Apple Watch Overview Updated December 12, 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 December 12

Apple Watch with cellular officially debuts in New Zealand following pre-orders

Last Friday, Apple opened pre-orders for the cellular Apple Watch in New Zealand. Now, the first orders are arriving to customers and support is rolling out from New Zealand carrier Spark.

Apple Watch users will soon be able to share heart rate data with Orangetheory Fitness machines without using a separate dedicated heart rate monitor. The popular fitness club unveiled its new OTbeat Link accessory today for using the Apple Watch to track heart rate data during workouts.

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Apple Watch Stories December 11

This fall I committed to running three half marathon races across November and December. Each race is a chance to test the Apple Watch Series 5 in a different configuration to better understand how various features affect battery life.

The always-on display is the headlining new feature for Apple Watch Series 5, but I was hesitant to use it during the first of three races this year. I didn’t want to risk losing workout data to a dead watch at Disney World. After finishing the first race with 40% battery left, I decided to use the next race to test always-on display during a half marathon.

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Apple Watch Stories December 10

Scosche launches modular iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch charging system as Apple Store exclusive

Scosche teased its BaseLynx modular charging system for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more back in January. Now the product has officially launched as an Apple Store exclusive.

Apple Watch Stories December 5

Today brings yet another story of the Apple Watch helping save someone’s life. ABC News tells the story of Roy Robinson, a 74-year-old man from Lake Worth, Florida whose Apple Watch alerted him to potential atrial fibrillation.

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Pad & Quill’s limited-run Lowry Cuff for Apple Watch is hand-made from 80-year-old leather

If you like cuff-style Apple Watch bands, Pad & Quill has a new artisan-made option, the Lowry Cuff for Apple Watch. It features 80-year-old fully restored vegetable-tanned leather with your choice of black or silver hardware. Read on for more details about this limited-run…

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