Since 2014, along with regular announcement of their flagships, Cupertino guys have been releasing the next generation of smart watches, which have long become one more multi-tasking and stylish addition to the phone. In the year of 2018 the company has come to a decision to thoroughly redesign these watches making an accent on their «framelessness», a feature that has been developed since the release of the iPhone X in 2017. Let’s explore the inner world of the updated version of Apple Watch 4 in greater detail.
Display is announced the key difference compared with previous models. The engineers aimed at increasing its area without affecting resource indicators and dimensions. As a result, the functional area has been increased by 30% by means of reducing the frame around the display. The battery life has also increased up to 18 hours due to the use of patented matrix production.The updated design and resolution, according to the manufacturers, impacted not only on tactile sensations, but they also made it possible to introduce a remarkable function. The new Infograph watch face has been specially designed in order to show up to eight complications.
Digital Crown Wheel
Engineers have completely redesigned the Digital Crown mechanism, having made it more compact and functional. The have also added gentle clicks during the process of scrolling. As for its size, the wheel has become smaller by 30%.
The basis of Apple Watch 4 is S4, modeled according to SiР (System-in-Package) standard, when a single component is an assembly of separate elements. As compared with the previous «engine», they ensure better performance almost twice.
Customers are promised a volume increase by 50% due to dynamics redesigning, and a change in microphone location has made it possible to improve the quality of telephone conversations.
Changes in optical sensor that monitors your heart rate have turned out to be one of the most discussed novelties. Now, in case of serious deviations within 10 minutes, Apple Watch 4 can make a call to emergency services or to any authorized person with the indication of the victim’s geolocation data. This gadget constantly monitors your heart activity and alerts you of all substantial changes.
If the carrier of this smart watch falls hard, then Apple Watch 4 initiates the choice of the next action — an emergency call or its cancellation.
New apps have been added to the existing sports programs. Now, along with «Workout» the following updates are available:
When running, the user feels the vibration signals, notifying that the current pace does not match the preset one. Fans of swimming have got now a special protection when they dive to a depth up to 50 m. Infograph allows you to create a menu of the options required for a sportsman. Simply put, the iWatch 4 actively helps you get engaged in sport activities and a healthy lifestyle.
- The Breath app helps you start breathing practices with some exercises that bring you to a calm state — toning or relaxing.
- Using Lifesum Journal you can arrange and follow your diet and workout sessions.
- Streaks app builds useful habits by means of performing tasks.
Other Apple Watch 4 Features
- The gadget has increased in size: 40 and 44 mm. Three basic colors have stayed unchanged.
- Along with the replenishment of band assortment, an active cooperation with Nike is still going on, and as the result the Apple Watch will appear with an exclusive band and watch face.
The back case of a new smart watch is made of sapphire glass and ceramic material. The Apple Watch is available in gold, silver and gray (to be more exact, «space-gray») color. However, only aluminum watches will be sold in Russia, Apple has decided not to supply steel iWatch 4 to the Russian Federation.
Apple Watch 4 is available in sizes of 40 and 44 mm. Larger size is recommended for men and 40 mm is for women.
Apple Watch 4 Date of Release
Smart watches went on sale on 28 September, 2018. The launch of sales of Apple Watch 4 started in Russia at the same time with other countries from the so-called «first-wave list».
- Apple Watch Series 4 of 40 mm — $ 500.
- iWatch 4 of 44 mm — $ 550.