Apple Watch Series 8 adds collision detection and temperature sensors to protect women's health
The Apple Watch Series 8 uses a dual-sensor temperature monitoring approach, with one sensor on the back, closest to the skin, and the other directly below the display to reduce bias from the external environment.
Apple Watch remains focused on health and well-being. A new sensor now adds temperature detection to ECG, heart rate tracking and oxygen saturation measurements. The purpose of this continuous monitoring is to help women track ovulation and improve their chances of conceiving.
Apple Watch SE offers a core or basic experience for less than $29,900, including activity tracking, high and low heart rate notifications, emergency SOS, and a completely redesigned back to match three case finishes. Both models are powered by watchOS 9, which includes new and more customizable watch faces like Lunar and Metropolitan, as well as an improved workout app, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib history feature, and a new medication app.
Apple also introduced the next generation of headphones, the AirPods Pro, with custom spatial audio improvements for a more immersive listening experience. With the new chip that powers the earbuds, Apple promises clearer, more detailed sound.
AirPods Pro will be available for purchase online and through the Apple Store app starting Friday, September 9, with in-store availability starting the same day. These sell for $26,900