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Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Watch Series 4

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Apple Watch Series 4 Review

Apple Watch Series 4 Review

Posted   09.27.18
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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Earlier Apple Watches were impressive wearables, but the new Series 4 is the strongest argument yet for wearing a smartwatch. And that’s not just because of bigger, edge-to-edge screen or its improved fitness tracking either. The combination of a more powerful processor and thoughtful, feature-rich software make the Series 4 the most capable wearable around. Solid battery life and potentially life-saving new heart tracking features only sweeten the deal. These improvements will cost you, though: The entry-level, 40m Apple Watch Series 4 starts at $399, or $70 more than the model it replaces. Ultimately though, all of the little improvements have made a lasting impact on the overall Apple Watch experience. If you’re considering buying a smartwatch for your iPhone, this one is worth the splurge.

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Pros
  • Bigger and improved screen
  • Long battery life
  • Much-improved performance
  • Accurate step tracking
  • Walkie-Talkie conversations are a blast
  • New heart features could save lives
  • Talking to Siri is easier
Cons
  • More expensive than ever
  • Transferring LTE service can be tricky
  • ECG feature isn't ready yet
  • Some watch faces feel like information overload
  • Rival watches have even better battery life

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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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MCarol
Product not performing. Constant lock up. Takes over calls from iphone. Will...read more
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Elma
Shame on you Apple. I bought Apple Watch right after the release. Just few months...read more
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Martin
Too expensive and poor build quality. If you like the looks or not depends on...read more
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