Apple Watch Series 4: Packs a Slew of Health Features
Before the all-new iPhones hit the limelight during Apple’s recent September event, the Apple Watch 4 was the first one to be unveiled. It comes with a bigger and stronger display and a range of improved health features. Here’s what you need to know about the Apple Watch 4 price, release date, and specs.
Apple Watch 4 Price
The Apple Watch Series 4 is available in two versions: GPS and GPS+Cellular. The former retails for $399 (~RM 1,653) and $499 (~RM 2,067) for the latter. There will be three color options – Silver, Gold, and Space Black. With the advent of the new Apple Watch Series, the Apple Watch 3 gets a price cut, as it now retails for $279 (~RM 1,156).
Apple Watch 4 Release Date
The Apple Watch 4 is up for pre-order on September 14 and go on sale on September 21.
Apple Watch 4 Specs
Although the Apple Watch Series 4 is pretty similar to its previous iteration design-wise, it comes with a slightly bigger display and a slew of improved health trackers, making it appealing to those who focus on fitness and well-being.
Apple Watch 4 Design and Display
The Series 4 watches retain the traditional rectangular display similar to their predecessors, however, they are slightly larger (at 40mm and 44mm) and have smoother edges. Apple added new watch faces and three new different animations – Water, Flame, and Vapor. Meanwhile, the spinning dial aka “digital crown” on the left side of the watch received an upgrade, as it is now haptic, meaning you’ll get a vibrating and audible “click” as you roll it around. Also, the microphone and speaker have been repositioned so that the latter can be louder and devoid of mic interference.
Apple Watch 4 Health Features
Apple added new features to the Watch Series 4 such as electrocardiogram, fall detection, heart rate detection, and atrial fibrillation detection. While this device isn’t certified for medical procedures, it can provide precise notifications. However, Apple still recommends that users undergo proper medical consultation and avoid over-reliance on the sensors.
Apple Watch 4 Battery Life and Processor
With the latest S4 chipset inside the Apple Watch 4, the device now has an improved battery life. Apple claimed that it can last 18 hours on a single charge or 6 hours in GPS mode, making it an attractive option for runners and marathoners. As for the charging setup, it is the same as its predecessor – a wireless and magnetic charger that you can attach to the back of the device.