Here are the biggest features for Apple Watch Series 8 you should know about.
In addition to all the advantages of an Apple Watch, the series 8 smartwatch is all about the sensors. While the watch may look almost similar to the previous models on the outside, the inside could well save your life.
From the new body temperature sensor that can help track fevers and ovulation, to the new crash detection technology that can automatically call emergency services in the event of a car wreck, the Apple Watch Series 8 offers great features designed to help keep you safe and well. If that was enough to grab your attention, read on below, as we’ll explain some of the best features of the Apple Watch Series 8 in details.
1. skin temperature sensor
One of the biggest features on Apple Watch Series 8 is the skin temperature sensor, which is being promoted as a tool for cycle and fertility tracking. Changes to wrist temperature have been proven accurate indicators of probable ovulation.
Besides providing basic body-temp information, the watch can also draw on its readings and those of other sensors to provide a more holistic image of the wearer’s health. This permits things like better cycle and ovulation tracking, as well as new health-tracking alerts that may catch brewing health concerns earlier.
According to Apple’s support page, anyone can use the temperature sensor to track the metric (outside of using advanced cycle tracking) by using Apple Watch sleep tracking.
2. Low Power Mode
The new Apple Watch Series 8 will last up to 18 hours on a single charge. But borrowing a feature from the iPhone and iPad, the Apple Watch Series 8 low power mode will disable some services, while attempting to maintain operations as close as possible to its normal mode. With low power mode enabled, you can get up to a whopping 36 hours of usage with the Apple Watch Series 8. It doesn’t truly double the Apple Watch’s battery life, but if you frequently forget your charger or you often go on short trips without, this could be a life-saver.
3. Crash Detection
The Apple Watch Series 8 includes a new feature known as Crash Detection, also found on its latest iPhone 14 lineup. This safety feature on Apple Watch Series 8 is capable of detecting car crashes. The user will be asked by the watch if they wish to contact emergency services. If they don’t respond within 10 seconds, the watch will automatically notify the user’s emergency contacts and send them their precise location.
To accomplish this, the Apple Watch Series 8 is bundled with two new motion sensors inside, along with updated gyroscopes and accelerometers. These together makes it possible for the watch to identify exact moment the crash happens.
Apple has introduced a few new features in the Apple Watch Series 8 to make it an improvement over the previous models. Apple Watch Series 8 could feel like Series 7 for the vast majority of people with only two new features – the temperature sensor with advanced cycle tracking and crash detection. But if you’re planning to upgrade from Series 3, 4, or SE, you get a larger display, always-on screen, faster charging, and all of the latest and greatest health features.
What do you think about the Apple Watch Series 8? What are your favorite features? Share your thoughts in the comments!