Here are the best Apple Watch Series 8 features you should try right now.
In addition to all the advantages of an Apple Watch, the series 8 smartwatch’s 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 Appple 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
Apple Watch Series 8 has two temperature sensors. One is on the back near your skin, and the other is just under the display. Apple designed it this way to improve accuracy by reducing bias from the outside environment.
If you wear your Apple Watch while you’re asleep, these sensors can take measurements every five seconds of your wrist temperature, which can naturally fluctuate each night. Advanced algorithms then use this data to provide an aggregate for each night.
These measurements can then be compared against your established baseline temperature and used to give you an insight into your health if you are ill, and if you use Cycle Tracking, they can provide retrospective ovulation estimates and improve period predictions.
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
As the name implies, the Crash Detection feature can detect if you’re in a severe car crash and notify emergency services and your emergency contacts. Apple developed two new motion sensors to accurately detect the unique forces of a car crash.
The new high G-force accelerometer samples data four times faster than the previous model and is capable of measuring up to 256g of force. Apple also built a fusion algorithm that’s trained on car accident data. In addition to motion sensors, Crash Detection also uses a barometer, GPS, and the microphone on your iPhone to detect patterns of a severe crash.
When the watch detects a crash, it will check in with the user; if the user fails to respond within the 10-second window, it will automatically notify emergency services. The feature only runs when you’re driving. Apple says all data is processed on your device locally.
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!