Apple Watch Overview Updated January 15, 2019

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Series 3 features:

  • LTE models offer connectivity without iPhone
  • 70% faster performance with new S3 processor
  • 50% faster Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with new W2 chip
  • Siri now speaks with watchOS 4

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Apple’s first entry into the wearable market is Apple Watch ($249 and up), a smartwatch that pairs with the iPhone and sports an all-new user interface. Users can choose between numerous watch faces that will display whenever the watch is lifted for viewing, access a Home screen full of apps, and see notifications pushed from the iPhone.

A traditional watch dial on the side of the device has been repurposed as a Digital Crown, allowing you to scroll, zoom, and navigate through apps without covering the display. Light and heavy “Force Touch” inputs are sensed by the Retina display, and the Watch includes haptic feedback capabilities via a “Taptic Engine.” An inductive wireless charging solution based on MagSafe will recharge the watch every night.

The Apple Watch is designed to interact with an iPhone, running light apps that depend upon the iPhone for data, as well as playing limited standalone content stored on the Watch itself. All Apple Watch models run the same watchOS software and work with the iPhone 5 or newer.

The Apple Watch includes a collection of sensors that can measure your pulse and other health data, plus fitness apps that can share data with the Health app in iOS. Also, the haptic feedback and biometric sensors allow for interesting new messaging features that let users tap and draw to communicate; users can record and send their heartbeats to one another.

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Apple Watch Stories Today

On Twitter today, Tim Cook has shared the story of another Apple user whose Apple Watch warned them of major health problems. Elissa Lombardo said her husband’s Apple Watch alerted him he could have A-fib, prompting him to seek medical attention.

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Apple Watch Stories January 9

Scosche’s BaseLynx modular charging and organization system has sections for Apple Watch, wireless iPhone charging, and iPad Pro

Scosche is out today with details on its new BaseLynx modular charging and organization system for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more. The customizable charging system allows users to configure a solution to their needs with components for Apple Watch, Qi wireless charging for iPhone, as well as wired USB-C and USB-A charging for iPad, and more.

In an interview with CNBC today, the Mayo Clinic’s chair of cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Paul Friedman shared that they have seen promising results using AI to detect an often symptom-less heart defect. It’s called asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction, which means a weak heart pump. In Mayo Clinic’s studies, they are using AI to read ECGs and finding impressive results identifying weak heart pumps and even predicting individuals who will be at risk in the future.

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Apple Watch Stories January 8

A new report from The Verge takes a look into some concerns about the Apple Watch ECG feature from two doctors. They believe that more data isn’t necessarily better, and explain how they think the ECG app could cause problems for healthy Apple Watch users as well as the healthcare system.

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Apple Watch Stories January 7

Latest Spotify update includes support for Apple Watch Series 4 and iPhone XR/XS Max screen sizes

Update: The latest version of Spotify also adds support for the new iPad Pro resolutions.

After Pandora released its initial Apple Watch app with offline playback, Spotify is today putting out a not-as-exciting update for its iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users.

Apple Watch Stories January 6

Last week, Apple rolled out an overhauled “Close Your Rings” webpage that showcases the stories of various Apple Watch users. One such user featured on that page is golfer Lucy Li, but now the 16-year-old is being investigated by the United States Golf Association for her involvement in Apple’s campaign.

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