Apple officially interprets the Apple Watch Series 8 and the new Apple Watch SE

Apple brought the Apple Watch Series 8 and the new Apple Watch SE at the fall's new product launch. Among them, the Apple Watch Series 8 starts at 2,999 yuan, and the Apple Watch SE starts at 1,999 yuan. Both Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE are available for order from today and will be available from September 16 (Friday). At present, Apple's official detailed interpretation is also here, let's take a look.

Apple today introduced Apple Watch Series 8 and the new Apple Watch SE, bringing breakthrough new technology and performance, as well as important safety innovations, to the two most popular smartwatch lines. Apple Watch Series 8 builds on Apple Watch's beloved design with a large, all-weather Retina display, a sturdy, crack-resistant glass, up to 18 hours of battery life, and industry-leading health benefits like the ECG app and fall detection. On the basis of safety functions, new functions such as body temperature sensing, pushback to estimate ovulation day, traffic accident detection, and international roaming have been added. The new Apple Watch SE delivers the core Apple Watch experience, including activity tracking, high and low heart rate notifications, and SOS emergency contact, as well as new car crash detection and a completely redesigned case back that perfectly fits three classic case looks at a more approachable price. , only from RMB 1,999. Both products are equipped with watchOS 9, launching new and more customized dials such as the "Moon Phase" dial and the "Metropolis" dial, an enhanced fitness training app, sleep stages, and a new medication app.

Both Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE are available to order today and will be available starting Friday, September 16th.

"Through user feedback, we've learned that Apple Watch helps them stay connected to family and friends, become more active, and live healthier lives," said Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams. "Apple Watch Series 8 adds leading-edge technology that reinforces Our commitment in these areas, and the Apple Watch SE brings more advanced core features at a more affordable starting price. Thanks to watchOS 9, these two great smartwatches are more feature-rich than ever.”

Wrist temperature sensing for women's health

Users can use the new body temperature sensing function in Apple Watch Series 8 to receive "rollback estimated ovulation day" and more accurate menstrual prediction information, which can help with fertility planning.

The menstrual cycle is critical to women's health and is considered a vital sign by many doctors. Apple Watch Series 8 introduces innovative body temperature sensing to provide women with further health assessments. Relevant data is subject to strict privacy protections like all other health data. Apple Watch Series 8 uses a unique dual-sensor temperature sensing method, with one sensor located on the back of the watch close to the wrist and the other located below the display to reduce errors caused by the external environment.

Wrist temperature at night can be a good indicator of body temperature. The two sensors in Apple Watch Series 8 read the wrist temperature every 5 seconds while the user is sleeping and can measure changes in body temperature as small as 0.1 degrees Celsius. In the health app, users can see changes in their nighttime body temperature compared to their baseline body temperature, which may be caused by exercise, jet lag, or even disease.

With Apple Watch Series 8's new body temperature sensing feature, users can receive pushback estimates of ovulation day information. Knowing when you ovulate can help with fertility planning, and Apple Watch Series 8 provides estimates in the Health app to help users more easily know when to ovulate. Body temperature sensing also improves the accuracy of period predictions.

In addition, through iOS 16 and watchOS 9, when there is a possible deviation between the period record and the predicted result, such as irregular periods, infrequent periods, prolonged periods or persistent spotting, etc., users who use "period tracking" will be prompted, as such deviations may be indicative of underlying health conditions.

With the launch of iOS 16 and watchOS 9, if the menstrual history data recorded by the menstrual tracking app user shows that menstrual irregularities may occur, such as irregular menstruation, long cycle, prolonged menstruation, etc., the app will send a notification to the user.

Car accident detection 

To enable Car Crash Detection, Apple developed an advanced sensor fusion algorithm that takes advantage of the new, more powerful gyroscope on the Apple Watch, as well as the accelerometer with the highest dynamic range of any smartwatch. To create the algorithm, Apple used these new motion sensors to collect data from common car crashes in a professional crash test lab, including frontal, rear-end side, and rollover crashes. In addition to motion data, Crash Detection uses data captured by the barometer, GPS, and microphone on the iPhone to detect unique patterns that represent a major crash.

Apple Watch will confirm user status when it detects a major car crash. If the user does not respond after a 10-second countdown, the device will dial an emergency call. Emergency responders will receive the user's device location information, which is also shared with the user's emergency contacts. When the Apple Watch and iPhone are paired, the crash detection features on both devices work seamlessly to help users. When a major car accident is detected, an emergency call screen will appear on the Apple Watch screen, because the device is likely to be closer to the user; if the iPhone is nearby, the emergency call will be made through the iPhone to ensure the highest possible connection quality.

 The car crash detection feature utilizes advanced sensor fusion algorithms and the new, more powerful accelerometer and gyroscope in the Apple Watch to detect car crashes and provide accurate crash alerts. If the user does not respond after a 10-second countdown, the device will dial an emergency call.

Low power mode

To keep users connected for longer, a new low-power mode extends battery life, with Apple Watch Series 8 providing up to 36 hours of battery life when paired with an iPhone. This new mode temporarily disables or limits some sensors and features, including a 24/7 Retina display, auto-start workouts, heart health notifications, and more.

WatchOS 9

The latest software brings feature updates and experience enhancements to the world's leading wearable operating system:

International roaming will be available later this fall. With this feature, users can stay connected to the cellular network while traveling abroad. Cellular data plans can be extended from the iPhone to the Apple Watch for little or no extra cost, and are available on more than 30 carriers worldwide.

The completely redesigned Compass app in watchOS 9 shows more depth information and 3 unique views. The app displays a new hybrid view, showing both an analog compass face and a digital view. Rotating the Digital Crown reveals another view, including latitude, longitude, altitude, and slope information, as well as a directional view showing compass waypoints and backtracking. The Backtracking feature uses GPS data to create a route the user has traveled, which is especially useful if the user is lost or disoriented, helping them find their way back. This feature is automatically turned on in the background when the user enters the wild area. Users can quickly and easily mark locations or important places directly within the app using the "Compass Waypoints" feature. Tap the compass waypoint icon to place a waypoint, and select a waypoint to view the direction and approximate distance of the waypoint in a targeted manner.

The Fitness App in watchOS 9 introduces new training progress views, such as segment, single segment, and climb height views, to provide users with more accurate training data. Users can also take their workouts to the next level with advanced training experiences such as heart rate zones, custom training plans, speed measurements, and racing routes coming later this year. For triathlons and any segmented activity including swimming, cycling, or running, the new multisport workout feature automatically recognizes and easily switches training modes. watchOS 9 brings more data and features to help track your running productivity. New running form measurements including stride length, touchdown time, and vertical amplitude can be added to the workout view.

Sleep tracking in watchOS 9 adds sleep stages to give users a better understanding of their sleep. The Apple Watch uses signals from the accelerometer and heart rate sensors to detect whether the user is in REM sleep, core sleep, or deep sleep. Users will see sleep stage data in the Sleep app on Apple Watch and can view more detailed information in the iPhone Health app, such as an interactive sleep stage graph, and sleep time, heart rate, and breathing rate in a sleep comparison graph.

The new Medication app for Apple Watch and iPhone helps users manage and track their medications, vitamins, and nutrients by creating medication lists, establishing schedules and reminders, and viewing medication information in the Health app.

The redesigned Compass App provides more depth information and a new zoomable view.

Apple Watch Series 8

Apple Watch Series 8 will offer users a range of case looks, colors, and strap styles to suit different personalities. Apple Watch Series 8 will be available in 41mm and 45mm sizes in aluminum and stainless steel to fit all straps. The Apple Watch Series 8 is available in Starlight, Midnight, Silver, and Red for the aluminum case, and Silver, Graphite, and Gold for the stainless steel case. With the Apple Watch Custom Shop, Apple Watch Series 8 can be paired with any strap in the collection.

Apple Watch Series 8 will be available in 4 colors starlight, midnight, silver, and red for aluminum models, and 3 colors of silver, graphite, and gold for stainless steel models.

Apple Watch Nike and Apple Watch Hermès are also getting new bands and watch faces this fall. Nike is introducing new sport bands in bright colorways, as well as a new sport loop with the "Just Do It" logo woven directly onto the band. Starting this fall, all Apple Watch owners (including non-Nike models) with watchOS 9 will be able to use Nike watch faces, including the upcoming new colorway Rebound watch face.

Apple Watch Nike will launch a new sports strap in bright colors, as well as a new loop sports strap with the "Just Do It" logo woven directly on the strap.

Apple Watch Hermès introduces two new straps: H Diagonal and Gourmette Metal. The H Diagonal strap has hundreds of Hermès H micro holes for an elegant look, while the Gourmette Metal strap features a polished stainless steel link and black leather that wraps twice around the wrist. Hermès' new watch face, the "Lucky Horse", is highly innovative and complements the new straps, embodying the brand's equestrian culture through an animated image of a horse on the dial that goes to sleep when the user puts down his wrist and wakes up when he raises his wrist. Come.

Apple Watch Hermès will launch new straps this fall, including Gourmette Metal, which consists of a polished stainless steel chain and black leather that can be wrapped twice around the wrist.

Apple Watch SE

Combining advanced features with a new low price, the new Apple Watch SE is a great choice for those who are new to Apple Watch, using Family Sharing settings, and gifting friends and family. The Apple Watch SE has also received major upgrades, including the S8 SiP chip with the same advanced dual-core processor as the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra, making the new SE a 20% faster-processing speed than the previous generation, as well as new car crash detection and International roaming function.

The new Apple Watch SE will be available in three colors: midnight, starlight, and silver, and is now also equipped with a redesigned nylon composite back.

The new Apple Watch SE retains the previous case design but redesigned the nylon composite case back to make it lighter. With the launch of watchOS 9, Apple Watch SE users can enjoy a new Compass app, as well as more powerful fitness and health features. Apple Watch SE is available in 40mm and 44mm aluminum case sizes, as well as midnight, star, and silver case colors, and fits all straps.

The family sharing setting function allows family members who do not have an iPhone to fully experience the functions and advantages of the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch and the environment 

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE are designed to have the lowest possible environmental impact. Both models use 100% recycled aluminum for the case, 100% recycled tungsten for the touch engine, and 100% recycled rare earth elements for all magnets. In addition, both products feature 100% recycled gold, a first for the Apple Watch series, and the material is used in the plating of multiple printed circuit boards for the Apple Watch Series 8 and the SiP chip plating for the new Apple Watch SE. Both products are free of mercury, brominated flame retardants (BFR), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and beryllium. Apple Watch packaging does not use an external plastic film, and 94% or more of the packaging material is fiber-based, bringing Apple closer to its goal of completely removing plastic from the packaging by the end of 2025.

Currently, Apple has achieved carbon neutrality in its global corporate operations and plans to achieve 100% carbon neutrality for the entire production supply chain and product life cycle by 2030. This means that every Apple device sold, from parts manufacturing, assembly, shipping, user use, and charging, to recycling of devices and materials, will have a net-zero climate impact.


Privacy is paramount in the design and development of all Apple features. When the user locks the phone with a passcode, Touch ID, or Face ID, all health and exercise data in the Health App will be encrypted, except for the information in the medical emergency card. Any Health App data backed up to iCloud is also encrypted in transit or stored on Apple servers. When the default two-factor authentication is turned on in iOS and watchOS and a passcode is used, the data synced to iCloud from the Health App will be encrypted end-to-end, which means Apple cannot decrypt and read the data.

Price and Availability

Customers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and more than 40 countries and territories can order Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE starting today, in retail stores on September 16 (Weekly) 5) It is officially on sale.

The Apple Watch Series 8 starts at RMB 2,999 and the Apple Watch SE starts at RMB 1,999. Apple Watch Nike bands and Apple Watch Hermès bands are available to order today at apple and the Apple Store App and will be available in retail stores starting Friday, September 16.

From Monday, September 12, watchOS 9 will be available for download on Apple Watch Series 4 and later, and requires an iPhone 8 or later running iOS 16, or an iPhone SE (2nd generation) or later. Some features are only available on some devices and in some countries.

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