The Apple Watch Series 9 is now available for purchase closely following its launch alongside the iPhone 15; accountably a smartwatch that is getting smarter everyday to the point of becoming more than just a timepiece. When you wear it, it is like having someone reminding you to take care of your health on a daily basis when it is an aspect we usually overlook, or even to the point of performing life-saving duties in an emergency. This means that with the launch of Apple’s new smartwatch this time round, it is likely that many will be interested. However, let’s get to know a little more about the Apple Watch Series 9 and what’s interesting about it before making a decision.
9 Things that will make you want to have the Apple Watch Series 9
- “Smarter” smartwatch with the most powerful chip
The Apple Watch Series 8 comes with a new S9 SiP chip that has been improved throughout the system. Unlock new features that make using the Apple Watch more convenient such as the Double Tap feature that enables a command or response by ‘double-tapping’ your thumb and index finger together (in a pinching motion), while also saving energy where it can be used continuously up to 18 hours throughout the day.
- Accurately locates your connected devices
Like the iPhone 15, the Apple Watch Series 9 smartwatch features a second-generation ultra-wideband (UWB) chip that enhances the search accuracy Find My iPhone and other devices connected to the Apple Watch over a wider range (in particular, for the iPhone that uses the same chip).
This also includes the Apple Watch Series 9’s ability to more effectively work with the HomePod, wear if worn within a 4-meter radius of the HomePod that is currently playing music, then the watch screen will display a “Now Playing” status in order to enable you to control all functions from the watchface.
- Make commands by simply tapping your fingers in a pinching motion twice
A new feature that we are most excited about in the Apple Watch Series 9. Interact with your smartwatch by simply tapping your thumb and index finger in a pinching motion twice. If you’re what this feature does, it can display the Smart Stack widget, stop the timer, play or pause music, snooze the alarm, answer or end phone calls, as well as control your apple watch as a remote when taking photos.
- 2x Brighter screen
With the S9 SiP chip, the Apple Watch Series 9 is able to display a maximum brightness of 2,000 nits (two times more than the Series 8 model), making it easier to read messages more easily while outdoors or under bright light. At the same time, the light can be dimmed down to as low as 1 nit so that it does not cause disturbance when in a dark room, during early mornings, or in places with lights turned off such as in the movie theater, etc.
- Make commands to Siri faster
The new 4-core Neural Engine enables up to 2 times faster Siri command processing on the Apple Watch Series 9 as compared to the Apple Watch Series 8 model as some commands can be processed right away on the device without requiring internet. Examples include starting an exercise, setting a timer, asking for information on the amount of hours slept, turning off activity rings, or recording health data such as your menstrual cycle, weight and medicine taken. Furthermore, text dictation is 25% more accurate as compared to the Apple Watch Series 8.
- WatchOS10, a new operating system that is easier and more convenient to use
The Apple Watch Series 9 runs on the WatchOS 10 operating system that comes with a major update with new features to maximize convenience whether it’s the new Smart Stack, or a watch face with new display options that will never leave you bored.
- Health Feature to better meet the needs of fitness enthusiasts
The WatchOS 10 also comes with features to satisfy health enthusiasts, including bluetooth connectivity to a power meter, speed sensor and cadence sensor for cyclists to unravel new performance metrics.
If the Apple Watch Series 9 is worn during exercise on a bike, the activities will automatically appear as a live activity on the iPhone, and can be viewed in full screen with a single tap. Meanwhile, the Maps application will be even more usable during outdoor adventures.
Not only is the Apple Watch Series 9 good for physical health, but it also comes with mental health care applications that allow us to record our daily mental state, how we feel, along with factors that affect our mood each day. You can also choose to watch this recording again to gain a clearer picture of your mental health.
- The new pink aluminum watch body is a must-have for anyone that loves pink!
The Apple Watch Series 9 is available in two sizes: 41mm and 45mm, where both come in Starlight, Midnight, Silver, (PRODUCT) RED, and the new Pink color on the aluminum watch body. You can also add an extra layer of pop with a pink Sport Band. Furthermore, the Stainless Steel models will be available in Gold, Silver and Graphite.
- For those that care for the environment
Apple fans are probably already aware of how much value Apple places on the environment where this topic is always covered every time a new product is launched; this time is no different. With Apple producing bands and cases for the Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2, and Apple Watch S that were all launched together, it has undergone a process that is carbon neutral (reduces carbon emissions) from beginning-to-end.
This time, Apple has launched a new material to the Apple Watch band called FineWoven, a micro twill fabric made from 68% recycled material with a suede-like feel, while the new Sport Loop band is made from 82% recycled yarn. At present, Apple will no longer use leather in their new Apple products. As for the packaging, the Apple Watch’s box is made from 100% fiber and has a carbon neutral logo on the box.
All of these exciting new additions to the Apple Watch Series 9 are reasons why you should get your hands on this worthy smartwatch! For anyone interested, you can order online here: Apple Watch Series 9 from Studio7, or at any Studio7 store.