Series 4 questions

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  1. squirrrl, Sep 12, 2018
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    squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    1. Do all series 4 AW (GPS and LTE) come with sapphire screens and ceramic backs?

    2. Is the Aluminum gold the same color as the Series 3 aluminum gold?

    Feel free to post and answer people's questions in this thread.


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    UPDATE:

    To answer my own question after looking at some pics on engadget's website of the new Series 4, the back of the aluminum casing says GPS.LTE. Ceramic Case. Ion X Glass.

    So it looks like the sapphire glass is still restricted to SS models.

    From pictures from the same site, it looks like the Aluminum gold is still the same coppery gold color from the S3 as well.
     
  2. jess222 macrumors 6502

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    I just want to know for sure if the old 38mm bands will fit the new 40mm, I want a new one so bad but I have like 50 bands and don't really want to start over collecting them lol
     
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  4. DocMultimedia macrumors 6502

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    Is that documented anywhere? I've seen numerous bloggers say it, but haven't seen anything straight from Apple.
     
  5. mfa81 macrumors newbie

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    it will fit for sure, apple is showing current bands compatibility as 38mm/40mm and 42mm/44mm. So they are definitely compatible also was said in the keynote they were compatible
     
  6. Momof9 macrumors member

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    They said it - that the Series 3 bands would fit the Series 4 Watches.
     
  7. mfa81 macrumors newbie

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    yes, they said on the keynote as well as apple store is showing compatibility for current 40 and 44mm bands saying they are compatible with 38 and 42 respectively
     
  8. squirrrl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  9. mfa81 macrumors newbie

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    any idea if the LTE version still has more memory or anything better than the gps only like the series 3 used to be?
     
  10. ukms macrumors regular

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    It was announced at the keynote .... if you want confirmation you can watch it :)
     
  11. Legion103 macrumors regular

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    Glad the old bands will work. Have a few I’d still like to use! :)
     
  12. jess222 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! :D
     
  13. Der Keyser macrumors regular

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    Does the S4 feature an always on heartrate monitor like competing products, or is it still that useless sample interval that makes basically most heart activity go unnoticed by?

    Fx: Just took a spinning class today without activating a activity. Since spinning moves my arms very little it didn’t really notice i had an hour at 83% heart activity. According to my watch the hour only burned 37 cal. Where in reality the figure was about 750. So the monitor is completely useless if it’s not always on.
     
  14. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Haven't seen the time to order on the 14th. Will it be at midnight PST?
     
  15. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

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    1. I wonder if there have been improvements to how often HR is measured outside of exercise, Fitbit and Garmin have been doing every 1-3 seconds 24/7 for the last several years on their devices?

    2. Has Apple removed the infrared heart rate sensor and is now just using optical / the ECG?

    3. Is the width of the devices the same and the length what has increased from 38->40 and 42->44? That makes sense if the bands still work.
     
  16. dinojr macrumors member

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    S4 has a 16GB HDD, double that of my s2
    So can I put double the music on it... I.e a 4 GB Playlist?
     
  17. squirrrl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    On the keynote it is at minute 33:10
     
  18. Deguello macrumors 6502a

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    What does it do if you activate an activity?
     
  19. Rayban macrumors 6502

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    See the attachment for another confirmation on the band compatibility. That’s from the band store page.

    Orders open starting 12:01 am PDT Friday 9/14
    3:01 Eastern time.
     

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  20. Lilydgg macrumors newbie

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    has anyone seen a side by side of the series 3 and 4 yet? I need to see what the 42 vs 44 actually looks like
     
  21. mfa81 macrumors newbie

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    should we expect to see the watches this friday at retail apple stores?
     
  22. Deguello macrumors 6502a

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    Available 9/21.
     
  23. Chacocliff macrumors 6502

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    Both GPS and Cellular models have 16 GB of storage.
     
  24. rctneil macrumors regular

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    Just a question from someone who has never had an Apple Watch before. Does the GPS only model allow you to accept phone calls? Except obviously only when connected to the phone?
     
  25. squirrrl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes... on the phone and I believe if you're connected via wifi too without your phone.
     

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