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Along with the new iPhones Apple also launched its latest Apple Watch Series 4 at an event in San Francisco.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has long emphasized the watch's health and fitness-tracking capabilities. Even if your Apple Watch ECG appears totally normal that does not necessarily mean you do not have atrial fibrillation or other cardiac abnormalities. The new series, apart from having better designed and faster features goes up several notches (pun totally unintended) by including an accelerometer and gyroscope, which are able to detect falls, and contact the emergency numbers. "The Washington Post weighed in on this, noting that 'heart rhythms naturally vary, meaning that it's likely that Apple Watch or any heart monitor could signal a problem when there isn't one - and send someone running to the doctor for no reason.' The new Apple watch falls in an FDA category for 'low to moderate risk" devices.
More significantly, though, the Apple Watch Series 4 comes with displays that are 30 percent bigger than before.
Apple says the heart data can be shared with doctors through a PDF file, though it's not yet clear how ready doctors are to receive a possible flood of new EKG data from patients - nor how useful they will find the electronic files. Unfortunately, this feature wasn't being demoed at the hands on area, as it will be made available in the U.S. via a software update that will ship on an unspecified date.
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Fall detection could also be significant, especially for elderly users.
Apple says it monitored some 2,500 people - measuring how they fell off ladders, missed a step while walking or got their legs caught in their trousers while getting dressed.
The feature is available immediately worldwide and will turn on automatically for users 65 and over.
Analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy said Apple had done enough "to keep its smartphone growth going until the competition responds". You can check to see if anyone local or online has the Apple Watch 4 in stock, and then you can order one and possibly pick it up within an hour.
"We're thrilled Apple Watch has become an essential part of peoples' lives", said Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Apple.
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