As is the tradition, Apple is pulling the cover off of a new Apple Watch at its September event. Rumors predicted that the Apple Watch Series 8 would be a mostly iterative update compared to last year’s model, and that appears to be the case so far. It looks essentially identical to the Series 7.
The first main new features is a temperature sensor, something focused on womens health. It’ll use this data to give an estimate on when you may ovulate. It’s meant to be used overnight, sampling your wrist temperature every five seconds so you can see nightly shifts from your baseline temperature. This will work for men and women, but for ovulating women it’ll help indicate ovulation. You’ll also get notifications on potential cycle deviations.
There’s also a new safety feature around driving called Crash Detection. Much as current watches can detect when you fall, the Series 8 can detect car crashes thanks to two new accelerometers.
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