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An Emergency Physician Explains the Apple Watch ECG

18 September 2018

Which leaves one wanting to reply - well, of course the $399 watch (preorders for which went live today) doesn't compare to the much more robust treatment and diagnosis that happens in a hospital setting. When you buy a new Apple Watch, turning it on is only the first step - next comes pairing it with an iPhone. With the launch the new Apple Watch, the company has now reduced the price of its a year ago launched Apple Watch Series 3. A couple of millimeters here or there might not sound like a lot, but at watch size, it makes a huge difference.

The other new feature is a built-in ECG reader, or the gold standard that doctors rely on to detect heart issues.

Haptic feedback in the Digital Crown. The LTE variant now sports a red ring along the edges of the crown, instead of the giant red dot on the Series 3, though we still don't understand why this design element exists at all.

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Apple introduced its next generation of iPhones along with the Apple Watch Series 4 smartwatch at an event in San Jose. In addition, Apple has also updated some of the older watch faces while adding a handful of new ones in order to give fans more customization options.

According to a report by Gadgets360, the Apple Watch Series 4 will come with a starting price of Rs 40,900.

Apple said the EKG feature will be available to US customers later this year, an indication that it may not be ready for launch. It should roll out in other countries as and when Apple gets regulatory approval from the local bodies.

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It is positioning the new watch as a more comprehensive health device, able to take an electrocardiogram (ECG) to detect an irregular heartbeat and start an emergency call automatically if it detects a user falling down, potentially appealing to older customers.

As per the leaked Apple images of Watch series 4, it seems that it is coming with many complications.

Everything else should be available on launch day, however, and that's close, too, with the Apple Watch Series 4 out in Australia on September 21 at a starting price of $599 for the GPS-equipped model, while a Global Positioning System and cellular model (in case you want to take calls and data without a phone) will cost extra, as will deluxe models in stainless steel and designed with Hermes. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for details related to the watch's India launch data and our detailed review.

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An Emergency Physician Explains the Apple Watch ECG