Apple Watch Series 4 Review
Whether you are a lover of all things Apple or you are just testing the waters with their products, you will love the Series 4 smartwatch. The newest iteration of the Apple Watch gives you everything you loved about the Series 3 but with improvements to the screen size, volume, processor and more. It has a hefty price tag, but consumers love this watch and have commented that they think it is well worth the money.
The screen is susceptible to scratching so you might want to consider buying some screen protectors to keep it safe front scratches and scuffs. You can make and receive phone calls or text right from your wrist for convenience anywhere you go.
The activity tracking is fantastic for those trying to live a healthier lifestyle, and the upgrade to the heart rate monitor gives you a more consistent reading to for improved heart monitoring, alerting you when there are spikes, drops, or irregularities in your rhythm. The watch even has fall detection and an Emergency SOS feature to get you help if and when you need it. Overall, it is a great product that consumers love.
Great app support
Call and text options
Excellent heart rate monitors
Short battery life
Susceptible to scratches
With this four series, as with some of the older versions, you can even use the device to make and receive phone calls and text messages. This newer iteration comes with a louder speaker and a larger display so you can communicate with ease.
You will get a much larger display in the Series 4, coming in either 40mm or 44mm as opposed to the Series 3 choices of 38mm and 42mm. This version has a speaker that is about 50% louder to help you hear your phone calls or listen to your music. It comes with an upgraded 64-bit dual-core processor, and it is running watchOS 5. Additionally, you will get an upgrade on the accelerometer and gyroscope to give you a more accurate count on your fitness tracking throughout the day.
You, of course, will still get all the basic features that you have grown accustomed to with these series of wrist wear. It will give you the basics like time and date, but it is also going to work as a basic fitness tracker, keeping track of your steps, calories burned, and distance traveled. As mentioned above it is also going to track your heart rate for you throughout the day. These watches have GPS tracking so you can map your daily activities, whether walking, running, or cycling.
As for battery life, customers have some significant complaints about the length of it, and it seems to die very quickly, even faster than the previous versions. This can be attributed to the amount of power that it is using with the better processor and larger display screens. The more features and stronger processor, the quicker the battery is going to die. It does not seem to be a deal breaker for most consumers, but you might want to make sure that you are charging it every night as it probably won't last very long into the next day.
Ease of Use
There are two different types of this product, one that works with your mobile network and one that does not. If you are setting up with your cell phone provider, you can always take it to them and have them help you set it all up. You can also do it at home yourself without too much of an issue, although if you are unfamiliar with setting up phones and devices, this might not be the easiest to do. If you are not connecting it through a mobile network, it is even more straightforward to set it up and start using it.
Some consumers have had problems with some of their applications being glitchy and not working correctly on the watch when they need it. Some of the larger sized ones can't be used efficiently on the device as it seems that the processor is just not designed to keep up with them.
Even consumers who generally do not wear watches or bracelets were able to wear this with ease, not feeling any kind of awkwardness or discomfort. Reviewers also said it is perfect for wearing to bed. They wake up in the morning, and it left no marks at all on their wrist, it was almost like they did not sleep with it on all night.
You can even customize the watch face so you can have something that fits your personality, something that will show you everything that you want to see right at your fingertips.
The casing of the watch is not customizable, however. There are a couple of colors that you can choose from so you can get something that you think will go best with your personal style. You can choose between: gold aluminum with a pink sports band, gold aluminum with a pink sand sport loop, gold stainless steel with a gold Milanese loop, gold stainless steel with gold stone sports band, silver aluminum with seashell sport loop, silver aluminum with white sports bands, silver stainless steel with silver Milanese loop, silver stainless steel with white sports band, space black aluminum with black sports band, space black stainless steel with space black Milanese loop, space gray aluminum with black sports band, space gray aluminum with black sports loop, or space black stainless steel case with black sports band.
Some customers are concerned about the longevity of the watch, stating that the display is easily scratched. That can be fixed, however, with a screen protector that they make specifically for these products. The rest of the device is rather durable, far more so than the aluminum one of the predecessor. The only other durability concern comes from the battery life, and consumers are worried that since it does not last that long the battery itself with stop being able to charge altogether after a while. This has not shown itself, however, so it is probably a non-issue.
The display comes in two different sizes. You can either get the 40mm or 44mm, depending on what you feel comfortable with while wearing them. Some people with larger wrists prefer the larger size displays whereas the ones with smaller wrists prefer the smaller screen.