Every year since the Apple Watch debuted in 2015, a new edition of the high-tech watch has been released. That's why, even though the next Apple event is still months away, it's probable that a successor to the Apple Watch Series 7 — presumably dubbed the Apple Watch 8 — is already in the works.

Apart from feature enhancements like a bigger screen, quicker charging, and enhanced durability, Apple didn't make many substantial modifications to the Series 7, which was announced alongside the iPhone 13 series in September. That might imply the firm is laying the groundwork for a more significant redesign of the next-generation Apple Watch, particularly in the health sector.

Apple Watch 8
Apple Watch 8

Apple had long-term health objectives for its popular wrist accessory years before the epidemic, with CEO Tim Cook declaring health as Apple's “biggest contribution to mankind.” However, according to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is working on a variety of health features, some of which might be included in the Watch Series 8 (or whatever Apple decides to call it) as early as this year.

A thermometer, which may be used to aid with fertility planning (but it might also be used to identify fevers in the future), as well as a blood pressure monitor, are among the features. According to the Wall Street Journal, the latter would function by employing sensors to measure the speed of the pulse a heartbeat transmits through a person's arteries.


Apple Watch 8 might have a thermometer and blood pressure monitoring feature.

It will not offer baseline systolic and diastolic blood pressure values, unlike typical blood pressure monitoring cuffs that are normally wrapped around the upper arm. According to the research, it will instead inform you how your blood pressure is trending.

A comparable blood pressure function was previously included in Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4, which is accessible in select countries and regions, including South Korea and Europe, where it has acquired regulatory approval. Aside from the thermometer and blood pressure monitoring, there have been solid claims that Apple is working on non-invasive blood glucose monitoring, sleep apnea detection, and vehicle collision detection in secret.

We shouldn't hold our breath for these additional health capabilities to emerge on the next Apple Watch, according to Bloomberg's seasoned tech correspondent Mark Gurman.

In his PowerOn email, he wrote on the Series 8's purported ability to sense body temperature, monitor blood glucose, and blood pressure: “None of these are likely to happen anytime soon. Body temperature was on the agenda for this year, but talk about it has halted recently. Blood pressure monitoring will take at least two to three years, and I wouldn't be shocked if glucose monitoring doesn't arrive until later in the decade.”

Apple Watch 8 might go bigger in terms of design.

Since the initial Apple Watch made waves in 2015, the overall look of the device has stayed mostly unaltered. While it appears that a makeover to a flat-edged timepiece for next year is unlikely, reports claim that Apple may expand the display of the Watch Series 7 once again. According to display analyst Ross Young's tweets on Twitter, a third Apple Watch size might be released this year, in addition to the existing 41mm and 45mm models announced with the Watch Series 7.

The tough Apple Watch is a new model.

Apple is considering launching “with a durable case” and a rubberized exterior meant for usage in more harsh settings than everyday use, according to Gurman. According to the article, Apple is aiming its product towards sportsmen, hikers, and other people who would use it in harsh situations.

It will have the same functionality as a conventional Apple Watch, but with superior protection and impact resistance, according to the report. In 2022, Apple is likely to release the tough Apple Watch.

The top Apple Watch 7 features, everything new in Apple Watch 7 vs. Apple Watch 6, what we want to see in the future Apple Watch, and when the next Apple event will take place are all listed below. In addition, the iPhone SE 3 is said to be on the way.

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