Apple never ceases to work on its product for making them smarter and better and every year it launches the new version of its products. The Apple Watch 3 was launched by the company in September 2017, which is the best smartwatch to date. Among all the available smartwatch in the market, Apple Watch 3 wins the game with all next level functionality and performance. However, like always Apple wants to improve the watch further with Apple Watch 4, the company hasn't announced anything about it but we know its coming.
For now, we only have the some of the rumors, leaks, and information on the Apple Watch 4. Using all the available information we have created a report on the Watch to give you an idea about the next generation smartwatch from Apple.
We all know that Apple likes to keep the basic design of its product same but what it did with iPhone X makes us expect more from Apple Watch 4, it may also come with something different. Supporting our expectation, the popular KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo said that the Apple Watch 4 may come with a significant design change. He said the display of the watch will be bigger than the previous models that came with mostly 38mm or 42mm display. This doesn't mean the size of the watch will increase too, the Apple Watch 3 has a big bezel around ist display and Apple could leverage that to, make the Apple Watch 4 display bigger. In addition to this Kuo also suggest that the upcoming Apple smartwatch will come with an improved battery that needs the body of the watch to be big enough to occupy the bigger cells.
The report of the KGI analyst also suggests that the Apple Watch 4 will look more trendy instead of the regular smartwatches. We have also heard about the watch containing self- adjusting straps that were also seen in the patent. The strap will work on the mechanics that will help it to contract or expand by itself in order to fit on the user's wrist. This means the users won't be struggling to loosen or tight the strip again and again.
As Apple Watch 3 is perfect and works amazingly in comparison to the other smartwatches in the market we expect Apple Watch 4 to be more smarter. Apple could integrate more versatile circuit boards to the watch for the antenna which is also suggested by Kuo. He believes that this enhancement will provide the better LTE signal and improved heat and moisture resistance to Apple Watch 4. There also rumors that the company may add the S4 chipset in the watch for faster and enhanced performance. The other interesting speculation is the upcoming Apple watch having the Face ID camera. This means Apple Watch could be unlocked just by looking at it, no need of typing the PIN for using the watch. In addition, the camera will make easier to have video calls using the watch right from your wrist eliminating the need for the phone.
The most rumored fitness tracking feature that Apple Watch 4 could possess is EKG or ECG, known as the electrocardiograms, which is an advanced technology than a normal heart rate monitor. The technology analysis the heart rate using the currents of electricity to provide more in-depth information. However the cardiologist from California stated that the technology is only for the people with heart-related issues, so it isn't clear that the watch will have the feature or not. Moreover, Apple Watch 4 patent also reveals the ability to track the respiration rate of the users, which could be a helpful addition to the watch. In addition to this, there will be some basics features including GPS, heart rate monitor and the other activities tracking options.
As far as the rumors suggest we expect the Apple Watch 4 to come with Watch OS 5. The updated platform will bring some new features along with the StreamKit that will open the doors for Spotify app on the Apple Watch. The StreamKit is basically a framework that enables the apps on Apple Watch to push notifications. This means you will be getting all the notifications from Facebook directly on your wrist. Along with this, the code of the Watch OS 4.3.1 beta reveals that Apple may allow the third party watch faces to the Apple Watch, if it is true then there will be a number of new Watch faces to replace the boring default faces from Apple for the users.
Apple really needs to improve the battery life of the Apple Watch, we believe that the company will start this with the Apple Watch 4. As Kuo has also suggested that there will be bigger battery cells in the upcoming Apple Watch we believe this rumor to be true.
We know how much Apple likes to keep ist traditional designs to be same but the company may give the circular design a chance this year. Apple Watch comes with the square dialer that makes it a bit bigger on the wrist to wear. As Apple moved away from its iconic fingerprint sensor in iPhone X, maybe it considers the same thing with Apple Watch 4. However, it is still a thought we don't have any strong evidence on this rumor.
Apart from its fancy look and the high functionality, the fitness features are the reason that most of the users buy Apple Watch. Over the period of time, Apple Watch has become a health and fitness gadget for the fitness freaks. The watch already has a number of fitness-related features but there is still a lot of room for the improvements. The leaks and rumors suggest that the company is planning to add more advanced level fitness options to Apple Watch 4.
The company launched the Apple Watch in September 2017 and Apple Watch 2 in September 2016, so we expect the new iteration to follow the same schedule. We believe that Apple Watch will be launched in September 2018 along with the iPhones. There is no information on the Apple Watch 4 price right now but we expect it to be cost similar to Apple Watch 3, which comes at $329.
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.Follow