Apple Watch Series 4 teardown reveals big changes on the inside

Isaac Cain
September 24, 2018

That footage is what's playing on the Apple Watch when you choose the face. Given how much Apple advertised that safety feature, some might have expected it to be enabled by default for all. "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". The alert includes three different options, one of them being "Emergency SOS" to contact emergency services. Apple studied falls through tests involving 2,500 participants, then used the data to create an algorithm that can identify what's actually a fall and what's not. In an Apple support document page, first spotted by a Reddit user, Apple clearly mentions that unless a user lists his/her age as 65 years or older when setting up the watch, or the Medical ID record on the iOS Health app, the Fall Detector feature is disabled by default. "The most important thing before buying iPhone XS Max - buy Apple Watch Series 4, "to watch managed to capture the heart attack" - joking on the network". A video from the YouTube channel What's Inside shows that falling onto soft surfaces such as carpet, gymnastics mat, foam pit, and trampoline doesn't trigger the alert.

The Apple Watch Series 4 comes in 40mm and 44mm sizes with thinner bezels, making its display 30% bigger than the Series 3.

So, is the iPhone Xs, Max Xs and Xr, and the new Apple Watch.

It's also got a new 64-bit chipset, and it's a lot faster than its predecessors.

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That 291.8 mAh cell is supposed to last "up to 18 hours" on a single charge, which is exactly the same advertised autonomy as that of the Series 3. However, its battery life remains similar to Series 3.

It looks like Apple moved the microphone to the other side of the case, allowing the speaker to take up more room - and therefore allowing it to increase the volume.

It would be interesting to know whether reviewers realized fall detection was disabled before testing it with Series 4.

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