New Apple Watch Has Fall Detection and a Built-In ECG


New Apple Watch Has Fall Detection and a Built-In ECG

Apple Watch Series 3 will remain available, with a new price of $299. Despite the physical overhaul, Apple still managed to wedge in a battery that will remain consistent with the Series 3's 18 hours of usage on a charge.

The new Apple Watch's crown dial now has haptic feedback that subtly clicks as you turn it, and the speaker has been upgraded and moved so that Siri's responses, and speakerphone calls, are actually audible in noisy environments.

Are you willing to get the Apple Watch Series 4? It also has a new interface redesigned for a larger screen with richer detail.

The Apple Watch 4 will be available in silver, gold and space grey. Apple also showcased certain new watch faces including a new modular face, one with the ability to add several health and fitness statistics, and three new minimal faces to cut down on the amount of information for users who prefer it that way. We'll update this with more pricing as we get it. Apple is promising an all-day battery life on the Watch Series 4.

The overall functionality of the heart rate monitor, when just generally exercising, should also be improved - this is very much welcome for athletes, as the Apple Watch has never been the best at reading your pulse when being bashed about during exercise.

Former NBA player Steve Nash and Todd Howard, Game Director, speaks on stage at an Apple Inc product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. If you don't respond for longer than a minute, the watch will start an emergency call.

The Watch's own heart is a new system-in-package (which Apple confusingly refers to as a "silicon-in-package" chip) called the S4.

Apple COO Jeff Williams described the new watch - Series 4 of which will be available to order starting September 14 - with some superhero-sounding language, calling it an "intelligent guardian for your health". We will have to wait for it to land here like we are for Apple News and Apple Pay Cash. Execs said repeatedly that Apple Watch should be an "intelligent guardian for your health". The higher end Gold Stainless Steel Series 4 is $699 and $749 for the 40mm and 44mm sizes, respectively.

Apple will immediately take advantage of all that extra screen real estate with a new watch face featuring up to eight complications, or widgets, including quick access to communicating with friends and family, which will all be accessible at a quick, squinting glance.

The new smartwatch is touted to be swimproof, has Bluetooth v5.0, and has an optical heart sensor. The Watch Series 4 will officially be available in stores on September 21.

Other than this, there are three new heart-monitoring features and if your heart rate is too slow, you will be notified.

The user can touch the Digital Crown and receive heart rhythm classification after 30 seconds.

According to Apple, this is the first ECG to be offered over the counter to consumers.