All the updates make it the fastest, biggest, most attractive wearable on the block.
Apple recently expressed concern that some of its products, including the Apple Watch and AirPods, could wind up costing consumers significantly more if the Trump administration were to go through with its latest rounds of tariffs on Chinese imports.
Like the previous Apple Watch, battery life is claimed to be 18 hours, but a charge should last longer for workouts and running than before: 6 hours with Global Positioning System.
Apple (AAPL) on Wednesday announced a significant update to the Apple Watch sporting significantly larger displays with an FDA-approved EKG feature. The watch will also come in a new 40mm and 44mm sizes.
Series 4 packs a new optical heart sensor.
The feature "is really a game changer as the first wearable device with this feature", Evercore ISI analyst Ross Muken wrote in a note to investors.
Not just that. but the watch's new ECG feature measures heart rate and will let you know if anything is irregular or potentially risky.
With watchOS 5, Apple Watch intermittently analyzes heart rhythms in the background and sends a notification if an irregular heart rhythm such as AFib is detected.
The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available directly from Apple, either at brick-and-mortar Apple Store locations or online. The user will simply place their finger on the digital crown to see their heartbeat.
All its data recordings and any noted symptoms are stored in the watch's Health app in a PDF that can be shared with physicians. The digital crown also now comes with haptic feedback.
The speaker has been made 50 percent louder, and the microphone has been moved to the other side to reduce echo and improve call quality. This will allow for a better cell reception as radio waves can easily pass through it. The Series 4 is the first Apple Watch to make the leap to a 64-bit operating system, with a new dual-core S4 processor that Apple promises is twice as fast, hopefully making it feel a little snappier when loading and switching between apps.
Ok, Apple watch has our attention.
The event kicked off with the Apple Watch Series 4 - which gives a pretty good indication of how proud Apple is of it.
As for the watch face, there are plenty of new dynamic watch faces to choose from. Each one can be completely customized so you can focus on productivity, friends or health.