A good man, at my request, brought from Dubai still brand new Apple Watch Series 8, gold color.

I gave the watch to my wife. I myself will continue to use Series 7. I didn’t order the same for myself, knowing essence.

essence I’ll explain now.

What is the Apple Watch Series 8?

Gold itself is perceived differently depending on the intensity of the light. On the street they are just gold-gold, and indoors and in dim light — almost copper.

It’s like Apple Watch Series 7, but plus two new features.

What not changed: battery (16-30 hours of operation), processor power, memory (32 GB), dial size (41 and 45 mm), screen resolution, display bezel thickness, drop and water resistance (IP6X), maximum diving depth (50 m ), design.

Seriously, it’s practically the same hours as a year ago. Here, read my Series 7 review, and you will know 99% of everything that the Series 8 is capable of and will please.

The standard bundled sports strap is gray rather than beige. Just like that, the camera of the iPhone 13 Pro Max saw it.

What’s new in Apple Watch Series 8?

We get a magnifying glass.

1. Temperature sensor.

Temperature sensor used in watchOS 9 and app Healthto promptly notify people with a menstrual cycle about the onset of ovulation. Then I quote my wife: “I already know when it comes.” For the rest of the feature too limited useful, see below.

Let me tell you the most important thing: you can’t take the temperature yourself at a random moment. Perhaps later there will be applications that allow anyone to measure body temperature through this sensor. To date, this functionality is not provided at all.

When you sleep, Series 8 records your body temperature on the app Health every five seconds. If your body temperature during the night has sharply deviated from the standard or inherent to you, the watch and application Health will warn you in the morning.

The watch is really beautiful. Not mine, I don’t like gold, but they should look great on a girl. Even the nouveau riche will appreciate it.

The wife is surprised that the body temperature is measured only at night and only when tracking the sleep phases is turned on. If you do not wear the watch at night, body temperature data in the application Health it just won’t.

Maybe you haven’t noticed yet, but it’s hard for me to find the words to describe bewilderment around this feature. Apple at the presentation promised a sensitivity of measurements within 0.001 degrees Celsius. But it does not allow using this measurement in free form and imposes so many restrictions, as if you are doing something undocumented and illegal.

I hope all these vague restrictions are just a temporary moment. But we were not given any guarantees that something would change in the future. Draw your own conclusions.

This is a model with a 41mm dial.

2. Determinant of car accidents.

It is also built into all iPhone 14 models. For its sake, Series 8 has a three-axis gyroscope (more precisely, the previous one) and an overload sensor. In the event of a car accident, the clock call the emergency services and notify the attending physician and relatives added to Emergency Contacts in Settings.

The idea is great and correct. Bloggers have already tested it and made sure that the feature works as expected.

Personally, I have not checked.

Series 8 includes a USB-C cable to a magnetic charging puck, a watch, and a wristband of your choice.

3. They are not sold in Russia.

Sorry. I just couldn’t find any other difference. Because their No.

Apple really muddied the waters around this watch at the presentation and the official website. After looking at it and reading the resources, it may seem that the Series 8 has a lot more innovations. In fact, 95% of them are available on previous watch models, that is, Series 7 (and older!) And are simply part of the general software update — watchOS 9.0.

Personally, this «sleight of hand» did not go very well for me. I evaluate this trend more negatively than the insignificant performance graphs of branded processors, which in recent years have become so fond of in Cupertino. Graphs at least remotely give some picture. And then everything was mixed up. And sit and guess what is really new from this, and what just appeared on your previous generation of watches.

Unlike the “silver” steel ones, not any “bow” is suitable for the gold Apple Watch. I wouldn’t be able to wear these.

Watch faces in watchOS 9 are cool, and now there are a lot of them. For Series 8, unique dials were not given.

Who should buy the Series 8? If a…

You have Series 7: not worth it.

You have an Apple Watch SE: if you like watches and want these watches to be in everything Better, then update. The always-on screen is worth it, as is its larger size. And if the clock has not entered you as a device, then there is no point in updating.

You have Series 6: the screen will be larger, battery life will be better, and the charging time will be noticeably faster (by 25%). But you can wait a year, because your processor is the same in terms of power as the newest ones.

Series 8 lettering is the only visible difference between the new generation and Series 7.

On top are my Series 7s in the awesome Starlight color.

You have Series 5: buy a Series 7 or Series 8 when you get tired of wearing a dead watch. Battery life on models with Series 6 and above is much better than on Series 5. And the screen is also large, it’s directly noticeable.

You have Series 4: it’s time to update, everything has been improved both in terms of specifications and functionality.

You have Series 3: sorry.

You have Series 0-2: Have you checked the closet for a long time, where do they lie? By the way, it’s better to check as soon as possible, otherwise the battery could swell and the screen fall off (I’m not kidding). As you check, buy Series 7 or Series 8.

PS Gold steel Apple Watch must be bought immediately with the same Milanese loop bracelet. It’s kind of sad without him. You can replace it with a sports strap in dark green, dark purple or black. But definitely not light, like mine. In general, for men I recommend ordinary, “silver” steel. Classic.

The review will be in a month, as we check the main innovation of the Series 8.

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