Apple Watch Series 8

The Apple Watch Series 8 is a smartwatch that was designed, manufactured, and currently sold by Apple since 2022 as part of the Apple Watch series. The Watch Series 8 has been introduced on September 7, 2022, released on September 16, 2022, and its price started at $399.

The new Watch comes in two new sizes 41 mm and 45 mm and has been made in 7 different finishes including Aluminum (Starlight, Midnight, Silver, and (PRODUCT) RED), and Stainless Steel (Silver, Graphite, Gold). Every watch is shipped with a paired band.

The all-new Apple Watch features a 1.78-inch or 1.9-inch LTPO OLED Retina always-on Display with Force Touch covered by Ion-X glass or Sapphire crystal, Dual-Core 64-bit Apple S8 processor, Apple W3 chip, Ultra-Wideband Apple U1 chip, 32 GB of flash memory, Taptic Engine, Digital Crown, NFC for Apple Pay, L1 GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, ambient light sensor, ECG based on electrical heart sensor, third-generation heart rate sensor, blood oxygen sensor, high-g accelerometer, high dynamic range gyroscope, temperature sensor, barometric altimeter, magnetometer, water-resistance up to 50 meters, wireless charging, and additional Cellular model.

The Apple Watch Series 8 features a temperature sensor that works with a cycle tracking app, low power mode, international roaming, watchOS 9, and crash detection.

Today Apple Watch Series 8 is 2 weeks old!

Apple Watch Series 8
Source: apple.com – Apple Watch Series 8

Apple Watch Series 8 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedSeptember 7, 2022
ReleasedSeptember 16, 2022
Model IdentifierPending
Model NumberA2773
A2775
A2772
A2774
A2857
A2858
EMCPending
Order NumberPending
Generation8th
Original Price$399 (41 mm Nike+ / Aluminium GPS)
$499 (41 mm Nike+ / Aluminium GPS + Cellular)
$429 (45 mm Nike+ / Aluminium GPS)
$529 (45 mm Nike+ / Aluminium GPS + Cellular)
$699 – $1,759 (41 mm Stainless Steel GPS + Cellular)
$749 – $1,499 (45 mm Stainless Steel GPS + Cellular)
ColorsAluminum (Starlight, Midnight, Silver, and (PRODUCT) RED)
Stainless Steel – Hermes (Silver, Space Black, Gold)
CaseAluminum
Stainless Steel
Weight1.12 – 1.48 oz. – 32 – 42 Grams (41 mm)

1.37 – 1.80 oz. – 39 – 51 Grams (45 mm)
Dimensions1.61” H x 1.37” W x 0.42″ D (41 mm)
41 mm H x 35 mm W x 10.7 mm D (41 mm)

1.77” H x 1.5” W x 0.42″ D (45 mm)
45 mm H x 38 mm W x 10.7 mm D (45 mm)
PredecessorApple Watch Series 7

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorApple S8
Apple W3
Apple U1
Processor SpeedUnknown
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
Memory1 GB RAM

Storage

Storage32 GB

Display

Display MaterialsIon-X glass (Aluminum)
Sapphire crystal (Stainless Steel)
Display1.78″ LTPO OLED Retina always-on Display (41 mm)
1.90″ LTPO OLED Retina always-on Display (45 mm)
Display Size904 mm2 (41 mm)
1143 mm2 (45 mm)
Resolutions352 x 430 (41 mm)
396 x 484 (45 mm)
Brightness1000 cd/m2 when active
500 cd/m2 when the wrist is down or indoors
Pixel DensityPending

Input

Input MethodDigital Crown
Multi-Touch
Force Touch
Digital Touch
Side Button

Sensors

SensorsAmbient light sensor
Optical heart sensor (ECG)
Blood Oxygen sensor (VO2 max)
Electrical Heart sensor
Temperature sensor
High-G Accelerometer
Barometric altimeter
Magnetometer
High Dynamic Range Gyroscope
Tactile FeedbackTaptic Engine

Connections

Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Networks*LTE and UMTS
SIM Slot*None – Built-in Apple SIM (eSIM)
NFCNFC for Apple Pay
FeliCa
LocationL1 GPS/GNSS
Compass
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
Audio In1 – Microphone
Audio Out1 – Speaker
*GPS + Cellular version only

Software

Original OSwatchOS 9.0
Maximum OSThe latest release of watchOS
System RequirementsiPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus or later
iOS 16 or later
Intelligent AssistantSiri

Power

BatteryPending
Battery CapacityPending
Battery LifeUp to 18 hours

References:
Apple Support – Apple Watch Series 8: Technical Specifications

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