Following the release of iOS 12.1.1 yesterday, Apple will be releasing watchOS 5.1.2 for the Apple Watch later today. The update will enable ECG functionality on the Apple Watch Series 4 which was heavily publicized by Apple during the unveiling of the wearable.
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Apple Watch Series 4 Likely Getting watchOS 5.1.2 Update with ECG App Later Today [Update: Confirmed by Apple]
IDC predicts that the global wearable shipments reached 32 million units in Q3, 2018, up by a staggering 21.7 percent from last year. The growth was fueled by heavy demand in Asia Pacific countries which made up for more than half of the total shipments. Xiaomi was the market leader in the wearable market thanks to its relatively cheap fitness tracker, the Mi Band 3.
Apple is currently in the process of beta testing watchOS 5.1.2, the next update to the smartwatch lineup.
There’s no denying the fact that the Apple Watch is the best wearable in the market right now. And it is also equally expensive which is why Black Friday is the best time to pick the wearable up as many retailers are offering some good discounts on it.
Following reports of watchOS 5.1 bricking certain Apple Watch units, Apple has gone ahead and pulled the update. Many Apple Watch owners reported that their Apple Watch ended up getting bricked while trying to install the watchOS 5.1 update.
Apple on Tuesday officially released the latest update for its Apple Watch lineup, but it looks like the software is causing some headaches.
When Apple first unveiled the Apple Watch Series 4, many non-U.S. customers were bummed to know that the wearable’s ECG feature would not work outside of the United States. Apple on its part made it clear that the ECG feature would roll out to more countries as and when it receives clearance from FDA-like authority in various countries.
Expensive Apple Watches aren’t a new thing by any means. After all, Apple launched its own variant that cost upwards of $10,000 for whatever reason.
Apple and its DST woes continue. Every time a Daylight Saving Time (DST) switch happens or is about to happen, iOS or Mac devices end up crashing due to some underlying bug. This time around, the same story is being repeated with the Apple Watch Series 4.
With the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple has debuted its new dual-core S4 chip which it claims provides up to 50 percent performance improvements when compared to the S3 chip inside the Apple Watch Series 3. Unlike iPhones, Apple Watch are slow as they are far more limited in terms of thermal and power consumption.