Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K announced

Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K announced

In announcing the new device, Apple's Tim Cook proclaimed that the company is now the world's largest watchmaker, having recently surpassed Rolex, a figure that The Verge said is likely based on revenues.

Apple are also updating some of their existing Apple Watch features, these include updates to the heard rate monitor and more.

The Apple Watch Series 3 is exactly the same size as the original, but you'll notice a minor redesign, in that the digital crown is now coloured red (for Cellular models only).

Bloomberg says that Apple is already engaged in talks with carriers in the United States and Europe about plans to sell an LTE-enabled Apple Watch. Powered by the Apple W2 chip, the Watch Series 3 includes faster Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

New watch faces and band styles are on their way to Apple Watch Series 3, with a new Ceramic Grey finish available, too. This new invention would give food providers an ability to embed data in their products so that Apple Watch wearers could then scan and keep track of daily calories. Users in select countries will be able to pre-order the Watch Series 3 starting September 15. It will, also listen to heart rhythm and will detect atrial fibrillation and alert a user if the heart rate starts to move into irregular rhythms.

Apple has launched an upgraded version of its Watch device at the Steve Jobs Theater today, untethering the device from iPhone.

Rumours that Apple could release the next Apple Watch this year have intensified following a report that shows its manufacturer is expected to enjoy strong growth in the second-half of 2017. Apple will be increasing the amount of measurements that are given, including resting heart rate and recovery heart rate.

To that end, it's doing an "Apple Heart Study" with Stanford, coming to the App Store later this year. The watch offers an 18 hour battery backup.

As noted, the watch will work with multiple third-party fitness apps, maps and Global Positioning System, altimeter, Apple music, and more. Whether it will be ready in time for the Apple Watch 3 is unknown.

Apple has been trying for years to revolutionize TV in the same way it changed phones. You're good to go with the Series 3.

One of the biggest drawbacks to owning an Apple Watch is its heavy reliance on the iPhone.

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