Always on retina
Always-On technology keeps the display on so you can see key information at a glance. Detailed watch faces are stunning and easy to read, even when your wrist is down. Accommodates all your favourite complications and makes tapping, typing, and swiping easy.
Materials & Finishes
100% recycled aluminium case. Features a thick front crystal with a flat base and robust geometry for durability and crack resistance. Ion-X front glass on aluminium models. Sapphire front crystals on stainless steel models.
Health and Wellness
Introducing temperature sensing1 that works with cycle tracking to help you better understand your menstrual cycle.15 Measure your blood oxygen levels,12 take an ECG from your wrist,13 be alerted if it detects unusually high or low heart rates or an irregular rhythm,13 measure your current heart rate. And learn more about your time asleep with Sleep Stages.
Safety and Emergency
Emergency SOS to call for help and alert emergency contacts.2 Fall Detection if you’ve taken a hard fall. Crash Detection for help in the event of a severe car crash.2
Make calls, send texts, stream music, and make emergency calls without your iPhone.17 Pair watches for your children or older adults without an iPhone using Family Setup.3
New temperature sensing that works with cycle tracking. Generate an ECG similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram with the ECG app. Take on-demand readings of your blood oxygen. New Crash Detection with advanced sensor-fusion algorithm trained on over 1 million hours of real-world drive and crash data to detect a severe car crash.
The temperature sensing feature is not a medical device and not intended for use in medical diagnosis, treatment, or for any other medical purpose. Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS + Cellular) can use a cellular connection for Emergency SOS. To use Emergency SOS on an Apple Watch without cellular, your iPhone needs to be nearby. If your iPhone isn’t nearby, your Apple Watch needs to be connected to a known Wi-Fi network and you must set up Wi-Fi Calling.
Not all features will be available if the Apple Watch is set up through Family Setup. Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Contact your service provider for more details. Check with carrier for eligibility.
Apple Watch Series 8 is rated IP6X dust resistant.