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Apple Watch Series 4, Release Date, Specs, Price And What’s New

Apple Watch Series 4, Release Date, Specs, Price And What’s New

Apple smartwatch is evolving from a simple gadget into a medical device for a better and healthy living. Meanwhile, the more expensive Hermes models are shipping with all the other Apple Watch Series 4 models. Apple doesn't release sales figures, but estimates from two analysts suggest the company shipped roughly 18 million watches in 2017.

Worldwide, about 48 million smartwatches are expected to be sold this year compared to almost 1.9 billion phones, according to the research firm Gartner. In order to get FDA clearance for the inclusion and marketing of the watch's ECG features, Apple and Stanford University conducted a study of a little less than 600 people, the results of which were submitted to the FDA for review. The new phone is about the size of the existing iPhone 8 Plus, but with more screen.

A chief goal for the heart rate monitor inside earlier Apple Watch devices was to help calculate calorie burn. During the event, of course, Apple made a big deal about the ability to eventually use the watch to take an electrocardiogram reading. Indeed, if the smartwatch detects immobility after 60 seconds of a fall, it will automatically contact emergency services along with a message to a user's emergency contacts.

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EKGs are important tests of heart health and typically require a visit to the doctor.

For a market that is growing, these features in wearables will matter more and more. To reach customers not willing to pay that much, Apple will have the iPhone XR.

If you're getting ready to spend a small fortune on a new iPhone XS this week then you're likely already feeling both excited about a new iPhone and disgruntled that it's going to cost at least $999.

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This joins a host of other Apple Watch heart features that are available on other models including low heart rate alert, afib alert and more heart health record keeping and tracking.

All recordings and any noted symptoms are stored in the Health app and can generate a PDF that can be shared with health care experts.

"I've had to tell patients: Just take off the Fitbit and don't look at the data", said Gregory Marcus, a cardiologist and director of clinical research in cardiology at the University of California San Francisco. It features the iPhone's biggest battery in its product line.

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Fall detection could also be significant, especially for elderly users.

Yesterday, news about Apple's latest products were leaked to mainstream media earlier than the company anticipated.

But during Apple's press unveiling of the new Apple Watch Series 4 on Wednesday, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams referred to the new timepiece as an "intelligent guardian" on your wrist. Younger people can activate it in the settings.

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According to Apple, the Series 4 runs at twice the speed of the Apple Watch 3, thanks to the dual-core S4 processor inside it. An extended battery life of six hours whilst using Global Positioning System should please those who enjoy exercising outdoors and pace alerts for runners should enable them to see just how they're performing.


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