Apple started the 2018 keynote event by announcing the watch series 4. Infact, watch series 4 was the only device that offered major improvements over the predecessor. The first improvement is the stunning new edge-to-edge curved display that offers around 30% larger screen as compared to the predecessors. Apple has also introduced dozens of nifty health and fitness-related features. So here’s everything you need to know about the Apple Watch Series 4.
Apple Watch Series 4: Specifications And Features
Apple watch series 4 offers a premium ceramic, glass and sapphire crystal construction. The edge-to-edge curved display blends with the body of Apple watch, making the design look seamless. Furthermore, the new UI takes advantage of the increased display area by pushing more information and detailed health reports.
The new Apple watch series 4 has improvised accelerometer and gyroscope sensors. Consequently, the watch can now detect hard falls by analyzing wrist trajectory and impact acceleration. Furthermore, once a hard fall is confirmed the watch will share location details and a text message to selected contacts.
Apple has also enhanced the heart rate sensor on the back of the Apple watch. This small watch can now take an electrocardiogram (ECG) using the new electrical heart rate sensor. The watch can even detect Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). All of the data and stats collected are then synced with the health app and ECG can be shared as a pdf file with doctors. Lastly, as an assurance, the Apple watch series 4 has received FDA clearance.
Apple Watch Series 4: Major Improvements And Pricing
The Apple Watch series 4 is powered by a faster and efficient 64-bit dual-core S4 processor. Apple claims that this new processor is twice as fast as the S3 processor. For connectivity, Apple has used the W3 wireless chip that helps the watch to communicate with your airpods and iPhone.
Digital crown on the Apple watch now offers haptic feedback upon interactions with the watch. This new smartwatch has around 50% louder speakers as compared to predecessors. Apple has also optimized these speakers for phone calls, Siri, and Walkie-Talkie.
The Apple Watch Series 4 GPS edition starts at $399 (roughly Rs.28,686). While the Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $499 (roughly Rs. 35,875). Apple Watch Series 4 GPS edition will be available to order from September 14th in 26 countries and territories and Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) will be available to order in 16 countries and territories.