Apple Announces Apple Watch Series 4 with Bigger Display, New Watch Faces

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However, as some rumors did suggest previously, a circular Apple Watch model was not released this year. It has been optimised for phone calls, Siri and Walkie-Talkie. Now, the company is adding more.

Apple Watch Series 4 has the same battery life as the previous model, allowing for 18 hours on a single charge.

Apple announced the Series 4 wearable at its Gather Round hardware event at its Cupertino campus. Apple shipped 4.7 million watches in that period, beating rivals like Xiaomi Corp. and Fitbit, according to IDC.

The iPhone Xs Max's display size is 26 percent larger than the previous largest iPhone display, marking the largest increase in screen size since 2014, wrote analyst Gene Munster of Loup Ventures in a note. The complications have been enhanced to be more precise and informative.

The Apple Watch Series 4 comes with the new 64-bit S4 chip which reportedly makes it twice as fast as its predecessor.

There are a few new watch faces designs, but they all seem too noisy for my tastes. The Breathe app, which now has its own watch face, is a hypnotic unfurling of blue petals. The dynamic watch faces interact with the display and include elements such as water, fire and vapor.

A digital crown now with haptic feedback. It has been re-engineered completely and offers new means of controls. The Watch Series 4 will officially be available in stores on September 21. The accelerometer and gyroscope power all-day activity tracking and are also capable of identifying health strokes.

The user can touch the Digital Crown and receive heart rhythm classification after 30 seconds.

The Apple Watch 3 recently lost its title of best smartwatch in our rankings to the Samsung Galaxy Watch - so what can the Watch 4 (or Apple Watch Series 4, to give its full title) bring that might propel it back to the top of the charts? It is the first ECG product available to consumers over the counter, said Apple's chief operating officer Jeff Williams during the presentation. There's so much more you can do to accessorise it, and while it doesn't look any brighter it really impresses the eye just from being larger. In addition, the bottom side of the new model is now fully made of sapphire and ceramic to improve signal reception, thus addressing a common complaint about the Series 3.

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. If you're working out then it slides down to 6 hours. Alternatively, customers can also pick up in Watch 4 in stainless steel case or a new gold stainless colour.

Flipping the new Apple Watch over reveals a couple of other major improvements for those who've come to rely on the wearable as part of their fitness routines and health tracking.

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