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Apple Watch Series 8

Apple (MacRumors):

With all-day 18-hour battery life, Apple Watch Series 8 builds on best-in-class health and safety features like the ECG app and fall detection by introducing temperature-sensing capabilities, retrospective ovulation estimates, Crash Detection, and international roaming.

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When Apple Watch detects a severe car crash, the device will check in with the user and dial emergency services if they are unresponsive after a 10-second countdown. Emergency responders will receive the user’s device location, which is also shared with the user’s emergency contacts.

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To keep users connected for even longer, a new Low Power Mode can extend battery life to reach up to 36 hours for Apple Watch Series 8 with iPhone present. This new mode temporarily disables or limits select sensors and features, including the Always-On Retina display, workout autostart, heart health notifications, and more.

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2 Comments

*sigh* I had really hoped the rumors were true of glucose metering in the Series 8. Now I’m reading that may not happen until Series 10 or 11.

"With all-day 18-hour battery life..." I'm not sure I'd trust a timekeeping device from a company that thinks a day is 18 hours long.

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