Apple Watch Series 8 Review: A healthy leap ahead

Apple Watch Series 8 is now even more powerful with a health monitor, temperature sensor, cycle tracking data, and a sleep app. Health Monitor gives you deep insight into women’s health. While cycle tracking data allows you to track the location of your device. In addition, the temperature sensor easily tracks your temperature while you sleep. When combined with your heart rate and logged cycle data, you get a detailed view of your menstrual cycle. Let’s find out what more amazing features Apple Watch Series 8 has to offer.

Price and availability

Apple Watch Series 8 offers Ion-X front glass on aluminum models and sapphire front crystals on stainless steel models. The aluminum model comes with four color options Midnight, Starlight, Silver and Red. In contrast, stainless steel models come with graphite (PVD), silver, and gold (PVD). Its price is Rs. 45,900 for the GPS model and Rs.55,900 for the GPS+ cellular model. You can buy this smartwatch from the company’s official website apple.com from 16th September.

Who should have to buy this smartwatch?

  • Sports person should have to buy this smartwatch with its water resistance feature.
  • Also, a person with health problem also buy due to Health Monitor features.

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What is the design of the Apple Watch Series 8?

Apple Watch Series 8

We had a brief demo of the Apple Watch Series 8 during the Apple event, though it wasn’t possible to test the performance properly during this time. Apple Watch Series 8 is very beautiful and strong, Plus, it offers smooth and seamless performance. The Apple sport a large Always-on Retina display, and also the narrow borders push the display right to the edge. With that, you will get an elegant fusing with the curvature of the case. Just take it all in. Get it all done.

The sharp Always-on display makes detailed watch faces look fabulous and easy to read, even when your wrist is down. However, the large display assists with all your problems and makes tapping, typing, and swiping a snap. A thick front crystal, robust geometry, and flat base make it resistant to cracking. The bezel is perfect and offers a premium look.

The highlight feature of this smartwatch is that it’s made with 100% recycled material. Features a thick front crystal with a flat base and robust geometry for durability and crack resistance. Ion-X front glass on aluminum models. Sapphire front crystals on stainless steel models. The smartwatch offer cracks resistance, dust resistance with an IP6X rating, and water resistance with WR50 ratings.

If you see it more precisely, they offer a single function button on the right side with a metal finish. That lets you awake the watch, go back, open the menu and also pause workouts. You can do whatever you want. You can also see the microphone and rounded circular button above it.

 The watch also offers a health sensor, temperature sensor, and Period predictions features. These features help you to stay healthy, while The Sleep app doesn’t just keep track of your time asleep. It shows you how much time you spent in REM, Core, or Deep sleep, as well as when you might have woken up.

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What is the built quality of the Apple Watch Series 8?

Starting with the design, the Watch Series 8 comes with a large square 45 mm or 41 mm Always-on retina display with 1000nits brightness. You have never seen anything like it before. No smartwatch gives you that level of brightness. The watch also offers a health sensor, which provides insights to help you better understand your health.

The watch also comes with temperature sensing, you can understand your cycle like never before. Apple Watch Series 8 has an innovative new sensor that tracks your temperature while you sleep, so you can see changes over time. Cycle tracking uses this data to provide a predictive estimate of when you’re likely to ovulate, which can be helpful for family planning. When combined with your heart rate and logged cycle data, you get a detailed view of your menstrual cycle.

The Apple Watch Series 8 come with a Period Prediction mode. Which improves period guess with wrist temperature data. And now you can receive notifications if your logged cycle data shows a potential cycle shift. Such uneven or extended periods. Also, you can share your cycle history with your healthcare provider for a more informed talk.

The Sleep app doesn’t just keep track of your time asleep. It shows you how much time you spent in REM, Core or Deep sleep, as well as when you might have woken up. With the ECG app, Apple Watch Series 8 is capable of generating an ECG similar to a single‑lead electrocardiogram.

Measure your blood oxygen. It’s a breathtaking innovation. The remarkable sensor and app in Apple Watch Series 8 allow you to take on‑demand readings of your blood oxygen as well as background readings, day and night. The Medications app helps you discreetly and conveniently keep track of your medications, vitamins and supplements.

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How Crash Detection mode help you?

Innovation we hope you’ll never need. Introducing Crash Detection. Help on automatic. For the first time, Apple Watch Series 8 is able to detect if you’re in a severe car crash. When a crash is detected, Crash Detection can automatically connect you with emergency services and notify your emergency contacts. 

The Crash Detection uses the combined power of an improved 3-axis gyroscope and a new g-force accelerometer that has the highest dynamic range in any smartwatch. It also uses a microphone, barometer, GPS, and an advanced sensor-fusion algorithm trained on over 1 million hours of real-world driving and crash data to detect if you’re in a severe crash. High g-force accelerometer detects up to 256 Gs of impact.

Some other exciting feature Available in the Apple Watch Series 8?

With Fall Detection, the Apple Watch Series 8 can detect if you’ve taken a hard fall and connect you with emergency services if you’re immobile. And it’s optimised when you are using the Workout app. Moreover, the Press and hold the side button and Apple Watch can call local emergency services to share your location.  

Apple Watch has you covered in the enhanced Workout app. And with new Workout Views, you’ll be able to see more advanced metrics at a glance like Heart Rate Zones and customised intervals to keep you going strong. The smartwatch also come with a Heart Rate Zones, with that you can quickly get a sense of your intensity level. Training zones are automatically calculated and personalised using your health data, or you can create them manually.

The new Tailor work and recovery intervals to suit your training style. Receive alerts for pace, heart rate, cadence and power. You shape it. It shapes you. If it’s an Outdoor Run or Outdoor Cycle workout you do often, you can choose to race against your last or best result and receive in-the-moment updates to help you get there.

 Your world at hand. Make calls, send texts, stream music and make emergency calls. The Map features lead you every step of the way. And the Wallet app keeps it all in one place. Also, Siri. An answer for life’s big questions. With access to tens of thousands of apps from the App Store right on your wrist, Apple Watch is the perfect personal device for whatever you love to do.

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Apple Watch Series 8: Battery

With Low Power Mode, you’ve got extra time on your hands. The smartwatch offers 18 hours of all-day battery life and up to 36 hours with the new Low Power Mode. 10 Great for occasions when you’re away from your charger, like a long flight. Overall, they offer a quite massive battery life compare to some other smartwatch of same.

Conclusion

The 8 is an incremental upgrade over the 7 (Review) and could have passed off as an Apple Watch Series 6s. The biggest difference, visually, on the Apple Watch Series 8 compared to the Series 7 is the bigger and brighter display. Fast charging would have been a worthwhile update but sadly it isn’t supported in India. If you are using an Apple Watch Series 7, there isn’t any incentive for you to upgrade to the Series 8 right away. It is the best smartwatch to buy right now.

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