New Apple Watch Has Fall Detection and a Built-In ECG

Judy Cobb
September 13, 2018

Apple Watch Series 4 is rated for 18 hours of general use and 6 hours of workout tracking. The smartwatch is powered by Apple's A4 chipset and is two times faster than Watch 3. If you want last year's Apple Watch Series 3, you can get it for $279 starting today. He said Apple has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its new ECG app, and that the data will be protected by encryption on the Watch and in the cloud. Cellular models with aluminum cases and a sport band will start at $499 for a 40-mm Watch and $529 for the 44-mm version. Apple's new watchOS 5 will be available for other Apple Watch models starting September 17.

The 2018 Apple keynote in Cupertino on September 12 is expected to cover three new iPhone releases, plus news on the next generation of the Apple Watch.

That means you're getting a rectangular OLED display that's flanked by rounded edges, curving away and towards the wrist. The ECG works by placing your finger on the digital crown, and within 30 seconds, you'll receive a heart rhythm classification.

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

Everything feels polished, well-made and light enough on the wrist.

In terms of build, the rear is now ceramic as standard. And while the watches might be bigger, they're backwards compatible with existing bands.

Saying that, many apps used a black background already so it was quite hard to see the border, but with the larger screen you can see so much more information.

In addition to touting a screen 30 percent larger than ever before on the product line, the hardware also has improved health functions that allow it to perform a electrocardiogram. "Now you can take an ECG any time, anywhere, right from the app", he said. Apple did not give details on how the data can be transferred to medical professionals. Let us dive into the matter.

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Spending a few hundred bucks on the new Apple Watch isn't a small commitment, especially when you factor in the cost of an LTE model which comes with a monthly charge to keep it connected.

Fitbit, shares of which are now down about 2%in 2018, wants to distinguish itself as a company that can offer compelling health apps-in both watch and tracker form-that could be attractive to consumers, but also potentially employers and health care companies looking to tweak consumer behavior.

We couldn't test that just yet - the feature isn't coming to the U.S. for a month or two, and the rest of the world later - so the basic heart rate monitor loked, well, basic.

Our reviewer, David Snelling, said: "There's no question that the Apple Watch Series 3 is the best wearable the USA technology firm has ever made".

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THE Apple smartwatch could become something of a doctor on your wrist after Apple revealed new medical sensors created to warn wearers of heart conditions they might not yet know about. The display is one of the most important aspects of the watch and there have been plenty of improvements made inside. The complications have been enhanced to be more precise and informative.

One of the biggest features to arrive here is the new "Walkie-Talkie" mode discussed by Apple that allows friends and family to communicate through the watch easily.

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