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Apple Watch Series 4 (2018)

Apple Watch Series 4 (2018)
alaScore 100

206 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews of Apple Watch Series 4 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple Watch Series 4 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple Watch Series 4 review: Small tweaks make a big impact

 

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...

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

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

I have my gripes, certainly. I'd prefer the kind of battery life we get out of rival smartwatches, to say nothing of always-on displays. The Apple Watch Series 4 doesn't do everything I want it to. That said, the Series 4 does everything it sets out to...

Sep, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Apple Watch Series 4

 

The Apple Watch Series 4 delivers a category-leading smartwatch experience with more advanced apps and health features than the competition.

Large screen. Good call quality. ECG capability. Fall detection. WatchOS 5 brings numerous improvements. Stylish.

Expensive. Battery life remains unchanged. No built-in sleep tracking.

Bottom Line: The Apple Watch Series 4 delivers a category-leading smartwatch experience with more advanced apps and health features than the competition.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Apple Watch 4 review: the best gets better

 

Better screen, better health features, and better speed.

Great battery life ; Huge, beautiful screen ; Health-tracking features, not just fitness

Siri is still unreliable ; No always-on screen option ; Complication options can be confusing

Now that Apple has figured out what the Apple Watch is for, the Series 4 just makes it better.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Apple Watch Series 4 Review: This is the one

 

Has there been a learning experience for Apple quite like the Apple Watch? Back when the original model launched in 2015, there was - not unfairly - a sense that Apple itself wasn't quite sure what exactly it should do. Now, as the Apple Watch Series 4...

Mesmerizing new display ; Fast and smooth performance ; Health features could be game-changers ; Battery life hasn't suffered

Siri still falls short ; Expensive

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (phonearena.com)

Apple Watch Series 4 Review

 

The new Series 4 looks a lot like earlier Apple Watches, but it completely rearranges the components inside the watch, takes care of your health better, and best of all, this new watch is very, very fast…

Impressive, big display ; Very comfortable to wear ; Battery life exceeds expectations ; Great new watchfaces ; Feels very fast ; Calls are louder than before and easier to hear ; Very accurate heart rate tracking ; Taptic Engine is still incredible ;...

Pricey and only works with iPhones ; Siri is still not great ; Automatic workout detection is a hit and miss ; No always-on display option ; No way to see individual activity summary on the watch ; No native sleep tracking

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

Apple Watch Series 4 Review: The Best Smartwatch, Now Even Better

 

The Series 4 isn't perfect. The Apple Watch has been coasting on 18-hour battery life since it launched, which makes it less than ideal for tracking sleep, and that hasn't changed with the Series 4. And many people tell me they would love an Apple...

Big, beautiful display ; Advanced health sensors ; Faster processing power ; Useful Raise to Speak Siri

ECG app not available at launch ; Expensive

Sophisticated health sensors elevate the Apple Watch Series 4 from fun accessory to must-have device. This is the best smartwatch experience you can buy.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Apple Watch Series 4: Sports & Fitness In-Depth Review

 

This is pretty much the last round of deals on sports tech devices, including solid offerings from GoPro, Garmin, Fitbit, Suunto, Velocomp, Tacx and more! Pretty much all those brands are offering deals on their latest devices. I've consolidated them...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Cranz (gizmodo.com)

Apple Watch Series 4 Review: A Giant Leap

 

No matter how skeptical we were from the very beginning the Apple Watch is everywhere now. You see them on the wrists of all kinds of people—not just tech nerds. It is officially a thing. And as of the Series 3 last year, it was even a pretty good...

The display is actually very pretty and makes the Watch easier to use.

The display is actually very pretty and makes the Watch easier to use.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jason Cross (macworld.com)

Apple Watch Series 4 review: The biggest upgrade yet

 

Series 4 takes Apple Watch from good to great, and feels like the Watch we've been waiting for all along.

Lightning fast ; Much larger display ; New and improved health features

The price jumped up a lot

The Apple Watch takes its biggest leap forward yet, and finally feels like it delivers on the promise and potential we've seen over the last few years. We still want sleep tracking and custom watch faces, though.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Apple Watch Series 4 review: A bigger, better watchOS experience

 

A $399 starting price is a lot to ask, but Apple added a lot to this Watch.

Bigger, better screen. ; All old Watch bands fit on the Series 4. ; Good battery life. ; Faster performance. ; Fall detection has the potential to be lifesaving. ; ECG features give users more control to monitor their health on a daily basis. ;...

ECG app isn't available yet. ; WatchOS 5 drops support for Series 0 devices. ; New complications are only compatible with new watch faces. ; Still no support for third-party watch faces. ; Still no native sleep tracking. ; Siri has trouble completing...

The Apple Watch Series 4 contains the most significant improvements since the Series 2 brought onboard GPS to the smartwatch. Most notable out of all the new features are fall detection and ECG readings, as these have the potential to change people's...

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications

Design

Back material:Ceramic, Sapphire glass
Band color:Anthracite, Black / Black / Black, Grey / Gold / Grey / Grey, Pink / Pink / Stainless Steel / White
Band material:Fluoroelastomer / Nylon / Stainless Steel
Band size:One Size / S/L
Color name:Space Black / Space Gray / Space Grey
Housing color:Black / Gold / Grey / Silver / Stainless Steel
Housing material:Aluminium / Stainless Steel
Removable strap:Y
Shape:Rectangular
Splash proof:Y
Watch glass type:Ion-X glass / Sapphire
Waterproof:Y
Waterproof up to:1968.5
Wrist size range:5.12 - 7.09 / 5.12 - 7.48 / 5.12 - 7.87 / 5.51 - 8.27 / 5.71 - 8.66 / 5.91 - 7.87

Features

64-bit computing:Y
Accelerometer:Y
Altimeter:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Built-in camera:N
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Display brightness:1000
Display Resolution:324 x 394 / 368 x 448
Display Technology:LTPO
Display Type:OLED
E-mail:Y
FM radio:N
Gyroscope:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS
Operating system installed:watchOS 5
Personal goals:Y
Processor cores:2
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor model:S4
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Touchscreen:Y

Networking

3G standards:UMTS
4G standard:LTE
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
SIM card type:eSIM

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Charging base:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB port:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Auto standby:Y
Battery Life:18
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Rechargeable battery:Y
Wireless charging:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Flash memory:16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.57 / 1.73
Thickness:0.421
Weight:1.06 / 1.29 / 1.4 / 1.69
Width:1.34 / 1.5