Apple announced the new Apple Watch Series 4 today. Apple designed the new watch to be the ultimate health guardian for you. Here are some of the highlights and features of the new Apple Watch
The Watch Series 4 is 30% bigger than Series 3 when it comes to the display size. Apple designed the watch beautifully with curved corners and thinner than the earlier Apple watch series.
Pump Up The Volume!
Apple has also re-designed the speaker positioning on the new Apple Watch Series 4. The speaker now sports 50% more volume than earlier Apple Watch models. Larger speakers make it easier for folks to use the device for phone calls and iOS 12’s new walkie-talkie mode.
The new Apple Watch is 50% faster than the older model. It sports a new S4 Chip update that features a 64-bit processor.
There is a brand new Apple Watch face sporting up to 8 new complications. With this face, it’s easy to stay connected and monitor your health. Add your loved ones and stay connected instantly, view multiple time zones if you are traveling or keep an eye on all your health and fitness data right on one face.
Health, Fall Safety and ECG on Apple Watch Series 4
The new Series 4 sports a new design for accelerometer and gyroscope that will revolutionize the health area especially when it comes to fall detection and prevention. This is a big deal and is bound to generate great momentum for the product with baby boomers.
The new Digital Crown now sports haptic feedback and acts as an integral part of the ECG reading process on your watch along with the new Saphire and ceramic backing of the unit.
The Apple Watch Series 4 is also the first over the counter product to offer your ECG (Electro Cardiogram) right on your watch. Within 30 seconds of holding the digital crown, your Apple Watch will be able to get an ECG read and provide details of your heart activity.
You can share the detailed ECG reading with your doctor very easily.
When it comes to heart rate monitoring the new Apple Watch can now detect low heart rate automatically and send a notification. It can also detect irregular heart rhythms and send notifications. ( Major help for Afib patients)
Battery, Colors, and Pricing of Apple Watch Series 4
The Battery life on the new Apple Watch Series 4 has been enhanced, and it will provide you a complete day of activity without requiring a re-charge.
The new Apple Watch Series 4 will be available in three colors; Silver, Gray, and Gold.
The new Series 4 will start at $399 for the GPS model, $499 for the cellular model and Apple is dropping the price on the Series 3. It will now be available for $279.
We will keep the post updated as we learn more.
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