Alongside its new iPhones, Apple has now launched its much-anticipated smartwatch. Apple Watch Series 4 is the latest smartwatch from the Cupertino giant. The all-new smartwatch is a major upgrade over its predecessor.
The Apple Watch Series 4 comes with a fine-tuned design. While the new Apple watches don’t come with a radical change in term of design language, but the differences are instantly noticeable, as the new Apple watches come with larger displays as compared to their last generation models. Apple claims that the display two variants of the Watch Series 4 sports a 32% and 35% larger display respectively. To make things look even appealing, Apple has further cut down on the bezels too. This results in an immersive viewing experience and gives the new watches an even premium vibe. The display is protected with sapphire crystal.
Apple Watch Series 4: Specifications, Features
Internally, the Apple Watch 4 is powered by a new S4 chip, which promises two times faster performance. It is a dual-core unit that has been developed in-house by Apple’s silicon team. The gyroscope sensor and accelerometer have also been updated.
One of the noteworthy features of Apple Watch Series 4 is it’s the new heart rate sensor. It is the first consumer electronic product to provide over the counter electrocardiogram (EKG) reading.
The Apple Watch 4 uses electrodes located on the back of the watch to record an EKG of your heart. Electronics. To trigger the watch to record an EKG reading all you have to do is to open an app and place your finger on the digital watch crown. Apple has developed a new watch face to even showcase live EKG directly on your wrist.
Furthermore, the all-new Apple Watch is capable of screening heart rhythm to find cardiac irregularities like atrial fibrillation. Apple further adds that it has received a clearance from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use Watch Series 4 as a medical device.
The digital crown of the Apple Watch Series 4 has received an overhaul and is now includes haptic feedback. That said, despite all the improvement in the hardware department, the speaker volume on the Apple Watch 4 has been slightly downgraded, as the overall volume is now lower.
Apple Watch Series 4: watchOS 5 Offers All-New Watch Faces
Keeping the hardware improvement aside, Apple has completely revamped the watchOS 5 UI to take advantage of the bigger display. Apple has apparently tweaked the watch faces for its Watch Series 4. The all-new smartwatches come with a modified watch face that looks a lot better than the ones in the Apple Watch Series 3. The watch faces are much denser than before and help in showing a lot more information in apps like photos, maps, and calendar at a single glance.
Last but not the least, the new Apple Watch promises an all day long battery life. The company claims up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge. A few variants of the watch come with LTE connectivity.
Apple Watch Series 4: Colour Variants
The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available in three color hues namely Black, Rose Gold, and Silver. It comes with a wide variety of metal and leather bands. Apple will be selling a limited edition Hermes version of the new Apple Watch.
Apple Watch Series 4: Price, Availability
The Cupertino based firm has priced the standard version of the Apple Watch 4 with GPS at $399 (Rs 28,686), whereas the cellular model would cost slightly higher at $499 (Rs 35,875). Besides, Apple has slashed the price of Watch Series 3, which now starts from $279 (Rs 20,046). The new smartwatches are expected to roll out in US first followed by a subsequent globall roll out to various countries including India.