs
The Apple Watch Series 8 is Apple's latest smartwatch generation.
Major improvements over its predecessor, include two new sensors and a feature to prolong the battery. The watch also has special features to track women's health.
In this post, you'll learn about the features of the Apple Watch 8 in detail. Let's dive in without further ado.
iWatch Series 8: Design, Display, And Bands
The Apple Watch Series 8 has a rectangular shape with soft, round corners. Just like its predecessor, the watch is available in two sizes, 41mm, and 45mm with weights ranging from 42.3 g to 51.5 g respectively.
For display, the watch uses a bright Retina OLED always-on panel. The cheaper Apple Watches lacks the always-on display feature.
The display measures 1.9 inches and offers a resolution of 484 x 396 pixels.
The Apple Watch 8 comes in Aluminum and Stainless Steel finishes with each having several color options.
Lastly, the watch is compatible with all Apple bands and loops.
Apple Watch Series 8: Battery Life
The specs sheet lists a battery life of 18 hours that allows for 90 time checks and notifications, 45 minutes using apps, and a 60 minute workout session along with music played via Bluetooth.
The watch also includes Low Power Mode that doubles the battery life by disabling battery-consuming features like an always-on display and continuous heart readings.
The watch supports fast charging and comes with a USB-C charging cable in the box.
iWatch 8: Performance
Just like other Apple products, the iWatch 8 performs seamlessly on all fronts it's made for. The apps run smoothly, battery life has improved thanks to low power mode, the sensors do their job perfectly, the display hits 1000 nits brightness and fast charging takes about an hour to refuel from 0-100%.
Apple Watch Series 8: OS & Processor
Under the hood, the Apple Watch 8 has an S8 chip which is a 64-bit dual-core processor.
The S8 chip offers the same power as the chipset in Apple Watch 6. But despite that, the chip performs 20% faster than the SE model.
As for the operating system, the Flagship Apple Watch comes with watchOS 9.0.
iWatch Series 8: Fitness And Sensors
Apple introduced an all-new Body Temperature sensor. The new sensor provides deeper insights into women's health by estimating their probable ovulation date and tracking their period cycle.
Besides that, there are safety sensors to detect car crashes and hard falls that automatically share the crash location with emergency services and inform your chosen contacts.
Regarding fitness, the Apple Watch 8 has an enhanced Workout App that covers tons of workouts.
Apple Watch Series 8: Durability
Apple Watch Series 8 is your essential swimming companion, thanks to the water resistance of 50 meters. So if you're a professional swimmer, the Series 8 watch can be a worthwhile investment available at cheaper rates in our Apple Watch sale.
The watch also has IP6X dust resistance that can withstand dusty environments.
Apple Watch Series 8 Price
The refurbished Apple Watch fleet at PhoneBot also includes the Apple Watch Series 8. For instance, you can get a 45mm Apple Watch 8 with GPS and an Aluminum case at A$529.
The 41mm model with the same specifications starts from A$539.
Regarding the prices for Apple Watch, the iWatch 8 with GPS+Cellular, the 41mm Aluminum model is available for A$699 and the 45mm Stainless Steel model costs A$1069.
Below, we have answered some common questions about the Apple Watch Series 8.
What Is The Difference Between Apple Watch 8 And The Ultra?
Between Apple Watch 8 and the Ultra, The Apple Watch Ultra is a more advanced smartwatch with a higher price tag, upgraded durability, battery, brightness, and other features making it fit for more adventurous people.
Is The Apple Watch Series 8 Waterproof?
The Apple Watch 8 is water resistant to 50m under the water making it suitable for shallow water swimming.
How To Check Body Temperature In Apple Watch 8?
Open the Health App on your iPhone and go to the Browse tab. From there, open Body Measurements and then tap on Wrist Temperature.
Which is better: iWatch SE 2 or iWatch 8?
Between iWatch SE 2 vs iWatch 8, we'd suggest you buy the Apple Watch SE since it is perfect for new users who want to experience the perks and functions of the Apple Watch, and it is one of the cheap smartwatches by Apple you can buy.