Apple Watch inching toward medical device

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Apple's newest iPhone will again test the limits of how much people are willing to pay for the latest technology.

Several updates have given the watch many more features, like drawing out letters to text rather than speak into the device.

The Apple Watch Series 4 has a 30% larger screen than that of the previous generation but is actually thinner than the series 3 while retaining the same case size. They will be available in gold, silver and space grey colours. The Apple Watch Series 4, which Apple also introduced Wednesday as part of its annual product event, is slimmer and has new health tracking features such as the ability to take an electrocardiogram and detect hard falls - and is increasingly independent from the iPhone.

The Washington Post weighed in on this, noting that "heart rhythms naturally vary, meaning that it's likely that Apple Watch or any heart monitor could signal a problem when there isn't one - and send someone running to the doctor for no reason".

Only certain Apple Watch models support cellular calls, but those that don't can still make emergency calls when near a paired iPhone or Wi-Fi service. Preorders will start tomorrow September 14th and begin to ship on September 21st.

The ECG app is meant to detect if users are showing signs of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), a common type of heart arrhythmia affecting millions of citizens in the United States and around the world. The latest Apple smartwatch is also equipped with a new system-on-a-chip that includes a 64-bit dual-core processor. Upgrading to the Apple Watch Series 4 is a pretty simple process, but we have a few tips on how to make the transition as seamless as possible. - New smartwatch features - Apple also introduced a fourth generation of the Apple Watch with a major redesign - and a series of features created to improve its performance as a medical and health device.

Ive said the digital crown on the side of the watch had to be redesigned to be conductive for a pulse. But, all kidding aside, falls can be deadly serious, and the fall detection feature in the Series 4 might, in fact, be a life saver. It can even automatically call 911 if you are inactive up to a minute after the initial tumble. Apple insists that the improved accelerometer won't be tricked and can easily differentiate a fall from other awkward movements. It has many new watch complications that sit around the watch face and runn with greater ease (as will be explained below), but not a huge deal else that differentiates it from the Series 3.

Apple insists that all the personal health data it is collecting is just that - personal - and that it is up to you to determine when and with whom to share it. "But the next "big one" - a success and growth driver on the scale of the iPhone - has not yet been determined". The company also said the app received a type of classification from the Food and Drug Administration that allows the release of low- to moderate-risk devices.

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