Apple Unveils Apple Watch Series 4 With 30 Percent Larger Display, Thinner Body, ECG Reader, Fall Detection, and More
Apple announced new Apple Watch models at its Gather Round event today at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park. The Apple Watch Series 4 is available in 40mm and 44mm sizes – a step up from the 38mm and 40mm options of previous models – has a thinner body, and comes with a number of next-generation medical heart detection features approved by the FDA.
New heart detection features, made possible via a new electrical hear sensor, include the ability to perform electrocardiogram (ECG) readings right out of the box, as well as detect low heart rhythm with background detection for atrial fibrillation, and low heart rate monitoring to detect very low blood flow from the heart.
By analyzing wrist trajectory and impact acceleration, the Apple Watch Series 4 sends the user an alert after a fall, which can be dismissed or used to initiate a call to emergency services. If the device senses immobility for 60 seconds after the notification, it will automatically call emergency services and send a message along with location to emergency contacts.
Apple Watch Series 4 pricing starts at $399 for GPS and $499 for LET, while the Series 3 continues to be available but at the new lower price of $280. The new Apple Watch Series 4 is available to order from Friday, September 21.
As expected Apple has expanded on its niche health and heart-related features. Some decided improvements here but still only square shape and apparently still only iOS support. Which is all fine for iOS users but still won't gain any Android phone users.
|Apple Unveils Apple Watch Series 4 With 30 Percent Larger Display, Thinner Body, ECG Reader, Fall Detection, and More