HOW IT’S DONE
Inside the new Apple Watch
We take a look under the glass of the thinner, more powerful Apple Watch Series 4.
It’s Summer, and that means three things: your warm socks are being replaced by thongs, the leaves are starting to turn green, and Apple has just released some new technology.
This year we have an all-new Apple Watch, featuring a larger screen, a thinner design and some smart new health features that are sure to help save lives. When it’s on someone’s wrist, it looks so similar to the previous Apple Watches that you may not even give it a second look. But underneath all that glass is some impressive new tech.
First, it’s got a faster, more efficient chip, which has meant Apple could make it slimmer without reducing the battery life. On the back of the watch you’ll find the optical heart-rate sensor that was in previous models, along with a new electrical ring. Paired with the metal in the digital crown (the dial on the side of the watch), this forms a simple electrocardiogram, or ECG machine. It can record your heart beat and tell you whether you have cardiac problems, so you can send the report to your doctor. That’s really smart – although unfortunately the feature is only approved for use in the US so far, with global roll-outs still a way off.
On the front of the watch you’ll find a new, 30 per cent larger display. It’s thinner and extends right to the edge of the watch, curving at the corners. Just like before, it’s waterproof down to depths of 50 metres and tracks workouts, activity and more.