If you already own the new Apple Watch Series 7, you may wonder when it’s a good idea to get the Apple Watch Series 8 when it comes out later this year.
Although Apple Watch Series 7 is probably the best smartwatch model on the market today, we can be sure that the Apple Watch Series 8 will be a worthwhile upgrade. The Watch Series 7 comes with faster charging and a larger display, which makes it a good improvement compared to the earlier Watch Series 6. A handful of insights give us an idea of what features the Apple Watch Series 8 will bring to us.
Skin temperature sensor: We heard that Series 8 may include a skin temperature sensor, which is quite useful during the ongoing pandemic. New strains of COVID-19 continue to emerge and many countries still report a high number of cases. Skin temperature doesn’t only indicate whether you have a fever or not. It may also measure your sleep quality.
Low power mode: The Series 8 will use watchOS 9, which will significantly extend its battery life. We could expect that the battery life of the Apple Watch Series 8 will reach 18 hours on a single charge. Chipsets, displays, battery cells, and GPS modules could be improved to improve the efficiency of the upcoming Apple Watch model.
Flat edge design: Before the release of the Apple Watch Series 7, we heard about the upcoming Apple Watch with a flat edge design. Jon Prosser, the well-known tipster told us that the new watch may have a redesigned look, which imitates the design of the latest iPhone model. Although it hasn’t been confirmed yet, the Series 8 may look somewhat different from its predecessors.
Durable design: If you are an active outdoorsy individual, you may consider getting the Apple Watch 8 Pro, a rugged version of the regular Apple Watch 8. It will better withstand impacts, extreme humidity, and scratches compared to standard Apple Watch models. However, it is said that Apple Watch Series 8 Pro will be the most expensive yet, priced at around $1,000.
One big question is whether you keep using your current Apple Watch and skip the Series 8. In reality, the current Apple Watch Series 7 is already a great design. It will continue to receive software updates for a number of years, which will extend its usability. For example, Apple Watch Series 7 will receive watchOS 9, so it will be similar to Apple Watch Series 8, in terms of software. Once released, you should check the hardware and software features of the Series 8 to know whether you actually need them. For most users, Apple Watch Series 7 will still be a useful piece of technology for less money. However, it could be different if you always seek the greatest and latest devices in the market. Historically, you will always get a significant upgrade if you skip an iPhone or Apple Watch generation, so perhaps, you should wait for Apple Watch Series 9 instead.
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