Redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 revolutionizes communication, fitness and health

Our clearest look yet at the Apple Watch Series 4

And only a couple of hours ago, the Apple Watch Series 4 became official, making Apple's smartwatch better than ever, just as one would expect.

The 2018 Apple keynote in Cupertino on September 12 is expected to cover three new iPhone releases, plus news on the next generation of the Apple Watch.

New watch faces, including one with up to eight customisable complications, or special features. 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. Taking calls on the watch should be more clear with less echo. The device has 50 percent louder speakers, improving interaction with the Siri digital assistant. Diehard Apple Watch fans can breathe easy: The 40mm and 44mm versions look almost identical in width compared to their 38 and 42mm predecessors. The digital crown and single tactile button remains on the right side of the case. As you rotate the crown, a small haptic motor will simulate clicks. The Watch is part of the company's Other Products segment, which saw revenue jump 37 percent to US$3.74 billion in the fiscal third quarter. Apple also upgraded their health features with the Watch 4 which now comes with fall detection and ECG. When the Watch thinks it's detected a fall, it'll pop up a prompt to trigger Emergency SOS, a feature that places a call to 911, messages emergency contacts, broadcasts your current location, and shows a pre-configured Medical ID to first responders. The wearable device can even detect a fall as well.

"Fitness is at the core of Apple Watch, encouraging you to be more active by closing your rings and tracking your workouts", said Williams. The watch will then let the user know whether their heart is beating in a healthy sinus pattern or exhibiting signs of atrial fibrillation.

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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. It also has a new interface redesigned for a larger screen with richer detail. However, they are customizable allowing users to precisely display what information they would like to have on the screen.

But the Series 4 isn't only about the display. The base model with Global Positioning System will retail for $399. The Series 4 with cellular connectivity starts at $499 for the 400mm model.

Slimmer bezels help to enable the larger screen sizes, and Apple said the new Apple Watches are thinner, giving the smartwatches less total volume than Series 3.

There will be, of course, a wider range of price points depending on the specific model, case material, and band type that you choose. It'll be sold in space grey, gold, and silver.

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