Apple have unveiled it’s highly anticipated next-generation smartwatch — the Apple Watch Series 4. BIGGER, bolder, faster with a larger display screen to a built-in electrical heart sensors, the latest device incorporates some major new features.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Apple Watch Series 4...
The new Apple Watch Series 4 is available in two sizes — 40mm and 44mm meaning the display screen is over 30% larger than its predecessor. To take full advantage of the new dimensions of the display, the entire interface has been redesigned to provide more information with richer detail. The new Infograph watch face can accommodate up to eight complications, so you can see more and do more at a glance.
The speaker has also been completely redesigned, making it 50 percent louder, and the microphone can now be found on the opposite side — far away from the speaker.
Optimized in every way, the new Apple Watch is more powerful, yet even thinner than before. And it delivers up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge. Under the hood is Apple’s next-generation S4, 64-bit dual-core processor that’s been designed to perform two times faster. The accelerometer and gyroscope have twice the dynamic range and can sample motion data eight times faster.
The Series 4 also has a ton of additional health features. For starters, it can now detect when you fall by analyzing wrist trajectory and impact acceleration. It will then initiate an emergency call. If it senses you’re immobile for 1 minute, it’ll automatically call and send a message to your emergency contacts using the SOS feature.
While older models of the Apple Watch include an optical heart rate sensor to track calories burned, resting heart rate, and more, the Series 4 offers a few new features. You’ll now receive a notification if your heart rate appears to be too low — which could mean that your heart isn’t pumping enough blood to the body.
In addition, the Apple Watch will now be able to screen your heart rhythm in the background. It’ll send a notification to the watch if it detects irregular rhythm, which could point to atrial fibrillation. Perhaps one of the most impressive features on the Series 4 is the built-in electrical heart sensor. Built into the back of the sapphire crystal and digital crown, users can now take an electrocardiogram (ECG) — the first of its kind in a smartwatch. This will measure electrical activity of the heartbeat in order to help diagnose heart disease and other conditions. You’re able to take an ECG anytime, anywhere, straight from your wrist by opening the app and placing your finger on the digital crown. Since all of the information is stored in the health app, you’ll be able to share the ECG with a doctor, who will be able to see a more detailed picture of what’s going on.
The Series 4 comes in three aluminum finishes — silver, gold, and space gray. The Series 4 also comes in gold stainless steel with a Milanese band, in addition to the silver and space black stainless steel options. The new bands will also work with any of the Apple Watch predecessors.
Pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 4 models are available in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK and US with availability beginning September 21.
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