If you’re in the market for an Apple Watch Series 4, chances are you’ve already heard about its new EKG feature and fall detection, but hopefully you won’t have to use those two features on a daily basis. What you may get more use out of regularly are its fitness features. The Apple Watch Series 4 has added better training tools for athletes, automatic workout detection and competitions to motivate you to close those activity rings. But these are mostly software features you can get on its cheaper predecessors (Series 1 and up) with the WatchOS 5 update. The cheapest 40mm Series 4 model with the aluminum frame and no LTE starts at $400, $120 more than the Series 3. (For international pricing, see our Series 4 review.) After testing out the Apple Watch Series 4 alongside the Series 3 for about three weeks now, I’ve noticed two major advantages over its predecessors when it comes to working out: screen size and battery life. Bigger, bolder, better The first thing I noticed when I took the Apple Watch Series 4 for a run was how much easier it was to read the numbers. It’s one of those things you never notice until it’s improved upon, and all of a sudden I found it easier to track my heart rate and check my pace and distance, without having to squint at the screen and risk a stumble. The Series 4 has undergone a complete redesign from the previous Apple Watch models…. [Read full story]
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