Apple today announced price and features of Apple Watch Series 8 and the new model Apple Watch SE. The two best-selling smartwatch models in the world are renewed, with new features and support for watchOS 9.
Apple Watch Series 8 and SE: features and price
The new version of Apple Watch it has the same design as the previous generation, with a large always-on Retina display and a front crystal that resists shocks well. But they still increase the autonomy (we get to 18 hours, 36 with the energy saving mode) and health features. In fact, in addition to the detection of falls and the ECG, arrive the recognition of car accidents and international roamingto always be connected.
In addition, many new straps to match classic finishes and new phase watches such as monthly e Metropolitan. And then many new software, from the app Medicines up to improvements for training, sleep tracking and more.
Jeff WilliamsApple’s Chief Operating Officer explains: “Our customers tell us how Apple Watch helps them connect with the people they love and lead a more active, healthier life. Apple Watch Series 8 strengthens our commitment in these areas with the addition of pioneering technologies, while Apple Watch SE offers advanced core features at a new base price. With watchOS 9 as standard, the best smartwatches now offer even more capabilities. “
Wrist temperature, accident detection and more
Interesting news coming in the measurement of body temperature on the wrist. A sensor on the back, close to the skin, and another under the display calculate the temperature difference, thus reducing the possibility of error due to the external temperature. While you sleep, Apple Watch measures your temperature every 5 seconds and also detects variations from a tenth of a degree, to evaluate your health.
Another new feature is the accident detection. Apple has developed an advanced algorithm that combines the inputs of gyroscope and accelerometer, as well as GPS, barometer and microphone. This way it can accurately reveal when there are road accidents and assess their extent. In the event of a risk to your health, he can contact emergency services by showing you an input on his wrist.
Also comes the energy saving mode, which turns off some functions (Always-on screen, automatic training detection, etc.) but keeps the main ones. This way you can get there up to 36 hours of autonomy.
In addition, there are new features for watchOS 9 such as international roaming, to stay connected when traveling abroad. Also comes the Atrial fibrillation history and improve the app Compass, with the “Retrace your steps” function to make you return home or to your tent safe and sound. Workouts and sleep analysis are also more precise. Finally, the app Medicines it helps to remember to take medicine when needed.
Apple Watch Series 8: price and availability
There are many variations with Apple Watch. You can choose between aluminum or stainless steel in two sizes, 41 mm e 45 mm. Additionally, there are four colors for aluminum: galaxy, midnight, silver and (PRODUCT) RED. And three for steel: silver, graphite and gold. In autumn, the Apple Watch Nike e Apple Watch Hermès.
On the official Apple website in Italy, prices start at 509 euro for the aluminum version: but the variants are many: take a look by clicking order on the site. You can order the products today and receive them for September 16.
Apple Watch SE
Finally, Apple also announced the Apple Watch SE, to have a competent smartwatch at a really attractive price. The new version has the chip S8 SiP that you find on Watch Series 8 and even on the new Apple Watch Ultra. So it is 20% faster compared to the previous generation.
Here too we find international roaming and incident detection. In addition, you can use the Family configuration to allow even the smallest to use it by combining it with an iPhone with multiple profiles. There are also all the news of watchOS 9, from Compass to Training.
Comes in aluminum in two sizes, 40 mm e 44 mmin colors midnight, galaxy and silver. On the official website you can already pre-order it to receive it on September 16, at the price of 309 euro.