Apple is planning to bring major updates to its smartwatch lineup with the launch of the Apple Watch Series 8. The company introduced 41mm and 45mm screen sizes with the launch of the Watch Series 7 last year. Apart from this, Apple also reduced the size of the bezel in the Watch Series 7. But now a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says 2022 could be “the biggest.” [year] in the history of Apple since the original model.
Gurman said Apple expects to launch three new smartwatch models in the fall this year, including the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and a rugged Apple Watch that’s geared for extreme sports. He added that the company doesn’t expect to introduce any new health sensor this year, but the much talked about body temperature sensor. Apart from the body temperature sensor, which is already available in Fitbit Sense, Apple is also said to be working on blood pressure and blood sugar sensors. However, these sensors are not expected to arrive this year.
Additionally, the Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to get a faster chip and better activity tracking features. “But see major updates for activity tracking and faster chips across the board,” Gurman wrote. The latest report corroborates DSCC analyst Ross Young with a separate report in which he had said that the company may launch three new Apple Watch models in 2022.
In a separate report in January this year, Gurman said that the body temperature sensor was on the roadmap for 2022, however, it has now been asked to be at least two to three years away. At the same time, he had said that features like blood pressure monitoring and blood sugar monitoring are expected to come in the latter half of the decade. Also, reports have tipped the Watch Series 8 to get the car crash detection feature. Furthermore, details about the successor of the Watch Series 7, i.e. the Galaxy Watch Series 8, are scarce right now.
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