Apple Watch Series 8, Watch SE, Watch Ultra Introduced


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Apple has just unveiled its latest lineup of Apple watches – Apple Watch Series 8, Watch SE, and Watch Ultra during the Apple event 2022.

These devices came alongside the iPhone 14 series and the Apple AirPods Pro (2nd gen).

Apple Watch

The Apple watches feature crash detection with the new Ultra model as the most complete Apple watch ever.

Apple Watch Series 8

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The Apple Watch Series 8 was the first news shared by CEO Tim Cook. The manufacturer promises an improvement in durability compared to its predecessors alongside innovative features like a temperature sensor and helps women track their health even deeper with the innovative ovulation tracker.

In addition, the Apple Watch Series 8 powered by watchOS 9, the series 8 also features crash detection that automatically calls emergency services to your location.

The Apple Watch Series 8 comes in four colorways in aluminum – Midnight, Gold, Silver, and Product Red while the stainless steel version comes in three colorways – Silver, Graphite, and Gold.

You can now order the Apple Watch Series 8 and it will arrive on September 16. Pricing starts at PHP 25,990 up to PHP 48,990.

Apple Watch Hermes version is also available with prices ranging from PHP 73,990 up to PHP 104,990.

Apple Watch SE

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Next up, Apple announced the Apple Watch SE which is an affordable version of the series 8. The latest model includes a bigger screen, a plastic design on the back plate, heart rate notifications, and fall detection.

The SE version comes in 40mm and 44mm aluminum cases with Midnight, Starlight, and Silver colorways and is compatible with all available bands.

It is now available for pre-order and will arrive on September 16 and is priced at PHP 15,990.

Apple Watch Ultra

Apple watch Ultra banner

The most complete Apple watch ever made and also made with extreme athletes in mind. May it be mountain climbers, free divers, and tri-athletes.

This watch is made from an aerospace-grade titanium case that surrounds the flat sapphire front crystal. The retina display can deliver up to 2000 nits brightness (2x the brightness of any Apple Watch display) that comes alongside the easily customized action button.

Furthermore, the Ultra model has three built-in mics that significantly improve sound quality during voice calls even in windy conditions. It also runs on WatchOS 9.

To emphasize the support for endurance athletes, the Ultra model will come with three uniquely designed straps that will suit your need. 

Apple watch ultra straps

The first one is the Trail Loop band which is the thinnest band Apple has ever made and it is both soft and flexible perfect for runners.

Next, the Alpine Loop features two integrated layers interwoven into one continuous weaving process that does not require stitching that has a secure attachment for the titanium G-hook fastener perfect for mountain climbers.

The third strap is the Ocean Band design for extreme water sports and recreational diving and features a titanium buckle paired with spring loaded loop which is molded from a flexible fluoroelastomer

Additional features of the Apple Watch Ultra include:

  • Dual Frequency GPS integrates both L1 and the latest L5
  • 86-decibel siren for emergencies
  • 60-hour battery using Low Power Mode
  • Additional low-power setting
  • Oceanic+ app
  • heart monitoring, ECG, and Blood Oxygen monitor
  • Made with recycled materials

The Apple Watch Ultra is now available for pre-order and will arrive on September 23 priced at PHP 52,990.

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