Apple's new watch will tell you if you're having heart problems

Ken Copeland
September 13, 2017

The Apple Watch Series 3 also comes with a new 70 per cent-faster dual-core processor, a new W2 wireless chip and barometric altimeter.

Series 3 comes in a variety of bands and cases... a new band, the sport loop, is best for an active lifestyle.

While Apple has not provided detailed sales figures for the watch, Cook said sales were up 50 percent in the past quarter from a year earlier.

The new version, called Apple Watch Series 3, will use an existing iPhone phone number when making calls, Apple said.

The third generation Apple Watch has been revealed. Heart rate monitor has been improved and Apple told it is the most used heart rate monitor. It will be available in two variants - a regular one that costs $329 and a cellular one which will retail at $399.

The Apple Watch Series 1 and 2, which are still available to buy, both come in rose gold, space gray, and gold.

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The Apple Watch Series 3 starts presale on September 15 with the 38mm model retailing for $559. Apple solved that problem by integrating the antennae right into the screen and creating a SIM card that's unnoticeably small. Moreover, the Apple Heart Study will use the data from Apple Watch and notify users. Users can also ask the digital voice assistant Siri for other information. In terms of design, the new watch is the same physical size as the Series 2. Apple promises up to 18 hours of battery life. Apple also said that it has made Siri quicker on the Watch 3 than its predecessor.

A new Nike Running app will also come out for the new watch.

The event is expected to be jam-packed with Apple's newest products, with its 10th anniversary iPhone as the crown jewel.

The watch will be available on September 22, with orders beginning on September 15.

The wearables market has seen some ups and downs over the years and it is predicted by Gartner that 2017 looks positive with Apple leading the way.

At Apple's event in its new headquarters in Cupertino, Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of operations announced new features for the latest smartwatch, which has cellular built in.

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