Apple Watch Series 8: from design to specs, what you need to know

Three models of the Apple Watch Series 8 wrapped around each other.
(Image credit: Apple)

And so it came to pass! As was rumoured, Apple not only dropped the new Apple Watch Series 8 at its recent press event, but also the more rugged (and expensive) Apple Watch Ultra.  But is the update cause for celebration, or a minimal update cash grab? Let's get into it... 

It always made sense that 2022 would be the year for a bit of a shake-up in the Apple Watch vertical. The Apple Watch Series 7 was a fairly iterative update compared to the Series 6, boasting a bigger screen but otherwise more or less the same features. Well, the Apple Watch Series 8 certainly promises a bigger leap forward, boasting a temperature sensor that can track your temperature every five seconds, and a new crash detection feature. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.

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