The Apple Watch Series 7 and Series 8 share an overwhelming majority of their features .A temperature sensor for niche applications and Crash Detection are the main features that Apple has upgraded in Apple Watch series 8.This list shows you the lucid differences that the new Apple Watch brings to the table and how it’s significantly more effective.
- ADDED SAFETY FEATURES
While both models have fall detection, emergency SOS, blood oxygen sensors and gyroscope, the Series 8 offers a set of tracking upgrades that assist with wellness and safety. Apple announced two new temperature sensors available on Series 8; one is located close to the skin, and the other is within the display.
These new sensors monitor body temperature throughout the day and night but can also help women track menstrual periods and ovulation cycles. A log tracks a woman’s cycle history and sends out notifications for any irregularities, which can assist with family planning or potential health concerns.
In the safety category, Apple now provides car crash detection feature on the Series 8 and all other new Apple smartwatches. This sensor alerts emergency responders and your emergency contacts if you’re unresponsive after 10 seconds.
- SIMILAR DISPLAY
Both the Series 7 and Series 8 have an always-on retina display and either a 41mm or 45 mm face. Their similar designs use the same glass material for the screen and curved casing. Like the Series 7, the Series 8 comes with a dust and crack resistant screen. The only difference they offer is in the watch faces. You get a few extra choices with the Series 8, including “Lunar,” “Astronomy,” “Modular” and “Metropolitan.”
- SIMILAR BATTERY POWER
While Apple touted its 36-hour battery life when the Series 8 is in low-power mode, the Series 7 is also capable of an extended battery when the WatchOS 9 update hits. Currently, both the watches possess an 18 hours of battery power. Low-power mode is helpful in preserving life by restricting certain features like the sensors, the always-on display or the heart tracking application.
The Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Series 7 both support WatchoS 9 . Some of the highlights are a couple of fun new watchfaces, with some additional functionality features. There’s atrial fibrillation (AFib) history now, and there’s more accurate women’s health tracking. Along with new sensor, it can track basal body temperature and report ovulation periods (post-factum), thus also be a bit more accurate with cycle tracking.
The Apple Watch Series 8 is a great evolution of what the Series 7 had to offer. It is still great in performance, looks, and features even though both of them are powered by the same processor on the inside. In terms of price,luckily the Apple Watch Series 8 retains the starting price for the 41 mm model.