Apple's new smartwatch can only monitor your heart in the US


The new Apple Watch Series 4 comes with plenty of the new features. To enable fall detection, you must launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and go to My Watch tab Tap Emergency SOS Turn Fall Detection on or off.

Amazingly, despite the number of components involved, Apple Watch Series 4 scores pretty well on iFixit's repairability scale: 6 out of 10.

Apple has announced the new Watch Series 4 with an improved design and ECG as part of its move towards better health. "The more physically active you are, the more likely you are to trigger fall detection due to high impact activity that can appear to be a fall", Apple explains. While it's said to work accurately, it is important to know that the feature is not automatically enabled unless you're 65 years of age or older.

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"If you've entered your age when you set up your Apple Watch or in the Health app and you're age 65 and over, this feature automatically turns on". The feature can detect both the front-facing falls and backward-facing slips. It was found out that there is some margin of error as falls on surfaces like carpets or foam failed to start the fall detector. It doesn't count falling on softer surfaces as hard falls. The Cupertino-based tech firm adds that "Apple Watch can not detect all falls". It has a built-in Electrocardiogram (ECG) that can detect if your heart is beating normally or you have symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).

The folks at iFixit have put the Apple Watch Series 4 under the knife - in this case, the larger 44mm version. That takes it from the Series 3 1.07 Wh up to 1.113 Wh. However, its battery life remains similar to Series 3.

The Apple Watch Series 4 is priced at $399 for the Global Positioning System version. If you can't afford it, the tech giant has slashed the prices of Apple Watch Series 3 to just $279.

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