The Apple Event showcases three of the latest Apple Watches

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Apple Event introduces three new Apple Watches
Apple Event introduces three new Apple Watches

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The Apple event finally kicked off on September 7, and fans were treated to three of the tech giants’ upcoming devices.

The line of Apple Watch, Airpods and iPhone 14 were introduced to the public and praised by viewers around the world.

Here, we take a look at one of the most polarizing devices from the event: Apple Watches.

The lineup

Apple introduced three new Apple Watches: Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra.

The Apple Watch Series 8 offers three new devices that, at first glance, appear to be identical to the previous line. However, a closer look shows that this will not be the case.

Apple Watch Series 8

The Apple Watch Series 8 has a similar design to the Series 7, but the most important thing is its features, which are also available on the SE and Ultra.

The 8 series is equipped with an always-on retina display enriched with a tear-resistant crystal on the front.

Under normal use, the battery can last up to 36 hours with an existing iPhone when power saving mode is enabled.

The Apple Watch Series 8 also added a new temperature sensing feature.

Apple has also developed an advanced sensor fusion algorithm which is used for Watch collision detection in real accidents.

The feature includes motion data, barometer, GPS and microphone.

If a user has a car accident, the device alerts them and calls emergency services if they do not respond after a 10-second countdown.

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Apple Watch SE

The entry-level model comes with a few design changes that do away with the Apple Watch Series 3 look.

The SE also features the advanced S8 SiP dual-core processor in the other two new Apple Watches, making it 20% faster.

Apple Watch Ultra

The Apple Watch Ultra, the crown jewel of the line, takes its name seriously and becomes the most enduring piece of technology Apple has made to date.

“Inspired by explorers and athletes from around the world, we created an entirely new category of Apple Watch designed for new extreme environments,” explained Apple’s chief operating officer Jeff Williams.

“It’s the most rugged and capable Apple Watch yet.”

“Apple Watch Ultra is a versatile tool that empowers users to push their boundaries with adventure, endurance, and exploration.”

Compared to other aluminum models, the Ultra is made of aerospace-grade titanium, providing the perfect balance of corrosion resistance, durability and weight.

The Apple Watch Ultra is specially designed for extreme water sports, recreational diving and runners.

It includes precise dual-frequency GPS integrating L1 and L5 and new positioning algorithms.

The Ultra also offers the most accurate GPS, allowing users to see exact distance, pace and route data during training or competition.

The latest Apple Watch also runs on watchOS 9, giving it the tools athletes need and helping them improve their strengths.

Apple Watch Ultra also features many of the features offered by the other new devices, including two new motion sensors and an advanced sensor fusion algorithm.

Read also: iOS 16 Update to Introduce the Always-On Display

Price and availability

The Series 8 and SE models are already available for pre-order from Apple, with sales starting September 16.

The Apple Watch Ultra will launch on September 23rd.

  • Apple Watch Series 8 – $399
  • Apple Watch SE – $249
  • Apple Watch Ultra – $799

References:

Apple reveals Apple Watch Series 8 and the new Apple Watch SE

Introducing Apple Watch Ultra


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