The Apple Watch Series 4 is the biggest upgrade to the Apple Watch launches back in the spring of 2015. There are new features where a new design, stainless steel gold colour, faster internals, brand new watch faces, and more. Watch our hands-on unboxing and overview, the top Apple Watch Series 4 features.
A MAJOR REDESIGN
The Apple Watch Series 4 marks the biggest change ever to the product’s fundamental design. The watch case now is thinner and the screen with larger and more prominent corner radius.
The corners of the display match the corner radius case allowing the screen adopting an almost iPhone X-esque edge-to-edge look. Thus the change in design allows Apple provides a bigger display drastically without any increase in the size of the watch casing.
The 38-mm watch thus replaced, a new 40-mm size and the old 42-mm size replaced with a new 44-mm size. This is a notable change, for those who upgrade from a 38-mm Apple Watch.
The 40-mm watch features a display area larger than the previous generation 42-mm, keeps a case profile similar to the 38-mm case.
REUSE THE SAME WATCH BANDS
If there is an investment with a lot of money acquiring a different type of bands with the last three generations of Apple Watch, yet a known fact with those of the same bands works on the Apple Watch Series 4.
FASTER S4 SYSTEM IN A PACKAGE
According to Apple, the new S4 system in a package is two times faster than the previous S3 chip. This results in an Apple Watch boots faster, launches apps faster, and feels more responsive overall. This is the first version of the Apple Watch, feels downright fast with virtually no delay for any operation.
REDESIGNED DIGITAL CROWN
The redesigned Digital Crown is 30% smaller, with more components featured than previous versions of the Apple Watch. Hence for the first time, Series 4 comes with haptic feedback in scrolling with the Digital Crown.
ELECTRICAL HEART SENSORS
A new sensor of housing design on the rear of the Apple Watch casing incorporates a new electrical heart sensor. This comes with a standard optical heart sensor. With the addition of Digital Crown which receives a built-in electrical heart sensor with both sensors work together which allows users generating an ECG via the forthcoming ECG app for measurement of heart health data.
STRONGER HAPTIC FEEDBACK
Stainless steel Apple Watch models always lacked a bit in the area of haptic feedback comparatively lighter aluminium models. With the Apple Watch Series 4, haptic feedback seems with noticeably stronger in watches along with stainless steel casing.
SAME ALL-DAY BATTERY LIFE
The new Apple Watch which is thinner and more powerful still provides the same all-day battery life, with an average of around 18 hours of with normal use.
NEW STAINLESS STEEL GOLD
Like the iPhone XS and XS Max, is the Apple Watch with the brand new stainless steel of gold colour since 2018.
50% LOUDER SPEAKER
watchOS 5 supports the ability to interact with Siri hands-free. This is without using a “Hey Siri” command. Now Apple Watch Series 4 gets the best Siri experience with a redesigned speaker which is 50% louder.
With previous versions of the Apple Watch features a microphone placed on the same side of the case. This has thus housed the speaker. With the placement causing an echo and other unwanted feedback during phone calls, Apple Watch Series 4 addresses issue placing the microphone on the opposite side.
BRAND NEW WATCH FACES
Infograph and Infograph Modular, the two brand new watch faces Apple Watch Series 4. With both new faces provides an info-dense layout takes up most of the display area. Infograph provides users with up to eight complications on screen at once. Learn how to customize the Infograph watch face using our hands-on tutorial.
Fall detection, a new feature exclusive to Series 4 owners enables via the Emergency SOS settings. Thus the user does not respond to any prompt with Apple Watch detecting a fall, automatically contacts emergency contact via text and call emergency services.
It is noted that Apple Watch Series 4 owner enjoys many new features possibly with the latest fall software updates. watchOS 5 provides many new features to Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3 owners as well.
watchOS 5 with new apps such as Walkie-Talkie and Podcasts comes as a new feature of automatic workout detection, accesses Control Center and Notification Center within the apps, with additional new watch faces and so on. Hence with tuning full hands-on walkthrough of watchOS 5 explores 50 new Apple Watch features.
The Apple Watch Series 4 is a major improvement of Apple Watch, owning last year’s Series 3 release of the previous version with Series 4, a major version of it. However, it is not only thinner and sleeker with a larger screen but noticeably faster and more responsive too. Other things to note is, a loudspeaker, relocated microphone, and haptic feedback for the Digital Crown is on a tasty icing cake.