Apple Watch will call for help if you fall

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Making health a major selling point of the Apple Watch, Apple said the new Apple Watch Series 4 will not only be able to screen your heart rate, but will ask for help if you fall.

“One of the most common injuries is falls,” Apple COO Jeff Williams said during the presentation. With the renewed Apple-Watch-Series 4, will it automatically detect if you have fallen and ask you if you want to send a distress call from the S. O. S.. If you are already immobile for a minute after the fall, the Watch will automatically call emergency services and send your location to your emergency contacts, Williams added.

FDA-approved, Apple-Watch Series 4 monitor your heart in a number of different ways, including letting you know if your heart rate dropped too low.


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It can also look for any irregularities with your heart, including the detection of atrial fibrillation. Williams warned that Apple would not be able to detect every instance, but said: “we believe that this will help you a lot of people who do not know that they had an issue.”

The new Watch, that is 40 millimeter and 44 millimeter sizes, now has the electrodes, so that you have an electrocardiogram. Apple-Watch-Series 4 carriers can the Health of the app, put the finger on the digital crown, wait 30 seconds and then get a heart rate analysis.

It also comes with a new watch with a face and new inputs, such as contacts, for one-tap access. The speaker on the Apple Watch is 50 percent harder, to help with Walkie-Talkie, or Siri requests, Williams said. The Watch features the 64-bit S4 chip and a new GPU, giving it twice the performance as the Apple-Watch-Series-3.

The Apple Watch, which also has 18 hours per day all days of battery life (including 6 hours of outdoor workout time), will be available for pre-order on Sept. 14 and go on sale Sept. 21. It costs $399 with GPS and $499 for the mobile capabilities.


In addition, Apple dropped the starting price of the Apple Watch Series 3 for $279.

Apple has recently expressed concern that some of its products, including the Apple Watch and the AirPods, could wind up costing the consumer considerably more if the Trump administration were to continue with the final rounds of the tariffs on Chinese imports.

In response, President Trump said: “there is an easy solution” of the problem to solve, calling for Apple to make its products in the USA

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