Apple Watch 4

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This is a screenshot from Apple’s website.  I’ve been reading and listening to podcasts trying to get some more information about the newest watch.

What’s New and Old

The new watch series 4 has a new feature called Fall Detection.  From the information available, a lot of testing went into this feature.  It’s going to be very beneficial, especially for those who live in areas of snow and ice.  Also for anyone who is prone to falling.  This could be someone who is older or someone who may have other medical conditions that make them prone to falling.

The series 3 watch has already dropped down in price to $279 and the series 1 is no longer for sale on Apple’s website.   That’s a great deal if you are getting your first Apple Watch.  Note: series 3 does not have Fall Detection or the upcoming EKG feature.

Activating the Fall Detection

I haven’t seen Fall Detection is turned OFF by default, unless you are 65 or older.  You would need to update your information in the Health App, which includes date of birth, for the watch to make this assessment.  So first tip about the watch, turn on the Fall Detection.  I don’t have screenshots but have included the link to the area that shows exactly how to set up your Fall Detection on your Apple Watch 4.  Apple Watch 4 Fall Detection

Water Resistance

Water resistance can be misleading.  According to Apple’s website, there are different levels of how much the watch can get wet.  It also varies based on which watch you own.

One important thing I found in the article was that it’s not recommended you shower with the watch on, but you can swim with it on.  I thought that was strange.  I finished the article and you shouldn’t shower with it on due to the soap, shampoo, and conditioner possibly getting into the watch or getting into the seams of the watch.  When you think about it, these are all chemicals.  Maybe it’s just me, but I see no reason to shower with my watch on anyways.  But maybe with Fall Detection, I might change my mind.  Here is a link from Apple that gives you more information on water resistance.  Apple Watch and Water Resistance

What’s Next?

Once I get some tips and tricks on the new watch, I will create a post with the best of those I find.  If you have any specific questions, please comment here or click on the Ask A Question.

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Debbie👩🏻‍💻⌚️

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2 thoughts on “Apple Watch 4

  1. I waaaaant one. I really shouldn’t buy it, but I know it’s going to happen. I might actually turn the fall detection on for work. Sometimes when you’re the last person at the salon and you mop the floors, it gets a little dangerous rushing around to finish up.

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    1. 😂 I know it’s hard to say no! Mine is still on order and will deliver in a couple weeks. Fall detection I think for the winters here will be so awesome! I tried to leave a comment on your video, I love the golden brown, but couldn’t find the comment section. Thanks!

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