The New Health And Fitness Features On The Apple Watch Series 4 We’re Excited About
While the rest of the world gets itself in a lather about the only notable design change to the Apple Watch since its first release – a new, 30% larger screen – here at Coach we’re all in a tizzy over the upgrades to the bottom of the watch. Namely, a new electrical heart rate sensor that promises to be more accurate. In the USA the Series 4 will also eventually be able to take an electrocardiogram (ECG) and will be an FDA-approved medical device. There are no indicators that the ECG measurement will be coming to the UK any time soon, but it shows the direction in which Apple is intending to take the Watch.
The Watch Series 4 also has some features that could prove handy in an emergency. As well as monitoring your heart rate and notifying you if it seems unnaturally high or low, the Watch can detect if you fall and automatically brings up a button to alert emergency services. If you don’t dismiss or otherwise respond to this alert within 60 seconds, the Watch automatically makes the emergency call in case you are unconscious.
Apple’s mindfulness app Breathe has also been...