`` Apple Watch Series 8 '' appears, new skin temperature sensor enables menstrual cycle tracking

At the announcement event held by Apple from 2:00 on Thursday, September 8, 2022, the latest model of Apple Watch, `` Apple Watch Series 8 '' was announced. A new skin temperature sensor is installed, and by tracking the menstrual cycle of women, it is possible to notify the date of ovulation.

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The first thing that flowed was a message from people who saved their lives with Apple Watch.

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Apple Watch has been the best-selling smartwatch in the world for seven years in a row.

And Apple Watch Series 8 was announced.

It features a large, bright always-on display with a narrow border that extends the screen to the edges.

The detailed dials of the new dial Lunar Astronomy, Metropolitan Modular, etc. also look beautiful.

The display is bright, so you can read the screen even when you lower your wrist.

In addition, water resistance, dust resistance, and crack resistance were also appealed.

It is possible to protect users with functions such as fall detection, emergency SOS, and medical ID.

You can also track your health with sleep tracking, cycle tracking, and mindfulness features.

ECG, irregular heartbeat notification, and blood oxygen wellness features can also inform users of unexpected situations as soon as possible.

In addition, the Apple Watch Series 8 has a new skin temperature sensor.

Apple Watch Series 8 can measure a woman's menstrual cycle with a skin temperature sensor.

Apple Watch Series 8 has one skin temperature sensor on the back crystal close to the skin ......

Another one is mounted just below the display.

By installing two sensors, it is a mechanism that reduces bias due to the external environment and improves temperature detection accuracy.

The skin temperature of the wrist at night can be an indicator of body temperature.

It is also possible to check biphasic changes in body temperature with the 'Healthcare' app.

A biphasic change in body temperature refers to an increase in body temperature due to hormonal changes, and it is possible to understand the menstrual cycle.

From such cycle data, it is also possible to notify the possibility of irregular menstruation through the iPhone.

In addition, you can grasp the menstrual cycle in detail from the heart rate and skin temperature.

Then about privacy.

When using iOS and watchOS with default two-factor authentication and passcode, health data is only shared with explicit authorization.

And it is also possible to finely set what kind of data to share with whom.

Next, about 'safety'.

A new 'Collision Accident Detection' function that can detect collision accidents caused by automobiles will be installed.

If you are in a serious car crash, it will detect it and automatically connect you to emergency services.

Apple Watch Series 8 is equipped with two motion sensors for the collision detection function.

An improved 3-axis gyroscope and a high-gravity accelerometer.

This makes it possible to measure up to 256G.

4x faster and samples motion over 3000 times per second.

Additionally, a new sensor fusion algorithm has been developed for collision detection.

This algorithm can distinguish between head-on collisions, side collisions, and rollovers due to rear-end collisions.

It collects data not only from gyroscopes and accelerometers, but also from sensors such as barometers, microphones and GPS.

Apple Watch Series 8 battery life is 18 hours.

In addition, it is also possible to achieve a maximum battery life of 36 hours with the newly introduced 'low power mode'.

In low power mode, activity recording and fall detection work, but ...

Features such as the always-on display and automatic workout detection are suspended.

Low power mode will be available on Apple Watch Series 4 and later with watchOS 9.

International roaming is available with over 30 carriers worldwide.

The Apple Watch Series 8 is available in four colors, Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and (PRODUCT)RED, for the aluminum body.

For stainless steel, there are three colors: silver, gold, and graphite.

In addition, Apple Watch Nike, a collaboration model with Nike, also appeared.

Introducing the new Sport Loop with the Just Do It logo woven into the fabric.

Apple Watch Hermès, a collaboration model with Hermès, also appeared.

The new bands are:

It has a unique design that wraps around the wrist twice.

Below is an image summarizing the features of Apple Watch Series 8

The selling price of Apple Watch Series 8 in Japan is from 59,800 yen including tax for the 41mm model and from 64,800 yen including tax for the 45mm model. The GPS + cellular model is +15,000 yen including tax.

Pre-orders will start on September 8, 2022 (Thursday).

The release date is September 16, 2022 (Friday).

In addition, a new model of the Apple Watch SE, which is extremely popular as an entry model, has appeared.

The main body is an aluminum body, and it comes in three colors: silver, midnight, and starlight.

It also has the same motion sensor as the Apple Watch Series 8, so it also supports collision detection.

In addition, with the same S8 chip as Apple Watch Series 8, it is up to 20% faster than before.

This is the new Apple Watch SE.

The selling price in Japan is 37,800 yen including tax for the 40mm model, and 42,800 yen including tax for the 44mm model. The GPS + cellular model is +8,000 yen including tax.

Pre-orders start from Thursday, September 8, 2022...

The release date is September 16, 2022 (Friday).

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