Just as Samsung, Google and the Wear OS gang look like they’re catching up to Apple – it goes and streaks ahead. The truth is that the Apple Watch Series 4 is in a different league right now, and balances style, features and specs to make an excellent smartwatch. Battery life is still just OK, and is the key reason to look elsewhere – as is the price which has crept up since the Series 3. The ease and availability of cellular, the accuracy and usefulness of its heart rate monitor and the breadth of its fitness ecosystem – these are the areas that have left rivals in its dust. Add Apple Pay, SOS, fall detection, the heart rate alerts – it’s incredible to think that the Apple Watch Series 4 will, undoubtedly, save at least one person’s life. And who else can say that right now?
The Apple Watch keeps steaming on, and while its rivals try to make sense of the smartwatch form-factor, the Series 4 arrives with the market wrapped around its little finger.
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