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Apple Watch Series 4 (2018)

Apple Watch Series 4 (2018)
alaScore 100

358 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 reviews of Apple Watch Series 4 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple Watch Series 4 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (

Apple Watch 4 review: Now with ECG in the UK | Trusted Reviews


Apple Watch 4 is here. Here's our review, along with pricing, key features and a look a what's new with the updated design and ECG.

Feels great to wear ; Screen is gorgeous ; Huge amount of strap options ; Fantastic array of fitness and health features ; It motivates you so well to be active

It won’t last multiple days without needing a charge ; Still won’t track sleep natively ; No always-on display is irritating

The Apple Watch 4 is the best smartwatch I have ever used with a seriously rich feature list

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (

Apple Watch Series 4 review: the best smartwatch takes a leap forward


The Watch Series 4's bigger screen, thinner body, and class-leading health features make it a truly next-gen smartwatch

Big, bright screen ; Good battery life ; Impressive health features ; Better fit in thinner body

Running data still behind Garmin ; New flush side button is harder to press

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Apple Watch Series 4 review: The smartwatch king is bigger and better than ever


With a bigger screen dominating its design, the Apple S4 watch upgrades software, processing power, well-being via heart-monitoring and more

Bigger and more immersive screen looks superb ; Same strap size despite new design ; Will last you through a day

Some WatchOS 5 nitpicks ; No battery improvement

With a bigger and more immersive screen than before, the fourth-gen Apple Watch is a step beyond its predecessor. A thinner design and other design tweaks, plus updated software, makes for a more rounded experience too.

Mar, 2019

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Apple Watch Series 4 review


Apple Watch Series 4 is the best reason yet to buy a smartwatch

Sleek redesign ; Huge, gorgeous screen ; Novel health features

Significantly more expensive than Series 3 ; No always-on display option

The Apple Watch Series 4 does so much more and so much better than other wearables that it's a no-brainer if you're after a Smartwatch

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

Apple Watch 4 review


One of the best smartwatches just got better

Larger display ; Lightweight design ; Louder speaker

Still on the pricey side ; Battery life needs to be more than two days

Apple clearly believes smartwatches are here to stay - the Watch 4 utterly proves that. The design alone is a big upgrade, with the screen offering far more visibility, and while the health benefits are only going to help a subset of users, they're...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : James Peckham (

Garmin Vivofit 4 review


A year-long battery, but you still get a screen

Incredible battery life ; A color screen ; Low price

No GPS or heart rate ; Lacks phone notifications ; Sometimes difficult interface

The Garmin Vivofit 4 introduces a color screen to the range, improves the design and comfort as well as offering unbeaten battery life. This won't suit those looking for lots and lots of fitness tracking features, but for the basics the Vivofit 4 is a...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Apple Watch Series 4 review: Bigger, faster and even more health-conscious


The Apple Watch adds an ECG app and refines everything else.

The Apple Watch Series 4 offers a larger, crisp display that shows more with less bezel, super fast speed and a louder speaker. It adds high and low heart-rate detection, fall detection with SOS trigger and an FDA-cleared ECG app for more detailed...

Starting prices are higher than last year. Battery life still won't last past two days. Watch face options are still very limited in choice and function. It only works with iPhones.

The Apple Watch Series 4 is the fastest, most connected and best overall smartwatch around, but its battery life and watch face options often fall short of the competition.

Dec, 2018

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Apple Watch 4 vs Apple Watch 3: Which one should you buy?


We compare the design, features and specs of the Apple Watch 4 and Apple Watch 3

The Apple Watch 4 definitely has plenty of appeal, not least the sleeker design and larger display, but thanks to the fact that its main feature won't be ready outside the US at launch, we're not ready to outright recommend it just yet.

Sep, 2018

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Apple Watch Series 4: Apple announces Watch Series 4 with fall detection and ECG functionality


Watch OS 5 adds customisable watch faces and modular widgets, among other new features

The Apple Watch Series 3 is still available and has had a £50 price cut to £279 for the 38mm non-cellular version and £309 for the 40mm non-cellular model.

Sep, 2018

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Apple Watch Series 4: All-new FDA-approved Apple Watch 4 with fall detection unveiled


Back for a fourth edition, the new Apple Watch features ECG heart-rate tracking and a chip that is two times faster

The pricing of the Series 4 will also see a price drop for the Series 3 – now starting at £279 from today. As for the new version, the Apple Watch Series 4 will be available for preorder on Friday 14 September, and go on sale a week later on the 21st.

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications


Back material:Ceramic, Sapphire glass / Ceramic,Sapphire glass
Band colour:Anthracite, Black / Anthracite,Black / Black / Black, grey / Black,Grey / Gold / Grey / Grey, Pink / Grey,Pink / Pink / Stainless steel / White
Band colour name:Pink Sand / Pure Platinum/Black / Seashell / SPACE Black / Stone / Summit White
Band material:Fluoroelastomer / Nylon / Stainless steel
Band size:One Size / S/L
Colour name:SPACE Black / Space Gray / Space Grey
Housing colour:Black / Gold / Grey / Silver / Stainless steel
Housing material:Aluminium / Stainless steel
Removable strap:Y
Splash proof:Y
Watch glass type:Ion-X glass / Sapphire
Waterproof up to:50
Wrist size range:130 - 180 / 130 - 190 / 130 - 200 / 140 - 210 / 145 - 220 / 150 - 200


64-bit computing:Y
Activity tracker:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Built-in Camera:N
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Display brightness:1000
Display Resolution:324 x 394 / 368 x 448
Display Technology:LTPO
Display Type:OLED
FM radio:N
Heart rate monitor:Y
Heart rate sensor type:Electrical, Optical / Electrical,Optical
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS
Operating system installed:watchOS 5
Personal goals:Y
Processor Cores:2
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor Model:S4
Rounded display corners:Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Virtual assistant:Apple Siri
Wireless chipset:W3


3G standards:UMTS
4G standard:LTE
Cellular:N / Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
SIM card type:eSIM

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Charging base:Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth version:5.0
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
USB port:N
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n


Auto standby:Y
Battery Life:18
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Rechargeable battery:Y
Wireless Charging:Y


Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Flash memory:16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:40 / 44
Weight:30.1 / 36.7 / 39.8 / 47.9
Width:34 / 38