Apple Watch Overview Updated April 25, 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 April 24

Lens is a new Instagram app for Apple Watch that includes nearly every feature of the photo sharing service — all without the iPhone. The unofficial client is much more capable than Instagram’s outdated and discontinued app for the watch.

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Apple Watch Stories April 22

It’s Earth Day 2019, and that means there’s pretty much no better day than today to think about how your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or other Apple device will affect the planet. Whether it’s an old iPhone 5 sitting in a drawer that you want to recycle, or a relatively new Apple Watch that you’d like to sell to upgrade to the latest model, we can help you make sure your old devices end up in the right hands.

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