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Apple Watch Series 8 has temp sensing and crash detection

And the new Watch SE is 20 percent faster than its predecessor.

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Apple’s Far Out reveal event is well underway with new iPhones, AirPods, and Apple Watch reveals expected. To kick off the event, we got a first look at the new Apple Watch Series 8.

The Apple Watch Series 8 introduces several new features that we were expecting to see. It features an all-day 18-hour battery life.

And you can get up to 36 hours of battery life with power-saving mode. Power-saving mode turns off some features, like auto workout and always-on display, while keeping others, like activity tracking and fall protection.

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Building on fall protection, Apple Watch Series 8 comes with two new motion sensors for crash detection. The watch can detect severe car crashes and automatically contact emergency services and contacts for you.

Apple says it’s committed to women’s health, and the new temperature sensor helps that vision. New temperature sensors on Apple Watch Series 8 can detect shifts in temperatures as slight as 0.1 degrees Celsius.

You can use that temperature information for cycle tracking for women and even give them estimates for when they last ovulated.

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Additionally, all health-related information is encrypted on the Watch itself. You can choose what information you want to share and what you don’t.

The Apple Watch Series 8 follows the design of its predecessor, with 41 and 45-mm options available.

They’re available for preorder today starting at $399 for GPS models and $499 for cellular models. Orders start today, and the Apple Watch Series 8 will be available on September 16.

The update Watch SE is also here

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Apple Watch Series 8 was just the beginning of Apple Watch news from the Far Out event. The company also introduced the newly upgraded Apple Watch SE.

The new Apple Watch SE features the same S8 chipset as the Apple Watch Series 8 with makes it 20 percent faster than its predecessor.

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The new Watch SE also features the new crash detection and display that’s 30 percent larger than Apple Watch Series 3.

Apple designed the Apple Watch SE as a more affordable entry to the company’s smartwatch lineup. The price comes in at just $249 for the GPS version and $299 for an option with cellular connectivity.

You can order them today and they’ll be available on September 16.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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