Apple Watch Series 4
Take a break from scouting the latest mobile phones for sale—the smartwatch industry is demanding your attention.
The Apple Watch Series 4 is the all-new redesigned wearable gadget from Apple. It was unveiled during their September 12 event in Cupertino, California. The new iteration promises features that no other device of its league can.
If you’re planning on getting one for yourself but aren’t sure if it’s worth the investment, here’s a rundown on what’s new and what you can use this gadget for.
Apple has increased the display size from the Series 3 by 30% resulting in more information viewable in the screen at one glance. Heart rate, workouts, weather, date, and time are just some of the information users can see from their home screen
Watch faces are fully customizable for a more personal experience. It comes in two sizes: 40mm and 44mm.
Thoughtful Design Improvements
The design has been transformed to give way to more features like an electrical heart sensor and touch-activated electrocardiogram (ECG) app. New stainless-steel band options have been added for a more premium look. You can get it in any of the three colors available: silver rose gold, and space gray.
The Digital Crown deserves a special mention here. It mimics the home button on a regular smartphone by delivering a click-through feel via haptic feedback. As a result, everything feels more responsive as you browse through the data in your smartwatch.
Apart from everything else, the speakers are now louder by 50%, and the microphone has been repositioned for better audio quality during phone calls.
Improved Health and Fitness Monitor
The health-conscious and active user will get a kick out of this new smartwatch. While the heart monitor has been a feature previously included in older models, the additions highlight the steps Apple is taking to ensure the well-being of their users.
With the use of an accelerometer and gyroscope, the new smartwatch has fall-detection (i.e., in an accident) and triggers an emergency call after one minute of immobility. Additionally, notifications will be sent if the heart rate appears to be lower than average. It could aid users to detect any irregularities and prompt them to consult their doctor.
The most remarkable health feature is the capability to take an ECG with a touch of a button. The Apple Watch Series 4 is the first of its kind to make this possible. This was made possible by the new sapphire crystal backing of the gadget and uses electrodes to read the heart’s electrical signals.
Lastly, the activity tracking measures how long a user moves, exercises, and stands, and sends out notifications to maintain a moderate level of physical activity throughout the day.
Seamless iPhone Connectivity
Don’t have your phone with you? That’s fine. You’ll never leave your marketing, real estate, or business consulting contacts unanswered with the cellular data connectivity. Take calls and send messages right from your wrist, check your to-do list for the day, and sync data between your devices—all without needing to use your iPhone.
The new Walkie Talkie feature also allows users who both have the Apple Watches to communicate instantly. Other features available for users are Apple Music, Apple Pay, Maps, and Siri.
The wearable tech boasts 50-meter water resistance, allowing you to wear it on a sweaty gym session to laps in the pool. It has eight complications that you can customize to your liking so that you can see relevant data according to your preference.
So, Should I get an Apple Watch?
If you’re a fitness enthusiast, tech junkie, or power user, you’ll appreciate all the convenient features that the Apple Watch Series 4 provides.
The Apple Watch Series 4 is available now, starting at $399.
Guest Author: Valerie Chua
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