Apple announced the Watch Series 8 at its Far Out Event on Wednesday (September 7) along with the iPhone 14 series and AirPods Pro 2. The Cupertino-based tech giant also unveiled the new Apple Watch SE and the Apple Watch Ultra at the event. It is the first time that Apple has launched an Ultra smartwatch.
Apple says this is specially made for the fitness enthusiasts and is the most toughest and rugged smartwatch ever from the company. This is the same Watch Pro model which was rumoured for last few weeks. Here’s everything you need to about the Apple Watch Series 8, Watch Ultra and New Watch SE.
Apple Watch Series 8, Watch Ultra, New Watch SE : Price and Colour Options
|Watch Model||GPS||GPS+Cellular||Price in India||Availability|
|Apple Watch Series 8||$399||$499||Rs 45,900||September 16|
|Apple Watch SE||$249||$299||Rs 29,900||September 16|
|Apple Watch Ultra||N/A||$799||Rs 89,900||September 23|
Apple Watch Series 8 will be available in four colour options: Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and Product Red. The Stainless Steel colours include Silver, Gold, and Graphite. The company is also introducing several new customisable bands from Nike and Hermes.
The new Apple Watch SE will be available in Silver, Midnight, and Starlight colours.
Apple Watch Ultra features three new bands — Trail Loop, Alpine Loop, and Ocean Band. The Apple Watch Ultra is priced at Rs 89,900.
Apple Watch Series 8: Specs and features
The Apple Watch Series 8 is swim-proof, dust and crack resistant. The Apple Watch Series 8 comes with fall detection, emergency SOS, and car crash.
It brings a new body temperature sensor, which is the first for any Apple Watch. It has a direct impact on Women’s health; the new features in this regard include Ovaluation in cycle tracking. There’re two temperature sensors on the Apple Watch Series 8 — one under the display and another on the back.
All your health data will be stored in the app and will be secured by Two-factor authentication.
The Apple Watch Series 8 comes with Crash detection, which contacts the emergency services as soon as it detects a car crash. It uses new gyroscope and accelerometer sensor to detect the car crash in order to notify your emergency contacts.
It has 18-hours of battery life and it now comes with low battery mode just like iPhones which gives a battery backup of 36 hours. Not just that, the new Apple Watch will now come with fast charging support. The cellular models will now support international roaming.
Announced at the WWDC 2022, the Apple Watch Series 8 comes with Medictation features, which reminds you to take your medicines at time. Other health features include heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep tracking, and ECG.
It includes multisport workout modes to keep track of your fitness.
New Apple Watch SE: Specs and features
The Apple Watch SE is the second generation of the SE smartwatch. It is one of the most affordable smartwatches from the company. The Apple Watch SE 2 also supports the new crash detection feature just like on the Watch Series 8. Further, it features the same motion sensors as the Series 8.
The Apple Watch SE 2 will be up to 20 per cent faster than its predecessor. However, it will lose out on some of the main features like the ECG, Blood Oxygen sensor, and an Always-On Display.
Other features include heart rate sensors,
Apple Watch Ultra: Specs and features
The Apple Watch Ultra is the most rugged smartwatch from the Cupertino Tech based giant. It includes a large 49mm Titanium case and a flat sapphire front crystal. Apple says that it has the brightest and the largest display ever in an Apple Watch with a special Night mode. The screen can get bright as much as a whopping 2000 nits.
More, It has the biggest battery in an Apple Watch providing users with a long 36 hours of battery life. And with customisable battery settings, you could get 60 hours of battery life. The Ultra has a larger crown on the right side along with a new physical button which the company calls the Action button. It consists of three microphones and an extra speaker.
Apple says that the Watch Ultra has a very accurate GPS because of the dual frequency GPS which consists of L1 and L5 frequencies.
The Ultra model comes with a new Wayfinder watch face that is designed specifically for the larger Apple Watch Ultra display. It includes a compass built into the dial, with space for eight features.
The Apple Watch Ultra supports WR100 water resistance and launches a new depth app called Oceanic+, which when submerged shows its current depth, underwater time, and water temperature.
Other health features include heart rate, blood oxygen, sleep tracking, temperature sensing and ECG. Just like the Watch Series 8, the Apple Watch Ultra also comes with Crash Detection.