After a massive iPhone 15 event, Apple has released the Apple Watch Series 9 in addition to the brand-new iPhone 15 selection.
However, how does it stack up against the prior generation? If you already have an Apple Watch Series 8, is an upgrade worthwhile? Or, if you were thinking about purchasing your first Apple Watch, which would be the wiser investment right now?
Specs of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Series 8
|Apple Watch Series 9||Apple Watch Series 8|
|Materials||Metals: AluminumStainless||Metals: AluminumStainless|
|Colors||Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and Product Red for aluminum
Gold, Silver, Graphite
|Aluminum: Pink, Product Red, Silver, Starlight, MidnightStainless Steel:
Graphite, silver, and gold
|Display||Retina LTPO OLED has a peak brightness of 1,000 nits.||Retina LTPO OLED always-on with 2,000 nits of peak brightness and 1 nit of lowlight|
|Double-tap gesture||Only for accessibility||Yes|
|Siri||Wi-Fi or mobile data is necessary.||On-device|
|Sensors||Blood oxygen sensor, electrical heart sensor, temperature sensor, and third-generation optical heart sensor||Blood oxygen sensor, electrical heart sensor, temperature sensor, and third-generation optical heart sensor|
|Battery life||18 hours||18 hours|
|Ultra Wideband||U1||Second-generation Ultra Wideband chip for the iPhone 15 with Precision Finding|