What to expect from the upcoming Apple Watch 8
The tech industry is undergoing radical changes recently. The technology keeps on evolving and new devices like phones, wearables, audio devices, etc. are launched and upgraded. In regard to the increasing focus of users for their personal well-being and convenience, they are moving towards devices that can provide new levels of control and simultaneously monitor their health. They want devices that forward all the important information to our wrists, just with the gesture of raising your hand.
Apple being at the forefront of this industry, launched its first Watch way back in 2015 with fashion-oriented features and as a fashion statement. According to Apple, it was the most personal device they have created. In subsequent years, the company has been able to launch watches that have surpassed fans expectations including the new Apple Watch 8. Apple Watch 7 was released just a few months back in September 2021 alongside the launch of the iPhone 13. The upcoming Apple Watch 8 will feature Apple WatchOS 8 which is supposedly jam-packed with new additions. But due to recently leaked renders and specifications of the all-new Apple Watch Series 8 about its design, release date, and features have already started pouring on the internet.
New & enhanced design - Apple Watch 8
It is important that a wearable device such as a watch has a subtle and unique design so that it looks attractive. Apple watches are known for their sophisticated and sleek design. According to leaks, a pair of speaker grilles has been added to Apple Watch Series 8. This is added instead of just one grille seen in the last Apple Watch and the Series 8 watches are expected to be released in three sizes.
There are some tipsters and technology experts who are expecting a flat-edged design (in contrast to the leaked renders which show curved sides) in the new watch. There may be an introduction of light green shade colour for the new watch which was seen in iPad Air. However, there is enough time left for the launch, so there could be a major design overhaul by Apple.
Better battery and better chipset
With the increase in features that any watch provides, the gadget has to face unavoidable constraints in the form of draining batteries. It becomes crucial for manufacturers to provide a battery that can withstand the drain and provide enough juice to carry it along for several days. The previous versions of watches released by Apple provided a day’s charge which was comparatively less with the other smartwatches in the market.
Apple is rumoured to come up with a better battery for its Series 8 watches so that the user can enjoy the long-lasting performance with their favourite gadget. This would allow them to target more users. Even though there were no major revamp in the chipset for the Apple 7 watch series, rumours have it that a new and better chipset upgrade would be part of watch Series 8.
Apple should take health more serious this time
The unique selling point for any smartwatch is its features. One of the most looked upon features for the users in the wearables segment is undoubtedly health-data monitoring. Especially after the Covid 19 pandemic, its significance has only increased exponentially.
Apple has always been very remarkable regarding its health-data monitoring system available in watches. The heart rate monitoring system of previous Apple watches has actually saved the wearers by informing them about a possible stroke or anomaly they were experiencing. Apple didn’t introduce many changes in its series 7 model regarding health and wellness, which is expected to change with next year's launch. There may also be additional insights on workouts and better sleep tracking.
According to many sources, the next big breakthrough for Apple watches series 8 is the report of blood glucose monitoring. There could also be new and improved blood pressure monitors, alcohol level trackers, or body temperature sensors. This would change how users see these gadgets as going beyond what is expected of them.
Apple Watch Series 8 release date
There is no official announcement from Apple regarding its Series 8 launch yet and may be conveyed in the next year by the company. But by going through the pattern of the previous launches by the company, it is expected to release in September 2022.
Various industry experts and reputed analysts have been claiming that Series 8 would be one to watch out for. The specifications and features released through the renders and other leaked information, does seem attractive and it rightly sets the mood for the company to garner enough attention.
Considering the nature of this rapidly changing industry, nothing can be predicted with certainty. There is still ample time left for the launch and it seems a bit outlandish to exactly predict the specifications. However, it seems very exciting to wait and see whether the new Apple watches would incorporate these leaked features, or manage to surprise the audience once again.