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New Apple Watch Series 4 steals the show

Apple is expected to showcase three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales growth.

Apple Watch has always been health orientated, a lot of people use these features but many including myself do not.

The latest version of the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high-quality heart readings and detect falls. It's part of Apple's long-in-the-making strategy to give people a distinct reason to buy a wrist gadget that largely does things smartphones already do.

But design is only one side of the Apple Watch Series 4, and much of the focus here is on health.

The Apple launch event of 2018 unveiled the 3 new iPhones - iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr. When this is compared with Samsung or Google smartwatches, it has been seen that they perform well. "Health and fitness is at the core of Apple Watch, " said Jeff Williams, COO, Apple, while presenting the fourth generation Watch.

According to their own website, "the app has electrodes built into the Digital Crown, which enables users to receive a heart rhythm classification".

The new Apple Watch also comes with an electrical heart rate sensor that is capable of taking an electrocardiogram using the new ECG app. In February, the company announced that the watch would track skiing and snowboarding runs, including data on speed and vertical descent.

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.

"In my experience, people often report symptoms that are absent during their medical visits", Ivor Benjamin, president of the American Heart Association, said at the event unveiling the $399 watch. The company says it protects your privacy by encrypting the data on your devices and online through iCloud.

For a market that is growing, these features in wearables will matter more and more.

Many Apple Watch 4 models are selling out for release day delivery through Apple, but if you know where to look you can still find the Apple Watch 4 in stock for delivery next week. The model with a 6.5-inch screen, the iPhone XS Max, is Apple's biggest iPhone ever and will start at $1,100.

The ECG capability, available later this year, helps the device sense atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

"This can be an addition to our growing armamentarium to diagnose AFib, which can be intermittent and asymptomatic", said Dr. Lin Yee Chen, co-director of the Atrial Fibrillation Center at University of Minnesota Health Heart Care. Battery life remains the same. One user said: "you cannot fall now!"

Fall detection could also be significant, especially for elderly users. Automated SOS message will be sent to your emergency contact if it senses the wearer is immobile for 1 minute.

This new device starts at $399 for the Global Positioning System version and $499 for the cellular version. Your super-smart Apple Watch will call while you're unconscious.