The Apple Watch Series 8 is one of the products we expect Apple to release in 2022. Apple has released a new version of the smartwatch every year since the first generation of smartwatches in 2015, and we expect this year to be no different.
The Apple Watch Series 7, which Apple launched with the iPhone 13 series in September, didn’t receive many major changes, aside from feature updates like a larger screen, faster charging, and improved durability. That means the company could be paving the way for a more visible makeover for the next Apple Watch series 8.
Health Function: Apple Watch Series 8 may debut with a temperature sensor.
Apple had long-standing health expectation for its popular wrist accessory long before the pandemic, with CEO Tim Cook describing health function as Apple’s “greatest contribution to humanity.” So Apple may further these expectation by adding a temperature sensor to the Apple Watch Series 8. The temperature-sensing feature was originally intended to help with fertility planning, but Apple may expand its functionality in future versions of the watch
There are reportedly a number of other health features in Apple’s lineup, though the tools are said to be still in development. They include blood sugar monitoring, a tool that alerts users when blood oxygen levels drop, sleep apnea detection and blood pressure monitoring. But these features are expected to be far off, and likely won’t be in the Apple Watch for a few years. We think that, blood pressure tools won’t be ready until 2024 at the earliest.