Apple has equipped the new Watch Series 8 with a temperature sensor. This new sensor enables the smartwatch to map out the menstrual cycle and keep you informed of abnormalities.
The Watch Series 8 has two temperature sensors with an accuracy of up to 0.1° Celsius. By continuously measuring the temperature of your wrist, combined with your heart rate, the Watch S8 can predict the course of your menstrual cycle. In addition, users receive a notification when it sees any abnormalities.
Apple hopes to address privacy concerns by only storing data on the watch itself. Stored data is encrypted. Backups in iCloud have end-to-end encryption enabled, and Apple claims it does not have the key.
Car Crash Detection
In addition to the "cycle tracking" feature, the Watch Series 8 also gets a sensor that can detect whether you've been in a car crash. Of course, both Apple and we hope you never have to use this feature. If the watch thinks you've been in a car accident, it can call emergency services and give your location.
Apple has released new watch faces, and a new Low Power mode will turn off power-hungry features like the Always On display and Auto Workout detection. Turning off these features should boost battery life to a whopping 36 hours. Turned off, you'll get 18 hours on a single charge.
Watch Series 8 styles and prices
The aluminum case is available in Starlight, Midnight, Silver, or Product(RED) colors. The stainless steel version is available in Gold, Silver, or Graphite. There is also plenty of choice in terms of straps like plastic or braided solo straps, various sports straps, and leather or stainless steel straps.
Prices start at $399 for the GPS version and $499 for the one with 4G. In addition, you get three months of Fitness+ for free. The new Apple Watch watches are available for preorder and will be in stores on September 16.