Apple has done it again with their September 2022 released smartwatch offering, the Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm). With cutting-edge technology, a sleek design, and a plethora of features, this device is a must-have for tech enthusiasts and fitness aficionados alike. In this review, we’ll delve into the launch date, pricing of this specific device at Mobilehub Kenya, its technical specifications, its pros and cons, other top alternatives plus an overall conclusion of the Apple Series 8.
When was the Apple Series 8 launched in Kenya?
The Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm) launched in Kenya on September 16th, 2022. This highly anticipated smartwatch offers advanced features, improved performance, and a sleek design, making it a top contender in the smartwatch market. Keep an eye out for it on the Mobilehub Kenya and ensure you get your hands on this powerful device while stock still lasts.
Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm) Price at Mobilehub Kenya.
If you’re in Kenya and looking to buy the Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm), you’ll be pleased to know that its available at Mobilehub Kenya where the price of Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm) goes for Ksh61,000. While the price of Apple Watch Series 8 (45mm) goes for Ksh 65,000. At Mobilehub Kenya, the device comes with a 32GB 1GB RAM for internal storage.
Technical Specifications of Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm):
|Specification/Feature||Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm)|
|Display||1.9 inches Retina LTPO OLED Up to 1000 nits brightness|
|Resolution||(41mm)352 by 430 pixels 904 sq mm display area, 396 by 484 pixels|
1143 sq mm display area (45mm)
|Processor||Apple S8 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor|
|Operating System||watchOS 9.0 upgradable to 9.4|
|Water Resistance||Up to 50 meters,|
|Blood Oxygen Sensor||Yes|
|Fitness Tracking||Yes, including running, cycling, swimming, and more|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz , Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, NFC|
|Battery||Up to 18 hours of battery life and up to 36 hours with Low Power Mode.|
|Charging||Apple USB-C magnetic charging cable (1m) and USB power adapter included|
Display: The Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm) has an Always-On Retina LTPO OLED up to 1000 nits brightness 1.9 inches display size with a screen resolution of (41mm)352 by 430 pixels 904 sq mm display area, whereas, 396 by 484 pixels 1143 sq mm display area (45mm). The display is protected by Sapphire crystal glass always-on display, allowing users to check the time and other important information without having to raise their wrist.
Processor and Operating System: The Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm) is powered by the Apple S8 SiP 64-bit dual-core processor. Chipset, which is designed to deliver lightning-fast performance. This chipset is paired with watchOS 9.0 upgradable to 9.4, CPU: Dual-core and GPU: PowerVR which provides an intuitive and user-friendly interface.
Memory Space: The device has 32GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM, which provides ample space for storing your favorite apps, music, and other media. The Apple Series 8 (41mm, 45mm) has NO physical sim slot however, if you purchase a Cellular model, it indeed includes an eSIM instead.
Camera: The Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm) does not have a Built-In camera. However, it supports FaceTime calls through the built-in microphone and loudspeaker which by the way has NO 3.5mm jack. Also, there is a Camera app on the device. You can set your iPhone’s camera timer for a photo using the app on your watch.
Battery and Charging: The Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm) has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion 308 mAh, non-removable battery that provides up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge. The device has a USB-C magnetic fast charging cable and also supports wireless fast charging, which allows you to charge it to 80% in just 45 minutes.
Other Features include: The device supports Wi-Fi, dual-band, Bluetooth 5.3, USB-C magnetic fast charging cable, it also has L1 GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS for location tracking and BeiDou, Compass, Always-on altimeter, Water resistant, Certified IP6X dust resistant, Blood oxygen sensor(Blood Oxygen app), Electrical heart sensor(ECG app),Third-generation optical heart sensor, International emergency calling, Emergency SOS, International roaming, High-g accelerometer up to 256 g-forces with Fall Detection and Crash Detection, High dynamic range gyroscope, Ambient light sensor, Apple Pay, GymKit, Gyro, Barometer, Always-on altimeter, Compass, SpO2, VO2max, Temperature (body), Temperature sensing (0.01˚ accuracy), Natural language commands and dictation (talking mode), Ultra Wideband (UWB) support.
Pros and Cons of Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm)
- Advanced Health and Fitness Features.
- Sleek Design.
- Impressive display.
- Improved Performance.
- Enhanced Connectivity.
- Large Internal Storage.
- Wide Range of Apps.
- Customizable Watch Faces.
- Battery Life.
- Limited Compatibility.
- Size and Weight.
- Limited Customization.
- No Always-On Display Option.
- Limited Siri Functionality.
Other Alternative Devices
- Apple Watch Ultra: The Apple Watch Ultra is a concept smartwatch from Apple that provides a futuristic design and advanced health monitoring features.
- Apple Watch SE 2: The Apple Watch SE 2 is a more affordable alternative to the Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm) that still provides advanced health monitoring features and fast performance.
- Huawei Watch GT3: The Huawei Watch GT3 is a stylish and functional smartwatch that provides advanced health monitoring features and long battery life.
- Apple Watch Series 7: The Apple Watch Series 7 is another premium smartwatch from Apple that provides advanced health monitoring features and a modern design.
- Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro: The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is a feature-packed smartwatch that provides advanced health monitoring features and long battery life.
The Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, 45mm) is a high-end smartwatch that boasts a range of advanced features and top-notch performance. With its updated design, improved health and fitness tracking capabilities, and enhanced connectivity options, the Apple Watch Series 8 is an impressive device that is sure to impress even the most discerning tech enthusiasts. However, its high price tag, limited compatibility, and short battery life may be potential drawbacks for some users. Ultimately, whether the Apple Watch Series 8 is the right choice for you will depend on your individual needs, preferences, and budget.