Apple Watch Series 8

45 mm, Aluminium, One size

Case diameter

41 mm
370.–
45 mm
538.–

Wristband colour

Midnight
538.–
Starlight
369.–
White
402.–

Apple Watch Series 8 has advanced health sensors and apps so you can take an ECG1, measure your heart rate and blood oxygen2 and track changes in your temperature3 to better track your cycle.4 And with
features for accident detection, sleep stage logging and advanced exercise data, it helps you stay active, healthy, safe and connected.

- The temperature sensor3 makes retrospective ovulation estimates and offers advanced cycle logging features.4

- Measure the oxygen level in your blood with a powerful sensor and app2

- Take an ECG - anytime, anywhere1

- Get notifications for high and low heart rate and irregular heart rhythm1

- Advanced safety features like fall detection, emergency call SOS5 and accident detection

- Improved training app with more advanced readings and workouts

- A completely redesigned compass app with waypoints and backtrack

- Track your daily activity on the Apple Watch and see your trends in the Fitness app on iPhone

- The most shatterproof front glass on an Apple Watch yet, IP6X dust protection and swim-proof design6 and increased ruggedness for fitness and activity

- Make calls, send text messages and write emails with just a few taps

- Listen to your favourite music, podcasts and audiobooks (when used with GPS models)

- Pay for purchases directly and securely from your wrist with Apple Pay7

- Large all-screen always-on display

- All-day battery and fast charging8

- Sleep stages feature shows you how much time you spend in REM, core or deep sleep

- watchOS 9 comes with an improved workout app, a new medication app, sleep stages and more insights into your heart health

- Get 3 months of Apple Fitness+ for free with an Apple Watch, with 11 different workouts, from HIIT to yoga, and even meditations9

Apple Watch - Legal Notice

The blood oxygen level measured in the app is not intended for medical purposes, including self-diagnosis and medical consultations, and is only suitable for general fitness and wellness use. The irregular heart rhythm notification requires the latest version of watchOS and iOS. It is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 22 or anyone who has already been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib). The updated fall detection is available on Apple Watch Series 4 and newer with watchOS 8 and newer.

Key specifications

Watch type
Smart watch
Main functions
Alarm, Alarm clock, Cycle protocol, Datebooks, ECG, Emergency call function, Fall detection, Heart rate monitoring, Make and answer calls, Music functionalities, Pedometers, Stopwatch, Stress levels, Timer, Touch screen, Weather
Outdoor + Leisure functionalities
Cycling, Daily goal, Fitness functions, Indoor cycling, Indoor running, Rowing, Running, Swimming, Trail running, Yoga
Operating system
WatchOS
Operating system compatibility
iOS
Case colour
Midnight
Wristband colour
Midnight
Item number
21996925

General information

Manufacturer
Category
Sports watches + Smartwatches
Manufacturer no.
MNP13FD/A
Release date
9/16/2022
Sales rank in Category Sports watches + Smartwatches

Colour

Exact colour description
Midnight

Target group

Target group
Adults

Watch properties

Watch type
Smart watch
Durability
Waterproof (5 ATM)
Protection type (IP code)
IPX6
Operating system
WatchOS
Operating system compatibility
iOS

Functions

Main functions
Alarm, Alarm clock, Cycle protocol, Datebooks, ECG, Emergency call function, Fall detection, Heart rate monitoring, Make and answer calls, Music functionalities, Pedometers, Stopwatch, Stress levels, Timer, Touch screen, Weather
Outdoor + Leisure functionalities
Cycling, Daily goal, Fitness functions, Indoor cycling, Indoor running, Rowing, Running, Swimming, Trail running, Yoga
Payment service
Apple Pay
Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Compass, Electronic heart sensor, Gyro sensor, Heart rate sensor, Optical heart sensor
Type of satellite navigation system
Compass, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS

Display properties

Time display
Digital
Screen technology
Always-On Retina LTPO OLED
Display size (inches)
1.77"
Image resolution
396 x 484 pixels

Wristband properties

Wristband colour
Midnight
Wristband material
Silicone
Wristband size
One size
Strap width
45 mm
Strap description
Sports bracelet
Bracelet changing system
Model-specific
Strap fastener
Push button

Case properties

Case colour
Midnight
Case material
Aluminium
Glass
Hardened Ion-X glass
Shape of watch
Square
Case diameter
45 mm
Case thickness
10.70 mm

Processor

Smartwatch processor name
Apple S8
Number of processor cores
2 -Core

Connectivity

Connectivity
Bluetooth, WLAN
Bluetooth version
5.0

Data storage properties

Storage capacity
32 GB

Power supply

Power supply
Rechargeable battery operated
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery life (without GPS)
0.75 days
Number of batteries
1
Battery life
0.75 days

Smart home features

Smart home ecosystem
Apple Siri
Smarthome communication standard
Apple HomeKit

Sustainability

Sustainability
Sustainable products and raw materials
Label
SBTI

Scope of delivery

Scope of delivery
Magnetic charging cable, smart watch

Package dimensions

Length
30.10 cm
Width
8 cm
Height
3.60 cm
Weight
410 g

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Number of service providers2
Lowest priceCHF 15.– (plus transport costs depending on delivery address)

Overall ratingVery good90/100
Very good88/100
Stiftung Warentest Logo
Stiftung WarentestSingle testReleaseJune 2023

Many smartwatches and fitness wristbands tested are truly multi-talented: they serve as heart rate monitors and altimeters, count steps, calculate the length of distances covered as well as calorie consumption and analyse sleep patterns. Some can also be used to play music, make phone calls or send and receive messages from messenger services such as Whatsapp...

Very good80/100
ImTest Logo
ImTestSingle testReleaseDecember 2022
  • PositiveThe new accident detection has the potential to save lives
  • NegativeBattery life remains weak
  • NegativeSignificantly more expensive than the predecessor

The Apple Watch 8 with watchOS 9 is and remains the benchmark for iPhone users. But: Almost all new functions, except for temperature measurement and accident detection, are also available for the predecessors via update. Only owners of older models will notice any real progress.