Apple Watch Series 4 Makes Its Debut at iPhone Event

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Apple says this is the first over-the-counter device that offers ECG tracking. This makes it twice as fast as the Series 3. Let us know in the comments. Additionally, display sizes are up to 35% larger, with the new faces measuring in at 40mm and 44mm. "This update really establishes the company's increasing efforts to push the watch as a serious medical device". The complications have been enhanced to be more precise and informative. Increasing the screen size considerably has been achieved by slimming down the bezels and rounding the corners of the displays. The peak brightness level of 1000 nits is also being retained.

Pricing has gone up a little from the Series 3. The Series 4 with cellular connectivity starts at $499 for the 400mm model.

With the redesigned Apple Watch Series 4, it will automatically detect if you've fallen and ask you if you want to send an Emergency SOS. One is that the button on the right side is now a bit less exposed. The Digital Crown now has haptic feedback, so when you rotate the dial you feel a vibration in your fingertip.

Interestingly, the Apple Watch isn't just the world's best-selling smartwatch - it's the best-selling watch, period.

Other than this, the watch is thinner than last year's Series 3 and the UI has been tinkered to take advantage of the bigger display.

"Radio waves can now pass through both the front and the back of Series 4, improving cellular reception", added Williams. The wearable's speakers are said to be 50 percent louder, as well, which Apple positions as making the device better for taking phone calls and talking with the Siri digital assistant.

Notification for heart rhythm irregularities. These not only track your activity more precisely.

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Will my old Apple Watch bands still fit my new Series 4 Watch, though?

The wearable device also has a built-in capability to perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) to monitor heart rate and other key health data, a fall detection system and emergency SOS services if the wearer is injured.

The new Apple Watch will be launched with an edge-to-edge screen and ECG support, the company has announced at an event in San Francisco.

Irregular heart rhythm and ECG features will be available to USA customers "later this year", Williams said.

The Apple Watch was officially named the Series 4 during the September 12 event.

Thankfully, there's now a gold Milanese Loop band option, allowing you to coordinate flawlessly with your new Series 4. And the watchOS 5 lands on September 17. Perhaps the one-day battery life is the reason why Apple has yet to add an always-on display feature to its smartwatches.

The new Apple Watch will be available in an array of stainless and aluminum options starting at $399 on September 21, with pre-orders beginning Friday. The Apple Watch is considerably more expensive.

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