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Your Apple Watch Series 4 Knows When You Fall

We’ve all been there. That terrible moment when you don’t pick your foot up off the ground far enough, so you awkwardly trip and pretend it never happened. Well, with the new Apple Watch Series 4, you can’t pretend it didn’t happen, because it knows.

The Apple Watch Series 4 is a complete revamp from the past 3, with features including detection of falls and trips, as well as quick access to emergency services if necessary. After a fall, the watch will give its users an option to select if they are okay, or if they need emergency services. The watch also features an electrocardiogram (ECG), which records the heart’s electrical activity, and only takes 30 seconds to generate. The chart is then exported to the user’s iPhone PDFs, and detects irregular heart rhythms- known as atrial fibrillation- and then notifies the user if the heart activity is unhealthy. This feature is FDA-approved and endorsed by the American Heart Association, giving the watch an extra level of health consciousness.

The watch’s display also got an upgrade. Rather than previous series’ 38mm and 42mm displays, the Series 4 features display sizes of 40mm and 44mm. New watch faces are available as well. Regarding the watch body, the back of the Series 4 is ceramic, rather than glass of previous models. Series 4 is also available in gold, rather than aluminum or stainless. New speakers line the sides, allowing users to answer FaceTime calls and other activities that require top-notch audio quality.

Price wise, the Series 4 starts at $399 for the version including GPS, and $499 for wireless features.

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