24 September 2018
Finally, the wait is over as the Cupertino giant took the stage in Steve Job Theater to showcase the Watch Series 4. As expected the new Watch features a 30% larger display as opposed to the predecessor. The company introduces a new modular interface with the new gen of Watch series. Aside from the new Watch series, the company wraps off the cover from three new Watch faces including Fire Face, Water Face, and Vapor Face. All the new Watch faces are vibrant and look quite amazing.
The new Watch rear is made up of black ceramic which allows radio waves to pass through from the front and rear side.
The Watch Series 4 is powered up by the new dual-core 64bit S4 chipset and according to the company, it will perform 2x faster than the predecessor. Apple also revamped the audio experience on the Watch Series 4 with new speakers which are 50% louder than the last gen. Being a health-centric product, the Apple Watch plays an important role in keeping an eye on how users perform in workouts and other exercises. To ensure the sample data is processed accurately and swiftly, the company introduces next-gen accelerometer which will collect data 8x faster.
The new Watch 4 Series is pre-installed with WatchOS 5 straight out of the box. The new UI shows more info related to calendar, maps, and photos on the display thanks to built-in app complications. Overall the latest gen is smaller in size and weighs less than the predecessor.
The digital crown is overhauled and now it brings haptic feedback. Apple Watch Series 4 is now capable to detect falls automatically. The best aspect is the Watch will call emergency services if it detects the user is idle for more than a minute after the accidental fall.
The new Watch is now capable to trigger electrocardiogram (EKG) in case of irregular heart rhythms which makes it the one of its kind product with such feature. The US FDA certifies the Apple Watch to be used as a medical equipment which makes it even a better product for those looking for a health assistant.
Despite having a revamped UI the Apple Watch Series 4 battery life isn't affected. The Watch Series 4 lights will remain on up to 18 hours on a single charge which means an average user will get two days battery life easily. As expected the Watch Series 4 will support the current gen bands. The new Watch will be available in gold and stainless finishes.
As far as availability is a concern, the Watch Series 4 will be up for pre-orders from September 14th with a release from Sep 21st. The GPS variant will be available at $399 whereas the LTE variant can be purchased at $499. If you are not willing to purchase the Watch Series 4, you can purchase Watch Series 3 from Apple at a price tag of $279.
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