Apple Watch Overview Updated April 18, 2019

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Apple Watch is Apple’s wearable is designed to help you stay active, motivated, and connected. The newest version is the Series 4. Apple Watch is a main product for Apple’s health initiatives.

Series 4 features:

  • 64-bit dual-core S4 processor (Up to 2x faster than S3 processor)
  • 10.7mm thin
  • Electrical heart sensor (ECG app)
  • Second-generation optical heart sensor
  • Fall Detection
  • Digital Crown with haptic feedback
  • LTE option

The original Watch (later called Series 0) was released April 24, 2015 after years of rumors. While there was a lot of initial hype around it, the 3rd party watchOS apps were slow to launch due to API limitations. Native apps were available in watchOS 2. The original watch came in 38mm and 42mm sizes.

The Series 2 Watch was released on September 16th, 2016 along with a Series 1 Watch. The Series 2 included the S2 chip, built-in GPS, and water-proof construction. The Series 1 included the S2, but lacked GPS and water proofing.

The Series 3 Watch was released on the September 22nd 2017, and it included an LTE option and the S3 chip.

The Series 4 Watch was released on September 21st, 2018. New hardware included the S4 Chip, Electrical heart sensor w/ ECG app, and larger display (40mm and 44mm sizes).

The Series 5 watch is expected to be released in 2019.

The Apple Watch runs watchOS, and the current version is watchOS 5.

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Apple Watch Stories Today

Usernames and passwords have been used for authentication since the dawn of computing. Apple has introduced many ways to facilitate the usage of strong passwords for authentication by including biometric authentication like Face ID and Touch ID with its products. Now, Apple is working on expanding Apple Watch authentication beyond simply unlocking your Mac with macOS 10.15.

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Apple Watch Stories April 15

I wasn’t expecting to still be writing an Apple Watch Diary four years in …

As I mentioned last week, I managed to knock my Apple Watch off a bathroom cabinet onto a tiled floor, smashing the screen. The Watch was still fully-functional (well, pings no longer sounded, though Siri still responded), but the damage was pretty bad so wasn’t something I could live with for more than a few days …

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Apple Watch fall detection enabled emergency services in Germany to go to the aid of an 80-year-old woman who fell in her apartment.

The Apple Watch detected her fall and called 112, the emergency number in Germany …

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Apple Watch Stories April 9

Apple continues to promote the customization of Apple Watch this evening with a new video on YouTube. This time, Apple is focusing on the ability to seamlessly switch between bands with your Apple Watch.

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Apple is once again hosting an Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Earth Day. As it has done for the past two years, Apple is celebrating Earth Day by encouraging Apple Watch users to get out and celebrate the planet.

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Apple Watch Stories April 6

An Apple Watch user has taken to Reddit this weekend to share the story of how the device saved his life. In the post, the person says he received an irregular heartbeat notification followed by a high heart rate alert.

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