New Apple Watch Series 4 Will Improve the Lives of Our Seniors
Introduction to the Apple Series 4
If you’re a technology savvy consumer who stays up to date with the latest tech news and updates, you may have already heard that Apple will be releasing its new Apple Watch 4 soon. It will be available for pre-order today, September 14th, and shipping will commence on September 21st.
Whether or not you are a devoted Apple customer, the latest version of the Apple watch boasts some rather impressive features. It has been “redesigned and re-engineered” and now has a larger edge to edge screen with rounded edges.
This allows more information, such as maps, photos, and calendars, to appear on your screen all at once. This also helps those with vision problems by providing them a larger screen that’s easier to see.
New Features and Specifications
The new Apple watch also consists of a brand new user interface, stainless steel casing, and innovative face customization options for those who like to play around with and change the face of their watch.
One of the eight complication-filled watch faces is a vapor face. This face creates a vapor/smoke screen effect on the face of the watch.
One of the many interesting features of series 4 is that The Breathe application is now available as one of the watch faces and it has the ability to guide you through deep breathing exercises.
The new Apple Watch comes in two sizes, 40 mm and 44 mm, and the smaller size is $100 cheaper than the larger one, thus allowing consumers some options in terms of price and size. The 40 mm comes with GPS only and the 44 mm comes with GPS as well as LTE.
The particularly interesting feature of the GPS is that it has the ability to track your swimming. In terms of color choices, consumers can choose between Gold, Silver, and Space Grey. Additionally, all of the watches are made of aluminum and now consist of much louder speakers, which is ideal when you are on phone calls.
The microphone is no longer near the speaker; it has been moved to the opposite side of the watch in order to reduce echo. Moreover, the radio waves now have the ability to pass through the front and the back of the watch, thus improving reception.
Most Impressive New Features of the Series 4
One of the most impressive new features of series 4 is its ability to provide health monitoring and assistance. For example, this watch includes a new built-in electrocardiogram scanner, which is commonly referred to as an EKG scanner, and it has the ability to detect if your heartbeat is too low and whether or not your heartbeat is irregular.
There are sensors around the ring of the heart rate monitor and on the digital crown so that you simply have to open the application and place your finger on the digital crown in order to trigger the EKG.
Adding to that, the digital crown now consists of haptic technology. Also known as kinesthetic communication, haptic technology recreates the sense of touch through the application of motions, vibrations, and forces to the user.
The new version of the Apple watch also includes fall detection and assistance. If you happen to fall or collapse while your Apple watch is on you, the watch has the ability to detect the fall and ask if you need any assistance.
If you do not respond in a short moment’s time, the watch will connect with emergency services in order to get an emergency health responder to your current location. Apple has received approval from the FDA, also referred to as the Food and Drug Administration, so that the series 4 watch can be used as a medical device.
The Series 4 Operating System and Hardware
In regards to the series 4 system, Apple has utilized an original dual-core 64 bit S4 processor that has been custom designed in order to improve performance.
According to Apple, performance will be twice as better on this model in comparison to the previous ones. Some of the other hardware improvements on the new model include an updated gyroscope, which helps to determine orientation, and an accelerometer.
Protective Apple Watch Band and Other Protective Measures/Security
For those of you who have prior versions of the Apple watch and are considering an upgrade, your current protective Apple watch band will still work on the Apple Watch 4.
This is rather convenient if you do not want to spend money on a new band. The new model is also waterproof and it consists of a Face ID camera feature that contributes towards greater security than before. This added feature has gotten rid of the need to use a pin number.
Our Concluding Thoughts
Overall, the new Apple watch appears to be an exciting new upgrade to the prior versions. With all of its innovative fun, practical, and resourceful features and capabilities, it can be deemed ideal for almost anyone regardless of whether or not they are technology savvy.
For those devoted Apple savvy customers and technology savvy consumers, the new series may not have all of the features and specifications that you were expecting, but it is fairly safe to say that Apple has provided significant improvements to this model. In comparison to the prior versions, let us consider it an upgrade that is worthwhile.