It’s time to say hello the Apple Watch Series 4. At today’s special media event at the Steven Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, Apple unveiled the newest version of the Apple Watch.
A Larger Display
The biggest change is obvious – the larger screen. Both new models, a 40mm and 42mm version feature 30 percent larger screens compared to previous versions.
All previous Apple Watch bands will work with the new models. And the larger screen size will allow watch faces with up to eight complications and more room for apps to show information. There are other UI changes that take advantage of the extra screen real estate as well.
The Digital Crown now features haptic feedback as well while the speaker is 50 percent louder. A 64-bit processor S4 is up to twice as fast as the S3.
New Heart-Health Features
Along with the larger screen, the other major flagship feature is the addition of an electrocardiogram monitor. Just place your finger in the Digital Crown to begin testing.
The watch can monitor that important heart metric and detect atrial fibrillation as well.
Other new features include the ability to contact emergency services when a fall is detected, and the rear of the watch is made with just ceramic and sapphire crystal.
Arriving Next Week
The GPS version of the Series 4 watch will start at $399 while the LTE-enabled version starts at $499.
Buyers can select from three different aluminum colors – gold, space gray, and silver. Stainless steel watches will be available in silver, space black, and gold.
Pre-orders will begin on Friday, Sept. 14 and shipments will land one week later on Friday, Sept. 21.
Apple also announced watchOS 5 will officially arrive on Monday, Sept. 17.