Apple releases videos that show you how to use certain features on the Apple Watch Series 4



Apple released a number of videos today to show you how to use certain features on the Apple Watch Series 4. This happens to coincide with the launch today of the latest version of Apple's popular smartwatch. The videos will show you how to measure your heart rate using the timepiece, start an activity challenge, make a call, start a workout and summon help using Emergency SOS.

So let's say you have a sibling, a college buddy or a friend that you're very competitive with. If both of you own an Apple Watch Series 4, you can challenge each other to a seven-day head-to-head competition thanks to the new Activity Competition feature for the latest version of Apple's popular smartwatch. According to the video (found on top of this article), the first step is to open the Activity app. Swipe left and choose your opponent. After that is done, scroll down and clicking on "compete."

One of the most important features on the Apple Watch Series 4 is the heart rate monitor. On older versions of the device, the heart rate monitor has literally saved users' lives. To measure your heart rate on the timepiece, open the Heart Rate app. Keep still and scroll down to see your resting heart rate. Scrolling down will reveal your walking heart rate. A reading that is too high can indicate a health issue.

Want to make a call on your Apple Watch Series 4? Raise your wrist to activate Siri. Ask Siri to call a name from your contacts list. If you need to adjust the volume, turn the Digital Crown. And surely you know that the Apple Watch can track your workouts. To do this, open the Workout app, tap on the triple dot menu to set a goal, or tap on the activity itself to start your workout right away. Swipe right to end the workout, and scroll down for a summary including calories burned, average heart rate during the workout, and more.

The last video shows you how to summon help with the Emergency SOS feature on the Apple Watch. Try to memorize the brief instructions because you never know when this might come in handy and save your life. Press and hold the side button. Slide the "phone button" to make an emergency call. And that is all you need to do.

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18 Comments

1. apple-rulz

Posts: 2046; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Mine is delayed until next week or the week after, freaking AT&T! :(

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30973; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Love it! Love it! Love it!

7. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Will you be getting one darkk? I have a series 3 Nike 42mm. It’s tempting to get a 44mm to replace it, but so far I’m undecided. The bigger screen is nice, though I’m not unhappy with my current screen size. It’s very handy for taking calls while driving, and getting notifications without having to pull my phone out to see if it’s something important. It’s pushed me to exercise and be active more.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30973; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Absolutely getting one. I’m heading to the Apple Store tomorrow. If they have none in stock, I’m ordering one.

9. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Nice. Hope you have success getting one. I have a feeling pre-orders did real well. It’s a solid upgrade. And I’ve not found anything to back up cmdacos claim that fall detection is inconsistent. Seems to be a trolling comment

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30973; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think it’s a slam dunk to be honest. The ECG and Fall detection are very innovative, job well done.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30973; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just reserved it thru the Apple Store, and will be picking it up between 10-10:30am. I’m On my way now to get it.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4120; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Reviews are starting to come out stating the fall detection is far too inconsistent to be anything of value. Hopefully it's fixed in the future.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30973; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It’s a great watch though man, I really like it.

5. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Proof? I’ve not seen anything yet, most reviews aren’t even out yet from credible sites.

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

What are you talking about? Most sites already posting reviews since 2 days ago. However, most reviews didn't even trying to trigger this feature, many of them also didn't mention that this feature is of by default if you're under 65.

6. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Interesting how I’ve not found any articles that back up ur claim yet. Seems a false claim to me.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"I’ve tried to trigger it without hurting myself and I haven’t been able to"https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/19/17875882/new-apple-watch-series-4-review-ekg-bands-screen-price "when I tried several times to simulate a fall – albeit with a soft mattress positioned below me – the Fall Detection wasn’t triggered once."http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/smartwatches/1407798/apple-watch-series-4-review

13. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Simulating a fall and actually falling suddenly and unprepared, you respond differently. Your gonna fall harder and your arms are gonna move differently and quicker as a natural reaction. So I imagine it can tell the difference.

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2149; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Got my 44mm and Max 512. Stores were absolutely packed! Waited in for 30 mins just for my online preorder. Line to get a device without preorder was 50-60 mins. Apple is doing quite well with sales

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30973; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Congrats on your purchase Cree...enjoy. That gold max is calling my name, I can’t lie.

16. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i got it delivered at 12pm in australia. the watch is really nice.

17. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Wow, thats the craziest combo ever, enjoy

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