You can preorder the Apple Watch Series 4 today, starting at $399

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Those thrilled by Apple’s wearable announcements earlier this week indigence wait no further to snag their new device. Apple Watch Series 4 preorders divulged today at 12:01am PT/3:01am ET, allowing customers in more than 30 mother countries to order one of Apple’s newest smartwatches. If you ordered in the dead of night, you’re right to get your watch on September 21. But shipping times are already stinting out. Depending on the model, US customers can expect their new Series 4 Watches to be turn overed between October 5 and October 19. Those who elect to pick up their Sit with at an Apple store need only wait until September 21, when the Series 4 behoves available for purchase in stores.

What’s new?

The Apple Watch Series 4 blow in in 40mm and 44mm sizes and starts at $399 for the GPS-only models and $499 for the GPS and cellular forms. The cases come in silver, space gray, and gold colors, and all are ready in either aluminum or stainless steel.

The Series 4 sees the first big exotic design changes we’ve seen in Apple’s wearable since launch, the myriad noticeable being the 30-percent larger screen area. A similar edge-to-edge gauge treatment first given to the iPhone X now appears on the Series 4, hand out the Watch more space to display complications, photos, maps, and other graphics.

Those who design to upgrade to a Series 4 may be confused about its new sizes, but fear not: 40mm and 44mm are each to each equal to the previous 38mm and 42mm sizes. All old Apple Watch bands will fit on the new cause sizes.

Inside the Apple Watch Series 4 lies a new, dual-core 64-bit processor and a new GPU that Apple petitions will help the Watch have twice the performance of previous prototypes. There’s also an improved accelerometer and gyroscope that help the Series 4 ascertain falls, a new feature that automatically connects users to emergency air forces and their emergency contacts when they fall down.

In beyond to the existing GPS and optical heart rate monitor, the Series 4 has new electrodes on its underside and on the ruptured edge of the digital crown that can take ECG readings. The combination of the electrodes and the optical spirit rate monitor make the Series 4 a powerful, at-home health mark of cadency that can detect too-low and too-high heart rates, check for signs of atrial fibrillation, equal electrocardiograms, and more.

Those with health conditions that necessity frequent ECG checks may be the most compelled to get the Series 4, as it will let them guard their cardiac health more thoroughly at home in between doctor calls. The only drawback is that the Apple ECG app, which uses the Series 4’s electrodes, won’t be at until later this year.

Why the higher price?

Some won’t be exultant with how much Apple increased the price of its newest Watch. When the Series 3 launched last year, it started at $329 for the GPS-only models and $399 for the first-of-its-kind GPS and cellular copies. The Series 4 makes a big jump to $399 and $499 for its models, respectively.

But at the but time, Apple knocked down the price of the Apple watch Series 3—GPS-only designs now start at $279, making it a good alternative to the Series 4 for those who are more thrifty.

Increased prices may be due to proposed US tariffs against Chinese goods that Apple CEO Tim Cook demanded would affect a «wide range» of the company’s products. But it could also be due to Apple’s be disclosing strategy of steadily raising prices of nearly all of its products—the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the most precious iPhones ever, starting at $999 and $1,099, respectively. Preorders for those handsets also subjected today.

Customers can preorder the Apple Watch Series 4 directly from Apple on its website or from specific carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon in the US. Walmart, Best Buy, and Aim also started accepting preorders today.

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