The Apple Watch 4 was released alongside the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR at the Apple event in Steve Jobs Theater, Cupertino on September 12.
Now, Apple has released its “Watch Nike+ Series 4” across the US, Australia, parts of Asia and in other countries, keeping its availability limited at retail stores.
Priced between $399 and $499 in the US, the variants of “Watch Nike+” sport new features like a larger screen, thinner body, an ECG reader (currently US-only), fall detection and more.
The Apple Watch 4 has 34% larger bezel-less display than the previous generation Apple Watch 3 at 40 and 44mm and is slimmer too.
In addition to the design, the new Apple Watch 4 gets some upgrades on the software side related to health, connectivity, accessibility and Maps.
Apple has taken the health concern pretty seriously as the new Watch 4 has the ability to take an electrocardiogram (EKG). Simply put your finger on the crown and trigger the EKG. Apple has released the first consumer watch to have this feature.
The hardware improvements include a new dual-core 64-bit S4 processor and an updated accelerometer and gyroscope. The Apple Watch 4 has a battery life of 18 hours.
“Apple Watch Nike+” sports four styles with band-variants in 40mm and 44mm sizes with cellular and Wi-Fi+GPS only model options.
According to Apple, the device also sports a “Nike Sports Loop” band that is woven with a special reflective thread designed to shimmer when light strikes it.
It is not clear when “Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4” would hit the Indian market.
The non-Nike branded Apple Watch Series 4 sells for $499 for the GPS and LTE version and $399 for the GPS version. Apple Watch Series 3 continues to sell at $279.
(With inputs from IANS)