New Apple Watch Series 4 steals the show

New Apple Watch Series 4 steals the show

New Apple Watch Series 4 steals the show (Image © Apple)

The biggest point of interest at Apple’s recent hardware event on the September 12 was the announcement of a new line of iPhones, but if we’re going off audience reactions, they were by far outshined by the reveal of the new Apple Watch Series 4.

A bigger screen, faster chip and new health monitoring, the new Series 4 amps up a few core features. Aesthetically, the new Series 4 also has smaller bezels, a constant query about Apple designs and making it 30 per cent larger than the Series 3. It will also be available in three colours: silver, gold and space grey.

Side by side comparison (Image © Apple)

Side by side comparison (Image © Apple)

The Series 4 also features fall detection and a built-in electrocardiogram, or ECG, with the use of new electrodes that can detect more variants in cardiac activity, making it the first over the counter ECG of this calibre. The ECG measures the heart’s rhythm and can detect the presence of atrial fibrillation. The fall detection feature can even make an emergency call after the device detects a fall.

For more info and visual on the Apple Watch Series 4, watch the video from Tech Crunch’s video below:

Everything you need to know about the new Apple Watch Series 4

— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) September 12, 2018

The Apple Watch Series 4 will be priced at $399 for GPS-only, non-Cellular, and $499 for GPS and Cellular. pre-orders start September 14 and go on sale September 21.

Apple’s new watchOS 5 will be available for other Apple Watch models starting September 17.

By Daniëlle Kruger
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