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Apple Watch 4 wants to keep you fitter and more alive

13 September 2018

Making health a big selling point of the Apple Watch, Apple said the new Apple Watch Series 4 will not only be able to screen your heart rate, but will call for help if you fall.

The Apple Watch Series 4's advanced heart-monitoring technology called electrocardiogram (EKG) has also received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration, meaning it can be used as a medical device.

While its design might look similar to the previous three generations, the Series 4 is thinner and has a more than 30 per cent larger display, compared to its predecessors.

Apple Watch Series 3 gets a price drop and is now available from $279. watchOS 5 will launch on September 17.

Inside, you'll find a new S4 processor that has dual-core processing power and should offer two-times better performance than the previous model.

Apple Watch Series 4 sports a new design, thanks to an edge-to-edge display and a new Digital Crown with haptics.

The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available from 21 September, with orders starting this Friday, 14 September on for the United Kingdom, or here for the US.

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The Apple Watch Series 4 will start at a $399 for the non-cellular Global Positioning System model, and the cellular-model will start at $499. The product will come in gold, silver and space gray models, with three aluminium finishes and three stainless steel versions. The new smartwatch line was introduced Wednesday at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, by Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams. The GPS, non-cellular 40mm versions start at $599; 44mm versions start at $649. With the bigger displays comes more room for complications, up to 8 of them. Williams says those features will be available this year.

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Apple has also been working on expanded health sensors, which now appear on the new Apple Watch.

Apple iPhone XR The low-priced model iPhone XR sports a 6.1-inch LCD screen (with Liquid Retina Display) and is available in as many as six colour variants.

It arrives with a new selection of animated Watch faces and the digital crown has been redesigned.

If a person falls, and then is motionless, the watch will call emergency services, he added.

The watch's new capabilities certainly seem aimed at a new demographic that perhaps might've escaped Apple's clutches before. senior citizens.

Speaking of breathing, Apple has taken its health features up a notch, including a new watch face that guides users through a deep breathing exercise.

"The killer app for most who have been holding out has been longer battery life, something that doesn't require daily charging, and possibly a larger screen to make it easier to type on", he said.

Also for the first time, because Apple is allowing its stream to be played on other platforms, it will be available on Twitter. Preorders start Friday and the wearable will be available in stores September 21.

Apple Watch 4 wants to keep you fitter and more alive