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Apple event: Product launch starts with Apple Watch Series 4
12 Sep 2018
The annual Apple launch event has started and Tim Cook has delivered his signature keynote.
Several devices, including a new iPhone are expected to be launched, and many have waited with bated breath for this event.
Opening this year's product launch is the already-anticipated, and much-awaited Apple Watch Series 4, and it's been a memorable opening to the event.
Here's all about it.
Apple Watch Series 4: World's first over-the-counter ECG device
The Apple Watch Series 4 is a beast.
Sporting a 30% larger screen, twice the performance, and an 18 hour battery life in an elegant, slim design, the Series 4 is the world's first over-the-counter, FDA cleared ECG device.
It can inform users of irregular heart rhythms, and low heart rates, and has other great health monitoring features.
And these are just stand-out features.
Pricing and availability
The Apple Watch is available for $399, and the cellular version of the same will cost $499. The watch will be available in Silver, Gold, Space Grey colors, however, it won't be immediately available in India. In comparison, the Series 3 cost $279.
Details about the Apple Watch Series 4's offerings
Series 4 features
The Apple Watch Series 4 has a dual core processor and a new GPU.
The device runs on WatchOS 5, has a new UI, and dynamic, and customizable watch faces that allow you to add favourite contacts, track live games, etc.
The watch is designed for better cellular reception, and speakers are 50% louder.
Additionally, the watch crown has haptic feedback.
Details about the Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature
The ECG figure is indeed an innovation in wearable health tech.
The first such device in the world, the Apple Watch Series 4, will now allow users to generate an ECG report just by putting their thumb on the digital crown.
It simply takes 30 seconds for the same, and your data is encrypted and directly stored in the Apple Health app.