Apple Watch 4 teardown reveals a few new parts and redesigned interior

Pauline Obrien
September 25, 2018

One of the most talked about however is its Fall Detection capability, which Apple claims will detect falls and allow the user to contact emergency services if needed.

Apple Watch Series 4 fall detection feature is off by default unless you are 65 or older. "The more physically active you are, the more likely you are to trigger fall detection due to high impact activity that can appear to be a fall", Apple explains.

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Overall, the iFixit team gave the Apple Watch Series 4 a repairability score of 6 out of 10, which is the same as the iPhone XS series. Redditor No1ARSoul, however, noted that you'll only find that out if you read the online manual for Fall Detection and how it's enabled by default for anyone whose age is 65 or older in their Apple accounts.

The Apple Watch Series 4 has made a giant leap forward in terms of design as well as functionality. Many reported that they could not trigger a fall alert on objective, but it's not clear if all of them had the feature turned on.

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The Series 4 watch again comes in two models, both in larger dimensions than the two for its predecessor - 40mm and 44mm compared to 38mm and 44mm, which has increased the screen area by 30%.

But, if your Apple Watch detects that you're moving, it waits for you to respond to the alert and won't automatically call emergency services. It doesn't count falling on softer surfaces as hard falls.

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The same DJ Koh suggested the mid-range phones would usually get those new features after the flagship phones. Samsung is so far the only other major smartphone maker to bring three lenses into its main shooter.

In case you didn't know, the Watch Series 4 is powered by a dual-core 64-bit S4 processor with a refined accelerometer, gyroscope. It will prove useful to people anxious about their heart health. Apple actually only got FDA clearance a day before its big event announcing the new Apple Watch, along with three new iPhones, Bloomberg reported. The battery life remains similar to last year's model. If you can't afford it, the tech giant has slashed the prices of Apple Watch Series 3 to just $279.

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