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Apple CEO Tim Cook launched the Apple Series 4 Watch equipped with the latest technology, edge-to-edge displays, like its latest phones, and the ECG support feature. Now let's see what the improvements are.

Today, Apple unveiled all of its new devices for 2018.

The Apple Watch has been increasing in prowess as a fitness device over the years, bringing in ever-more sophisticated tracking for your runs and cycles, connecting to separate gym equipment and monitoring you through more activities. Apple Watch Series 3 base price is dropping to $279. Because the watch models are both thinner, they take up less overall volume. The larger displays mean that there're more room to present information including more customizable complications (up to 8). The dynamic watch faces interact with the display and include elements such as water, fire and vapor.

A slightly more subtle change in the design is a repositioning of the microphone so that it is on the opposite side as the speaker. The new Watch 4 comes with a bunch of new features and a new design. The back of Series 4 is made of black ceramic and sapphire crystal, allowing radio waves to pass through the front and back of the device for improved cellular reception, he said. Apple also upgraded their health features with the Watch 4 which now comes with fall detection and ECG. It classifies if the heart is beating in a normal pattern or whether there are signs of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).

Apple (AAPL) on Wednesday announced a significant update to the Apple Watch sporting significantly larger displays with an FDA-approved EKG feature. Electrodes have been added at the back of the Watch and the using the Digital Crown, you can take an electrocardiogram.

The first ECG product offered directly to consumers.

A new 64-bit dual-core Apple S4 processor is equipped with a new GPU.

The new Apple smartwatch now processes data up to eight times faster and will be able to detect when the user falls. If you're working out then it slides down to 6 hours.

Finally the post also mentions various new sport band colors, as well as a new multicolor leather band and a gold stainless steel band.

The speaker in the watch has also been redesigned to be 50 per cent louder so you can better bother folks on the bus when playing music through your watch, you bloody futuristic fellow.