Apple's New Smartwatch Can Literally Save Your Life

Apple's New Smartwatch Can Literally Save Your Life

Apple's New Smartwatch Can Literally Save Your Life

While the watch comes out later this month, Apple said the ECG app will be available in the United States later this year. It also includes sensors that can detect a fall and delivers an alert and calls emergency services if the user doesn't respond move for one minute after a fall.

Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 4 as a "redesigned and re-engineered" model of its industry-leading smartwatch.

When the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced, the Series 3 received a price cut; now, the cheapest Series 3 devices are available from £279 with Global Positioning System or £379 with Global Positioning System and mobile coverage. The XS starts at $999 and the XS Max starts at $1099.

Apple has once again taken to its Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino to show off the iPhone Xs, iPhone XR, Apple Watch Series 4 and a few other surprises.

Keep an eye on IGN for all the latest breaking news from this Apple Special Event, including bombshell iPhone announcements (even if we already know what majority will be). Prices for its phones have gone from $649 in 2016 for its entry level iPhone 7 to $1,149 for its largest-capacity, 256GB iPhone X in 2017.

The Series 4 watch with watch OS 5 includes revolutionary health capabilities, including a new accelerometer and gyroscope, which are able to detect hard falls, and an electrical heart rate sensor that can take an electrocardiogram (ECG) using the new ECG app, which has been granted a classification by the U.S. federal agency Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Apple is expected to showcase three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales growth.

Apple has added a ton of new functions to the watch and given it a bunch of tools to track your health in a number of new ways. The launch of the Apple Watch 4 - September 21. Having it accessible through the watch could lead to quicker diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase a person's risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

Apple said the EKG feature will be available to USA customers later this year, an indication that it may not be ready for launch. WatchOS 5 will become available on September 17.

With the annual September keynote approaching, many Apple fans are wondering whats in store for the Apple Watch. Apart from the Apple Watch Series 3, the company has also slashed the price of its iPhones. Apple hasn't disclosed battery sizes for the Apple Watch Series 4 (that will likely have to wait for the inevitable teardown), but it does say that endurance will be the same as the Series 3: around 18 hours. Apple now sell Series 1 and Series 3. Users can then see their heart's reading and information in the Health app, which can be shared with physicians. The new watch "will be a more marked tipping point in understanding and adoption of the product".

The Watch Series 4 was described as an "intelligent guardian for your health" by Apple's COO, Jeff Williams.

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