Apple Watch Series 8 vs Apple Watch Series 7: Is There Any Difference?

Apple Watch Series 8 vs Series 7

It is time to go beyond your limit with Apple’s latest smartwatch, Series 8. It has all the things you love about Apple Watch, and this time you will get even more. Unfortunately, Apple didn’t introduce the flat screen for the regular watch series; instead, it’s exclusive to the rugged apple watch only. Yes, Apple has stuck with the tradition and donned the same design as the Series 7. 

Apple Watch Series 8 vs Series 7

So, if there is no change in the design, then what exactly will the Apple Watch Series 8 come with? Let’s find out by putting it with its older brother Apple Watch Series 7, in the same ring. 


As we said earlier, there are not many changes in the design, both Apple Watch Series 8 and 7 look like twins, but the Series 8 is an improved version of its predecessor. Both have an Always-On retina LTPO OLED display with up to 1000 nits brightness, which makes stunning detail easy to read for every user, even under the brightest sunlight. In terms of durability, both watches are swim-proof, dust-proof, and crack resistant. Anyway, there is nothing more to tell about the design part, so let’s just move on to the health and fitness feature.

Health Feature

Apple Watch Series 8 has everything that you love in the Series 7. Both have a blood oxygen sensor, electrical heart sensor, and third-generation optical heart sensor to give insights to help understand your health better. The more concerned you are about your health, the more powerful you can become. And for that, both watches feature high and low heart rate notifications, irregular rhythm notifications, and ECG. Also, both watches can track various kinds of activity with reliable accuracy.


Anyway, there is something new in the Apple Watch Series 8, which is the temperature sensor, and it can take women’s health tracking even further. It has a unique two-sensor design, one sensor is located on the back crystal, which is near your skin, and another one is just under the display. Apple claims that this new feature can check your temperature every five seconds, and it can detect changes as small as 0.1-degree Celsius. Anyway, nighttime is the best time to track your body temperature because while you sleep, your blood flow increases to your limbs. So, you can get more insights into your ovulation cycle.


The Apple Watch Series 8 also includes crash detection. From fall detection to crash detection, nice innovation, Apple. Anyways, It will use two new motion sensors to detect your severe car crash. When a crash is detected, Crash Detection can automatically connect you with emergency services to get you instant help. Furthermore, crashes can be detected by other sensors in Series 8, including GPS, Microphones, and barometer. To let you know, the crash detection will only run while you are driving.


As for the battery life, both Apple Watch Series 8 and 7 offer up to 18 hours of runtime, which is not that much if you compare it to Samsung’s latest Galaxy Watch 5. But there is good news, with watchOS 9, there will be a low-power mode, which can extend the battery life up to 36 hours. Anyway, you won’t be able to run all the features while the Series 8 is in low-power mode.

Wrapping Up

In short, Apple Watch Series 8 has an identical design just like the Series 7. Most importantly, they come up with almost similar health and fitness features as well. What makes the Series 8 stand out is its temperature sensor and crash detection features. So, what do you think? Is Apple Watch Series 8 worthy enough to upgrade? 

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Nafiul Haque

Nafiul Haque has grown up playing on all the major gaming platforms. And he got his start as a journalist covering all the latest gaming news, reviews, leaks, etc. As he grew as a person, he became deeply involved with gaming hardware and equipment. Now, he spends his days writing about everything from reviewing the latest gaming laptops to comparing the performance of the latest GPUs and consoles.