The Apple Watch Series 8 will have a temperature sensor and crash detection
Apple has just introduced the Apple Watch Series 8. She says this new product will have a new temperature sensor entirely dedicated to Apple’s goal of becoming more committed to women’s health. The new watch will also have two new motion sensors that will detect if the user has been in a serious car accident. Cycle Tracking and Crash Detection come with iOS 16 and watchOS 9.
It has been announced that the Apple Watch Series 8 will be available in regular outlets from September 16, pre-orders started yesterday. The cost of the GPS model will be $399 (€398.68). As for the cellular model, its price is $499 (€498.96). Regarding the colors of the new watch, there are: midnight, starlight, silver and red. The stainless steel ones are available in silver, gold and graphite.
About the Temperature Sensor and Collision Detection Features
The wrist temperature sensor for women’s health adopts, according to the company ” a unique approach to temperature sensing with a dual-sensor design “. This feature takes temperature during sleep every five seconds and measures changes in body temperature as small as 0.1°C. Thus, users can receive retrospective ovulation estimates as well as period predictions.
The operation of collision detection is simple. When your Apple Watch detects a serious car accident, it connects to the user and, after a 10-second countdown, initiates an emergency call to the appropriate service. This function is only activated when the user is driving. In addition, 18 hours of battery life will be preserved.
Apple’s new watch faces a lot of competition
For example, there’s Fitbit’s range of smartwatches, namely the Sense 2, Inspire 3 and Versa 4. This range is suitable for all wallets as it covers “a wide price range” according to The Verge. There’s also the latest generation of smartwatches from Garmin. The latter has received quite a few positive reviews from users.
There’s also the upcoming Pixel Watch and Samsung-branded Galaxy Watches, which could compete with the Apple Watch Series 8.