Apple launches 'Series 4' smartwatch with built-in ECG feature and fall detection
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Technology giant Apple Inc. in its live event on Wednesday launched the new Apple smartwatch 'Series 4'.
CEO Tim Cook opened the event at the Steve Jobs Centre in California describing iOS as the most advanced and the most personal operating system.
"iOS has changed the way we live, to the way we learn, work and shop. We want to make it more personal," Cook shared.
The event revolved around a couple of Apple's "personal products and how can we take them even further," Cook added.
Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer, took over from Cook to introduce the overhauled, Apple smartwatch Series 4.
Williams underlined some of the key features of the smartwatch. The watch aims to provide more connectivity to the users and serve as the ultimate fitness and health tracking device.
Apple smartwatch Series 4 comes studded with new features such as:
Fall detection feature
An accelerometer, gyroscope-based feature lets the watch detect a fall. The watch will also be able to send out a notification and an SOS alert to contacts during an emergency.
New heart feature
The new watch will give out a notification for too low heart rate and can detect changes in heart rhythm. The electrical heart sensor has electrodes at the back of the crystal in the digital crown which turns the watch into a personal ECG device.
The new Apple Smartwatch boasts of a 30 per cent larger screen, louder speakers and a thinner design.
The watch will be available in three attractive colours -- silver, gold and space grey. The standardstanda will be available for $399 while the cellular version is priced at $499.