Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: Do you need it?

Early Apple Watch Series 4 reviews seem to agree that the device is different from last year. Early reviews seem to agree that Apple Watch Series 4 is one of the best, if not flat-out the best smartwatch in the world right this minute. The element that doesn’t seem to have been agreed upon by all early reviewers is this: Should you buy?

The new Apple Watch has a larger display than the previous model. Gen 3 had either a 740 or 563 sq mm display, while Gen 4’s models are 977 or 759 sq mm. As it is with most devices, you’ll only really notice the difference if you’ve experienced both. The new watch’s display size alone doesn’t necessarily provide a lot more functionality – it’s the new norm.

“Off your wrist, those changes are hardly noticeable,” said Scott Rosenfield on Wired. “The watch still looks like a watch. But in practice, the larger screen feels as significant as going from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 6.”

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