The new Apple Watch 4 is making me drool. I work on Apple platforms, but I also work on a Android phone and use Google for all my productivity needs. I wont change my Google preference, but I may convert to the Apple Watch 4. Here’s why – the watch just looks cool. And it holds an incredible amount of technology in its small form.
The Apple Watch 4 comes running watchOS 5 software out of the box and those with Apple Watch 3’s will be able to upgrade to it later in September, so you’ll soon have the latest version of the software no matter what watch you opt for.
The Apple Watch 4 has a faster processor than the Watch 3 called the S4 which the company claims will be twice as fast as the last generation. Whether you’ll notice that performance bump in real-life usage is unclear, but if you want the fastest Apple Watch, you’ll need the newer version.
The speaker on the newer watch is also 50% louder than the Apple Watch 3, which the company says is better for the new Walkie-Talkie feature as well as phone calls from your wrist.
Overall the Apple Watch 4 was the best announcement this year. The Verge said,
“This year’s Apple Watch is incredibly good. If you use it just for notifications and step counting, it’s probably overkill, but it’s able to handle more advanced features better than any other smartwatch I’ve tested. Mapping, music, workouts, calls, texting, podcasts… most of the stuff I could imagine wanting from a smartwatch works better than ever before.”
Apple Watch Health
The optical heart sensor has been part of Apple Watch from the beginning, allowing you to quickly check your heart rate. Thanks to a new electrical heart sensor (made up of an electrode in the Digital Crown and electrodes on the back crystal), you can use the ECG app to generate an ECG, or electrocardiogram, at any time to share with your doctor.
Electrodes built into the Digital Crown and the back crystal work together with the ECG app to read your heart’s electrical signals. Simply touch the Digital Crown to generate an ECG waveform in just 30 seconds. The ECG app can indicate whether your heart rhythm shows signs of atrial fibrillation — a serious form of irregular heart rhythm — or sinus rhythm, which means your heart is beating in a normal pattern
Buy Apple Watch
The Apple Watch 4 is available in four variants: 40mm and 44mm sizes, and with or without LTE. In terms of the Apple Watch 4 release date, you can buy it now – it came out on September 21 – so you can now get this onto your wrist. H
- The GPS-only version starts at $399 / £399 / AU$599 for the smallest version, and $429 / £429 / AU$649 for the larger one 44mm one.
- The cellular option starts at $499 / £499 / AU$749 for the 40mm and $529 / £529 / AU$799 for the larger watch.
This version from Hermes is very cool, and very expensive.
The Nike sport edition is a cool look as well.
And the standard versions are still exquisite looking.
Here are the some exciting and useful things you can do with the Apple Watch 4
- Answer Calls
- Use the Apple Watch as a Walkie Talkie
- Listen to Podcasts on the Apple Watch
- Use the Apple Watch as a Flashlight
- Use the Apple Watch in Water
- Monitor Your Heart Rate
- Track Your Fitness
- Send Apple Watch Emoji
- Share Your Heartbeat
- Pay with Apple Pay
- Get Directions On Your Apple Watch
- Send Drawings from the Apple Watch
- Use Siri on the Apple Watch
- Look at Photos on Your Apple Watch
- Connect to Your Car
- Send Facebook Messages
- Listen to Music on Your Apple Watch
- Share Your Location
- Check Your Email
- Control Your Apple TV & Music