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    Apple Watch Series 4 arrives in 40mm and 44mm models

    Bigger screen and thinner case enhanced by new Apple S4 chip 2x fast as the previous gen.
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    Re: Apple Watch Series 4 arrives in 40mm and 44mm models

    18 Hours of battery is just not enough IMO. For me smart watches are not even considered until battery life is at least a week.

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    18 hours is so appalling piss poor for anything that calls itself a "watch".

    The times I find I really need a watch are ones when my phones dead and I've been awake for a long time.
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    18 hours of everyday use? What a laugh. My galaxy watch does at least 4-5 days with everyday use. I just can't imagine having to charge it once or twice a day, it's such a pain!

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    18 hours with a new battery under ideal conditions I'm sure. How much use until that becomes <15 hours? How long until battery degredation means that is now <12 hours?

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    Oh, and I am DREADING the ECG app. We have enough people attending the ED because their fitbit said their heart rate was low. An ECG done like this is going to have massive impedance issues, loads of baseline sway, loads of muscle tremor and provide all of one lead... so it'll be filtered to hell and back and you're quite possibly going to lose P waves because you've got loads of filtering on a poor signal with a wobbly baseline from a lead which isn't great for P waves anyway (Lead I) which is going to look like atrial fibrillation or maybe a junctional rhythm to the untrained eye. I LOVE how it says it can show you low heart rates and atrial fibrillation... you know what else can do that? Taking your pulse. Interpreting it any further is well beyond the layperson and also the data quality is going to be such that it'll be too unreliable for a professional. If you think your heart rate is slow, take your pulse. If you think you have atrial fibrillation, take your pulse. If either of these are abnormal (slow or irregularly irregular), go to your doctor who will request a 12 lead ECG done with proper electrodes and laid in the correct position to get a decent trace. They will likely also request a 24 hour ECG which uses 3 leads, positioned where muscle tremor isn't an issue (NOT the ends of the arms whilst applying pressure!) and after prepping the skin to ensure low impedance and less baseline sway. Even with all of this it requires a specialist with years of training and experience to look through the recording and distinguishing artefact from real arrhythmia can be a real challenge.

    This feature is going to be a menace.

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    This feature is going to be a menace.
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    Re: Apple Watch Series 4 arrives in 40mm and 44mm models

    Not being a connoisseur of watches i wonder how these will stack up against a good standard watch of the same price in retaining its value?

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    Re: Apple Watch Series 4 arrives in 40mm and 44mm models

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballantin View Post
    18 Hours of battery is just not enough IMO. For me smart watches are not even considered until battery life is at least a week.
    Amazfit Bip - missus gets 30+ days battery life
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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