Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

FDA approves heart monitor in new Apple Watch

FDA approves heart monitor in new Apple Watch

The smartwatch is powered by Apple's A4 chipset and is two times faster than Watch 3.

Fitbit Inc., the maker of popular fitness devices, fell more than 5 percent as Apple unveiled its Watch plans.

"You just won't believe the sound you get out of such a small device", Williams said. Apple has made the cases of the new Apple Watch larger, too, bumping them to 40mm and 44mm, up from the 38mm and 42mm sizes found in previous generations. Pricing starts at $399 for the Global Positioning System version and $499 for a version with LTE connectivity.

The new smartwatch is touted to be swimproof, has Bluetooth v5.0, and has an optical heart sensor. The tech giant is expected to come up with three new iPhones this time in addition to a redesigned version of its MacBook Air. "Apple Watch has become an intelligent guardian for your health", said Jeff Williams, COO, Apple.

Apple now claims that its Watch 4 battery life is staying strong at 18 hours for "all-day", which is a bit of a disappointment and keeps it behind the same levels claimed by others like Samsung or more dedicated running devices. Apple says all ECG data is recorded and stored as part of Health record and can be cross synced with your doctor.

Added electrodes, allowing users to take an electrocardiogram (ECG).

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Apple introduced solid-state buttons to the Apple Watch platform, which were applied to the Digital Crown and the Side button.

A speaker that's 50% louder, meaning it's better for making phone calls and using the Siri voice assistant.

The Apple Watch Series 4 sports a more than 30% larger display than the Series 3. However, they are customizable allowing users to precisely display what information they would like to have on the screen. The Watch's screen now goes almost edge-to-edge, thanks to a larger display which also lets watchOS 5 show more information through Apple's built-in app complications.

Thanks to the larger display, there's a new watch face that features up to eight complications that can be customized. Each one can be completely customized so you can focus on productivity, friends or health.

There is a good chance that Apple will sell out of some models of the Apple Watch Series 4 this week, and into next. The dynamic watch faces interact with the display and include elements such as water, fire and vapor. With this, the battery life of the Series 4 has been significantly improved as compared to previous models. The accelerometer and gyroscope power all-day activity tracking and are also capable of identifying health strokes. If you fall over, you'll get a notification asking if you need to call for assistance. Watch OS5 is available September 17. The cellular version starts at $749. It will be available for pre-order starting this Friday and will be widely available on September 17th.

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