Apple announces Watch 4, will come with ECG, Fall detection and more

Apple Watch Series 4 Will Come in 40mm and 44mm Sizes

Apple Watch Series 4 boasts a screen that's 30% larger than it's predecessor - in a smaller-volume package.

Apple opened its event by saying its new Apple Watch Series 4 range will have edge-to-edge displays, like its latest phones, which are more than 30 percent bigger than displays on current models. The new Apple Watch has an updated backside, too, allowing the device to transmit radio waves from the front and the back which should give you better cellular reception.

The S4 chip includes a 64-bit dual-core processor that offers up to double performance compared to previous models. From detecting a fall the watch can prompt you to send an emergency alert, but if you're immobile for more than a minute it will call the emergency services and send a message to key contacts.

Apple Watches were already capable wrist-worn heart-rate monitors, but the Series 4 has some new tricks in that regard.

Apple has announced the Apple Watch Series 4, and the company says that "everything about it has been redesigned and reengineered".

The display uses LCD technology (like in the iPhone 8 and previous models) rather than OLED-although Apple says the newly developed Liquid Retina LCD display features improved colours and picture quality.

The Apple Watch Series 4 will start at $399 for a Global Positioning System version, and $499 for an LTE version.

Apple Watch Series 4 Will Come in 40mm and 44mm Sizes

The Series 4 will come in silver, gold and space gray, as well as two polished stainless steel varieties.

Thankfully, there's now a gold Milanese Loop band option, allowing you to coordinate flawlessly with your new Series 4. The new smartwatch line was introduced Wednesday at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, by Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams.

He highlighted the health benefits of such a device by features such as automatically notifying users you if it detects they have an elevated heart rate. The GPS, non-cellular 40mm versions start at $599; 44mm versions start at $649. The ECG feature will initially only be available in the US. We're also unsure if the new Infograph watchface will be made available to older Apple Watch models as it appears to be optimized for larger screens.

And the new dynamic watch faces positively dazzle on the large new display. The new Apple Watch has clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Williams added.

But it won't just be iPhones, as the fourth series of the popular Apple Watch is also set to be unveiled at the September 12 keynote. Perhaps the one-day battery life is the reason why Apple has yet to add an always-on display feature to its smartwatches. It's going on sale on September 21st in stores, but you can pre-order the Apple Watch 4 this week and get it delivered on the release date.

In addition, the display now runs to the edges rather than floats in a black bezel, so you get much more screen real estate for your money.

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