Apple Watch Series 8, Ultra, & SE 2 Announced by Apple
Apple has announced a series of new Apple Watch models, including Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra.
The Apple Watch Ultra is geared towards athletes and adventurers, with a more rugged design, and features including heat and cold climate resistance, longer battery life, more accurate GPS, waypoint markers for the Compass app, and water depth tolerance down to 40 meters that allows users to be able to use the Ultra as a dive computer. Pricing on Apple Watch Ultra starts at $799, and is available starting September 23.
Apple Watch Series 8 includes a new body temperature sensor that is aimed at women for ovulation estimation, a crash detection feature that will automatically contact emergency services and emergency contacts, and Series 8 also includes the standard heart rate sensor and ECG features as well. Apple Watch Series 8 starts at $399 and is available from September 16.
Apple Watch SE 2 also includes crash detection, heart rate monitor, and the classic core Apple Watch features. SE 2 starts at $249 and is available starting September 16.
Separately, Apple announced the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, updated AirPods Pro, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus.
It is disappointing to NOT see that the new Apple Watch has a glucose monitoring ability. We were almost promised that last year, weren’t we? I guess the money of the glucose monitoring companies won out. They did not want to lose their business. We will have to keep buying expensive test strips.