Ap­ple Watch up­dated to Se­ries 4

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> if you feel the Ap­ple Watch is just too small to nav­i­gate prop­erly, you’re in luck. That’s be­cause the new ver­sion of the Watch – Se­ries 4 – now has a big­ger screen, with the dis­play reach­ing closer to the edges.

The case sizes have been bumped up to 40mm and 44mm, leav­ing more breath­ing room for apps. Ap­ple says the screens are 32% and 35% larger than the pre­vi­ous 38mm and 42mm ver­sions, while also man­ag­ing to be thin­ner.

Else­where, the Dig­i­tal Crown has been up­graded to give you a hap­tic buzz when it’s turned. The idea here is to make scrolling through apps eas­ier and more re­spon­sive. Next to the Dig­i­tal Crown, the speaker is 50% louder than be­fore. The mic has been re­lo­cated to the other side of the de­vice to re­duce echoes – good for calls and Siri.

In­side, there’s a new S4 chip with twice the per­for­mance of its pre­de­ces­sor, and the health de­tec­tion fea­tures have been im­proved – though the elec­tro­car­dio­gram ca­pa­bil­ity is only avail­able in the US at the time of writ­ing.

Prices start at £399.

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