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Here’s what we expect to see on Apple Watch Series 8

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Apple fans are expecting the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8. Called by analysts the most important update in years for the Apple Watch, there are some points we would like to know.

Keep the screen size of the apple watch series 7

Apple has always been changing the watch size. The original Apple Watch until Series 3 had 38mm and 42mm options, Series 4 to Series 6, 40mm and 44mm, and starting now with Series 7, 41mm and 45mm.

We guess Apple will keep the same screen sizes as the Series 7. That said, DSCC‘s Ross Young believes the company is working on a larger 1.99-inch screen diagonally, which could mean Apple is readying a 47mm Apple Watch. As of now, Bloomberg believes this could be the new rugged, sports edition Apple Watch.

That’s mean, the watch bands for previous models are not compatible with the new one.

At least one new sensor should be added to Apple Watch Series 8

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apple watch series 8

Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted Apple Watch Series 8 will feature a new sensor. Both publications and the analyst say a body temperature sensor is in the works.

WSJ: “the sensor in 2022 would be for fertility planning, the people said, giving women clues about where they are in their ovulation cycle.”

By early 2022, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said “body temperature is on the roadmap for this year, but discussions about it have slowed recently.” Then, in July, Gurman reiterated that Apple might bring new sensors to the Series 8:

Similar processor to Apple Watch Series 6

Earlier this year, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that Apple was preparing a new S8 SoC for the Apple Watch Series 8, bringing “significant updates to activity tracking” and a “faster chip.”

By the end of June, the reporter reiterated his report, saying he expected the Series 8 processor to be similar to the current Series 7 chip — the same chip found on the Apple Watch Series 6.

That said, the Apple Watch Series 8 will be as fast as the Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch Series 6. For next year’s model, Gurman said the Watch will feature “an all-new processor.”

Better sleep-tracking tech and fitness features

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apple watch series 8

Eventually, Apple released a built-in solution for those who like to track their sleep. However, the stock app isn’t as good as third-party options.

With that in mind, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Apple Watch Series 8 could feature new sleep tracking features, including the ability to detect advanced sleep patterns and sleep apnea. One challenge Apple has faced in expanding sleep tracking capabilities is battery life, the publication said.

In fact, Apple didn’t wait for the Apple Watch Series 8 to roll out the feature, as it’s currently testing an improved sleep tracking app with watchOS 9. It’s also worthwhile for the Workout app, which has seen major improvements with more data on runners than ever before, and you can learn more about it here.

These are some of the features users are really looking forward to in the new Apple Watch Series 8 so far. Are you excited about the new Apple Watch? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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