Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch

Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch

While the new Apple Watch keeps its original design, the device packs several hardware and software upgrades. These technologies are advanced enough to detect if a user suffers from a fall, and will alert the user's emergency contacts using the built in S.O.S. feature if they don't get back up quickly.

Apple was expected to introduce three new iPhone models at its media event at its Cupertino campus, notably seeking to strengthen its position in the premium smartphone market a year after launching its $1,000 iPhone X. It's the watch that's creating the most buzz so far.

"We're thrilled Apple Watch has become an essential part of people's lives", said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer. The original version featured a heart-rate sensor that fed data into fitness and workout apps so they could suggest new goals and offer digital "rewards" for fitness accomplishments.

The newest Apple Watch can now flag potential problems with your heartbeat - a feature that's been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration and that Apple is marking as a major achievement.

The new Apple Watch will be available in three color options: Silver, Space Gray, and Gold.

The latest model can take electrocardiograms, or EKGs, which test for irregular heartbeats that usually require a doctor visit. But cardiologists aren't yet convinced that it will be a net positive for their patients.

"This is enormous", Gartner analyst Tuong Nguyen said of the Apple Watch's EKG feature. "I can see kids buying one for their parents and grandparents", he said of the smartwatch.

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The bigger screen, which stretches closer to the edge of the watch, makes the watch easier to use - but Ive sees it as a way to be less glued to our devices.

"The ability to access health data from an on-demand electrocardiogram or ECG is game-changing, especially when evaluating atrial fibrillation - an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase a person's risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications", Benjamin said.

"The clues for the future are when you can have a high degree of confidence that you personally are connected to the Net - not your phone, you", said Ive.

The watch can also detect if the wearer falls and may initiate an emergency call through Siri if the wearer has not moved after the fall.

Irish customers can order Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS) now, with availability beginning Friday, September 21.

At its launch event, the company touted the ease with which people could send heart data to their doctor, but Khandwalla is concerned about adding another data pipeline in a clinical environment already inundated with information sources. This feature will be "on" by default for anyone over 65 but will need to be turned on manually for anyone under that age.

"Using the Watch to identify suspected atrial fibrillation is very different from an ironclad diagnosis that will lead to management and intervention", he said in an email. An extended battery life of six hours whilst using Global Positioning System should please those who enjoy exercising outdoors and pace alerts for runners should enable them to see just how they're performing.

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