Although we’re anticipating Apple to commit a lot of its keynote tackle right now to the brand new iPhone, the corporate really kicked off the present by introducing us to Apple Watch Sequence three. After giving us an introduction to the Steve Jobs theater, Tim Cook dinner shared a number of the successes the Apple Watch has loved during the last 12 months. As an example, the Apple Watch has grown 50% year-over-year, turning into the primary watch on the planet and boasting a 97% buyer satisfaction score.
These are some pretty spectacular numbers, and so they give Apple loads of motive to proceed with the Apple Watch line even because the smartwatch market appears to be floundering a bit. Cook dinner introduced Apple COO Jeff Williams on stage to do exactly that, as he introduced each WatchOS four and Apple Watch Sequence three. In WatchOS four, Apple can be extra targeted on coronary heart well being, measuring issues like resting coronary heart fee and restoration coronary heart fee after exercises.
Williams says gives you a clearer image of your coronary heart fee all through the day. By a brand new app referred to as Apple Coronary heart Examine, the Apple Watch will even assist you detect irregular rhythm in your coronary heart beat. This, in flip, will assist customers determine after they have a significant issue comparable to Atrial Fibrilation, which might enhance the chance of stroke however usually goes undiagnosed as a result of individuals who have it usually don’t really feel any signs.
After all, the brand new WatchOS wants a house, and that’s the place Apple Watch Sequence three is available in. The large change with Apple Watch Sequence three is that it’ll now provide mobile help, permitting you to attach it to your service’s cellular community. This not solely implies that you’ll be capable to stream music instantly out of your watch (assuming you may have a pair of Apple EarPods), however it can additionally can help you place and obtain calls by the Watch itself, simply as Williams did on stage.
Apple Watch Sequence three is outfitted with a dual-core processor that guarantees 70% extra energy over earlier iterations, whereas an Apple-made W2 chip will deal with WiFi and Bluetooth connections. The watch can also be “swim proof” and whereas the addition of a mobile antenna would normally enhance the dimensions of the Watch itself, Williams says it’s nearly the identical measurement as Sequence 2. The one distinction is that the again crystal extends an additional zero.25mm.
Apple Watch Sequence three orders will open up on September 15, with the watch launching on September 22. The mobile mannequin will run $399, whereas a mannequin with out mobile will value $329. Apple Watch Sequence 1 can also be sticking round, solely with a brand new price ticket from right here on out: $249.
Apple Watch Sequence three can be launching in plenty of areas with help for quite a lot of carriers – which you’ll be able to see above – whereas the WiFi-only model of Sequence three can be getting a bigger launch. We’ll have lots extra from Apple’s 2017 keynote, so hold it proper right here at SlashGear for protection of all the massive bulletins!