Apple Watch Overview Updated June 16, 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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One of the neatest new features in watchOS 6 is the Noise app. The app is designed to alert you with Apple Watch when you’re in a loud environment that could damage your hearing. Here’s how it works.

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Apple Watch Stories June 14

Apple Watch now available from UK carrier O2, upfront cost from £20 ($25)

When the cellular Apple Watch first launched in the UK, it was only available on EE. Vodafone later offered it, and now O2 has done the same, leaving Three the only major carrier not to do so …

Apple Watch Stories June 12

Apple accessory maker Catalyst stirred up some brand awareness as its waterproof AirPods case landed in Apple Stores last December. Today the company has announced its latest waterproof case for the 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 40mm Apple Watch Series 4, and some new colors for its AirPods case.

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Apple Watch Stories June 10

Niantic’s Pokémon GO mobile app was an instant hit when it launched in the summer of 2016. Augmented reality-driven gameplay let players interact with familiar characters in an immersive way using the camera and screen on our phones. Unpredicted growth saw Niantic’s servers regularly struggle to keep up with the number of new players coming online around the world.

Those growing pains are now a thing of the past, and Niantic has added features like battling between players and in-game missions to keep players coming back. The feature that continues to keep me playing today is actually one designed to help you open the app less.

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Apple Watch Stories June 7

Announced during its WWDC developer conference this week, Apple plans to launch a new “Apple Watch Limited Grant” program later this year for researchers using its ResearchKit and CareKit platforms. expand full story

Do you think an Apple Watch could ever replace an iPhone for you?

Apple made its first move toward making the Apple Watch more independent of an iPhone when it launched LTE models in the Series 3 lineup. At that point, it became possible for the first time to leave your iPhone at home and retain full connectivity on your Watch, including phone calls.

The company took another step in the direction of a standalone Watch at WWDC, with watchOS 6. This, for the first time, includes a dedicated Apple Watch App Store, allowing apps to be downloaded directly to the Watch …

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