Apple Watch Series 4: Your Portable Health Monitoring System?


Apple's newest iPhone models - the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and XR - all possess features that will appeal even to the most discriminating of smartphone users. With this new processor, it is said that it may enable the multi-day battery life that can be extended till a week or more than that.

Yesterday at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams unveiled the Apple Watch Series 4. It is available in gold, silver, or space grey for aluminum while space black and new gold are available for the stainless steel option.

This joins a host of other Apple Watch heart features that are available on other models including low heart rate alert, afib alert and more heart health record keeping and tracking. Indeed, if the smartwatch detects immobility after 60 seconds of a fall, it will automatically contact emergency services along with a message to a user's emergency contacts.

This price cut makes the Apple Watch Series 4 over £100 more expensive than its predecessor, with the cheapest Global Positioning System device going for £399 and Global Positioning System and mobile going for £499. The latest series of smartwatches from Apple will be available for pre-orders starting from September 14 and will start to ship from September 21 in 26 countries of the world.

The ECG app is meant to detect if users are showing signs of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), a common type of heart arrhythmia affecting millions of citizens in the U.S. and around the world. The new Apple Watch claims to be able to tell the difference between and trip and a fall - and when the latter occurs, it will suggest calling 911.

All the data gathered by the Series 4 will be encrypted and stored in the cloud. The new watch "will be a more marked tipping point in understanding and adoption of the product".

Apple kicked off its September 12 iPhone event with the unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 4, which offers a variety of upgrades and new features. The redesigned crown is also notable for its thin, red outline, and haptic feedback.

The crown on the side of the watch now provides the utility to take accurate ECG, approved by the FDA in the USA.

The Apple Watch Series 4 will look to continue the success of Apple's smartwatch, which has maintained its position on top of the industry despite a rising challenge from Fitbit.

For fall detection, the feature uses a next-generation accelerometer and gyroscope, which measures up to 32 g-forces, along with custom algorithms to identify when hard falls occur.

Apple's watch will use new sensors on the back and on the watch dial. This feature will be "on" by default for anyone over 65 but will need to be turned on manually for anyone under that age. "But the next "big one" - a success and growth driver on the scale of the iPhone - has not yet been determined".

Nonetheless, Valentine and other heart experts said the device had the potential to gather useful information for patients and their doctors.