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  • Price: Apple Watch Series 4 GPS USD 399, Apple Watch Series 4 GPS + Cellular USD 499
  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • More Info: Apple Watch Series 4 product page
  • Availability: September 21st (U.S.)

If you have held off the last few years on buying an Apple Watch waiting for the product to reach a bit more maturity, this might be the time to take the plunge and buy one. The new Series 4 comes in two sizes, a 40 mm version and a 44 mm version for bigger wrists. The Series 4 comes with a significantly bigger screen, a considerable 30 pct larger to be exact, and is thinner and more rounded than its predecessor. The watch face has been redesigned with more detailed graphics information. The watch comes also in 3 colors: silver, gold and space gray, to match the color schemes of the new iPhones.

Apple Watch Series 4 digital crown

Apple Watch Series 4 digital crown

Under the hood, the new Apple Watch has the S4, a 64-bit dual-core processor that is supposed to be twice as fast as its predecessor. This means a serious performance boost for several of the built-in features, such as the accelerometer, gyroscope and the new electrocardiogram (ECG) feature, which allows measuring the electrical activity of the heartbeat which in turns can help diagnosticate serious heart disease. The watch can now detect if you’re falling or unresponsive and call emergency services. The battery life remains unchanged: the watch will go a full 18 hours without the need of charging, exactly the same amount as the previous version. Other improvements are the addition of haptic feedback to the digital crown and the speakers that are now 50 pct louder. Finally, the microphone has been moved away from the speaker to improve call quality.

Key Features

Series 4 (GPS) Features

  • Space Gray aluminum case
  • Built-in GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
  • S4 with 64-bit dual-core processor
  • W3 Apple wireless chip
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Capacity 16GB1
  • Optical heart sensor
  • Electrical heart sensor
  • Improved accelerometer up to 32 g‑forces
  • Improved gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • LTPO OLED Retina display with Force Touch (1000 nits)
  • Digital Crown with haptic feedback
  • Louder speaker
  • Ion-X strengthened glass
  • Sapphire crystal and ceramic back
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life2
  • Water resistant 50 meters3
  • watchOS 5

Series 4 (GPS + Cellular) Features

  • Space Gray aluminum case
  • LTE and UMTS
  • Built-in GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
  • S4 with 64-bit dual-core processor
  • W3 Apple wireless chip
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Capacity 16GB1
  • Optical heart sensor
  • Electrical heart sensor
  • Improved accelerometer up to 32 g‑forces
  • Improved gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • LTPO OLED Retina display with Force Touch (1000 nits)
  • Digital Crown with haptic feedback
  • Louder speaker
  • Ion-X strengthened glass
  • Sapphire crystal and ceramic back
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life2
  • Water resistant 50 meters3
  • watchOS 5

Pricing and Availability

The Apple Watch Series 4 will start at USD 399, while the cellular model will start at USD 499. The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available for pre-order in the U.S. starting September 14, with availability beginning September 21.

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