New Apple Watch Faces Are Coming, Here’s How They’ll Look
Sep 13 2018
The new Apple Watch will start at $399 and be available on September 21.
In fact, the FDA's letters to Apple classifying the watch's software as a Class II device-dated September 11 (PDF), the day before the launch event-state that the ECG app is not intended for use by people under age 22. Apple shipped 4.7 million watches in that period, beating rivals like Xiaomi Corp. and Fitbit, according to IDC. Improvements have been made in terms of hardware, internals, and even software. You can also add specific people or time zones to the watch face. The XS Max, the largest iPhone to date and one of the biggest on the market, has a 6.5-inch (16.5-cm) screen, and starts at $1,099.
The display is 30% larger, and the watch body is thinner overall. Finding a way to put more information on the display is a key skill here, and is going to entice more users by bringing more information from the wrist.
The new Apple Watch Series 4's health- and fitness-tracking features were displayed front-and-center at the company's annual product announcement in California. There's a new Breathe app watch face which takes you directly to its core functionality by just raising your wrist. New motion faces like Vapor, Liquid Metal, Fire and Water faces react to the curve of the screen.
The Digital Crown now gets haptic feedback that helps navigate easily in apps like Calendar and Podcasts. It has been re-engineered completely and offers new means of controls. The speaker has also been updated to be 50 percent louder, which is great when you're talking to Siri or using the walkie-talkie mode. The microphone has been moved over to the other side to avoid conflicting when speaking to the Watch or taking a phone call. Watch OS5 is available September 17. With watchOS 5, the pulse sensor will occasionally capture your heart rhythm and notify you of an irregular beat. Additionally, Series 3 will be available at the new starting price of $279, making it more accessible. The Apple Watch Series 4 represents the biggest set of changes to the company's flagship wearable since it first launched. 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.
The new Apple smartwatch now processes data up to eight times faster and will be able to detect when the user falls. There is also a Hermes Edition in addition to new Nike+ bands.
Moving to the battery life, Apple claims that the Watch 4 will have an 18-hour battery life which is similar to the older models. The wearable device also has a built-in capability to perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) to monitor heart rate and other key health data, a fall detection system and emergency SOS services if the wearer is injured.
The device will be available in a number of finishes, including silver, gold, space grey, as well as in a new gold stainless version.