'Game changing' Apple Watch Series 4 can detect potentially deadly falls

Our clearest look yet at the Apple Watch Series 4

Apple today introduced Apple Watch Series 4, redesigned and re-engineered to help users stay connected, be more active and manage their health in powerful new ways.

Even without the ECG, Apple Watch Series 4 includes new watch faces, low and high heart rate notifications, fall detection and Emergency SOS plus larger screens at 40mm and 44mm. With Series 4, however, you also get an electrical heart rate monitor, allowing you to take ECGs by placing your finger on the crown. Apple Watch Series 4 starts at $399 with Global Positioning System, $499 with cellular and will be available to order from September 14 and picked up from September 21.

Apple says the "ECG app coming later this year (US only)", in its press release for Apple Watch Series 4.

Apple executive Jeff Williams announces the Apple Watch's new heart tracking features on stage at a special event Wednesday. The approval opens the door for Apple to explore other medical applications of the watch, like tracking sleep disorders. Diehard Apple Watch fans can breathe easy: The 40mm and 44mm versions look almost identical in width compared to their 38 and 42mm predecessors. If you don't respond for longer than a minute, the watch will start an emergency call. With this, the battery life of the Series 4 has been significantly improved as compared to previous models. Apple also showcased certain new watch faces including a new modular face, one with the ability to add several health and fitness statistics, and three new minimal faces to cut down on the amount of information for users who prefer it that way.

The GPS-only version will be $399 / £399 / AU$599 for the smallest version, launching in 26 territories, and cellular option will be $499 / £499 / $749W in 16 markets. The series 4 will be available for pre-order on Friday and will ship to consumers on September 21.

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The battery life of the Apple Watch 4 is improved once more, thanks to the presence of the new S4 chipset inside, creating more efficiency and (presumably) Apple finding a way to cram a little more battery into the space through miniaturised components.

Instead, the Apple Watch Series 4 can detect if its owner falls over.

The device will be available in a number of finishes, including silver, gold, space grey, as well as in a new gold stainless version.

Other than this, the watch is thinner than last year's Series 3 and the UI has been tinkered to take advantage of the bigger display. But this feature will only available in the USA and later this year. For those already with Apple Watches, expect this big software update on September 17.

To be extra clear, the Apple Watch Series 4 is created to work with any existing wristbands. The speaker on the Apple Watch Series 4 is 50 percent louder, and the microphone has been moved away from the speaker to reduce echo.

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