RANK #26

Apple Watch 4

"The Apple Watch Series 4 delivers a category-leading smartwatch experience with more advanced apps and health features than the competition."
As posted by pcmag.com

Pros

  • Big, beautiful display
  • Advanced health sensors
  • Great design and build quality
  • Good call quality

Cons

  • No always-on screen option
  • Short battery life

Product Details

Date First Available:
January 14, 2019

Overall Rating

84.4%
The overall rating was calculated based on 19836 customer and expert reviews from 49 review sites and 15 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Smartwatches:
  • 96.6%
    Design
  • 97.7%
    Comfort
  • 86.4%
    Fitness tracking
  • 88.6%
    Display
  • 84.4%
    Controls
  • 84.4%
    Connectivity
  • 82.6%
    Sleep Tracking
  • 91.0%
    Battery Life

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
30
Good
11
Fair
0
Poor
1
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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Expert Reviews

Apple's fourth-generation smartwatch is still an impressive wearable, even if it's not the latest Apple Watch.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Larger display
  • Lightweight design
  • Louder speaker

Cons

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

The Apple Watch is bigger-screened, faster, and makes some key health upgrades.

Read more on cnet.com

Pros

  • Great battery life
  • Huge, beautiful screen
  • Health-tracking features, not just fitness

Cons

  • Siri is still unreliable
  • No always-on screen option
  • Complication options can be confusing

Sophisticated health sensors elevate the Apple Watch Series 4 from fun accessory to must-have device.

Read more on tomsguide.com

Pros

  • Big, beautiful display
  • Advanced health sensors
  • Faster processing power
  • Useful Raise to Speak Siri

Cons

  • Expensive

Apple already ruled the smartwatch market with the Apple Watch Series 3, but the Series 4 elevates it to new levels with more screen, a sleeker design, and a world-first electrocardiogram app that lets you keep tabs on your ticker.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • Great design and build quality
  • Excellent, user-friendly software
  • Comprehensive, motivational health and fitness features
  • Can replace your phone for a short time
  • Plenty of colors, straps, and third-party accessories

Cons

  • Short battery life

The Apple Watch Series 4 delivers a category-leading smartwatch experience with more advanced apps and health features than the competition.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Large screen.
  • Good call quality.
  • ECG capability.
  • Fall detection.
  • WatchOS 5 brings numerous improvements.
  • Stylish.

Cons

  • Expensive.
  • Battery life remains unchanged.
  • No built-in sleep tracking.

The bigger screen and beefed-up sensors bring the Apple Watch to the next level.

Read more on wired.com

If you’re on the market for the best smartwatch that’s powerful and still affordable, you wouldn’t immediately think of Apple, but their Apple Watch Series 4 easily fits the bill. The Series 4 is designed to improve upon the previous model (why fix what isn’t broken?) while still adding additional features. Compare this smartwatch with our COOKOO connected watch for iPhone review to be sure you’re making the right choice. Sale Apple Watch Series 4 Review Check Price Why We Like It – Apple Watch Series 4 Review The Apple Watch Series 4 is equipped with all kinds of health and fitness capabilities, among other apps, that make it an excellent companion for any iPhone user. And if you’re a pilot, you will probably be interested in this Garmin D2 pilot watch review. Pros Access to tons of apps Large display Sharp-looking design Cons Battery life is so-so Few physical buttons Performance It isn’t surprising that the Apple Watch Series 4 performs well in just about everything it does. All the oodles of features respond incredibly fast to your touch, even little functions like a walkie talkie between Apple Watches. Far more functionality than the Letscom Fitness Tracker. The biggest boost in performance from previous models is the Series 4 propensity for health features among its other watch apps, not just simple health apps. Things like fall detection—EMS can be alerted—and a heart rate sensor, but lacks any sleep tracking. You can get a read on optical heart rate by placing one finger on the bottom and the digital crown. You can get two days of battery life on a good day. However, every day normal use feels like 18 hours. The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is packing a 3 day+ battery. Design Aesthetically speaking, the Apple Watch Series 4 is such a snazzy looking device with rounded corners—especially with the option to swap out various straps for a bit of personality. Arguably better looking than the Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch. However, there’s only two available controls on the right-hand side. It relies a lot more on touchscreen functionality, so to balance it out, the Series 4 has a much larger screen than previous Apple Watches—near no-bezel watch faces. In fact, there’s several different models with bigger screens. Its design even lends to pretty solid water-resistance up to 180 feet deep. Value There’s a lot of functionality crammed into the Apple Watch Series 4, from apps to health features like the ECG app. The watch is capable of being a GPS, has a retina display, swimproof, optical heart sensor, stores choice media, emergency SOS, even elevation. With all that housed in an aluminum shell, or stainless steel case, and you’ve got yourself a product with excellent value. To sweeten the deal, the Apple Watch Series 4 isn’t as expensive anymore as it was when it was released. Sure, the new watch, the Series 5, is technically better (finally adds an always-on display) but if you’re looking for similar functionality and want to save some money, the Series 4 is worth it. Apple Watch Series 4 Review Wrap Up The Apple Watch Series 4 is a fast-acting smart watch with a rich chest of apps to mess around with, some useful, others benefiting health. And it looks good doing it. Sure, the watch only has two functioning controls and the battery life is only so-so, but its large touchscreen reacts near-instantly to touch and the battery lives long enough for the day’s errands. Performance9.4Design9.7Value9.5Reader Rating2 Votes5 9.5Expert RatingBottom Line

Read more on gadgetreview.com

Pros

  • Access to tons of apps
  • Large display
  • Sharp-looking design

Cons

As of September 2019, the Apple Watch Series 4 is Discontinued For those iPhone users out there who want the best smartwatch that you can get, the Apple Watch Series 4 is basically the best you can get. This smart timepiece is incredibly convenient and easy to use, perfectly integrating with your existing Apple ecosystem and offering an extremely intuitive user interface. This watch boasts an impressive set of health and fitness tracking capabilities, including the ability to detect if you are entering atrial fibrillation — recently approved by the FDA. It has got a fantastic display and is one of the best smartwatches we have seen to date. However, we do wish that the battery just lasted for a little bit longer and, like all Apple products, expect to pay a premium for all this performance packed in a sleek and stylish package.

Read more on techgearlab.com

Apple's latest wearable improves exactly where customers wanted to see improvements; larger viewable area, longer battery life, and enhanced health and fitness functionality. It's a marvel of technology, but Samsung does it better for less.

Read more on zdnet.com

Pros

  • Expanded viewable area
  • Light weight
  • Solid battery life
  • Gorgeous display with stunning animations for watch faces

Cons

  • No advanced sleep tracking
  • No always-on display option
  • No support for third party watch faces
  • Swipe to switch watch faces is annoying

Fully featured, beautifully designed, the Apple Watch is the best wearable money can buy.

Read more on makeuseof.com

The Apple Watch 4 brings some significant upgrades over the Series 3. For one, we have a slimmer casing, slightly bigger screen size and improved pixel count, offering much better screen visibility. While some things are missing, such as the no always-on display, however (this came for the first time in the Series 5) the Apple Watch 4 is still a relatively amazing smartwatch compared to what else is on the market right now. Even over two years after release. BUT we'd opt for the newer Series 5 or SE, instead.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

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

Cons

  • No always-on display
  • Running data still behind Garmin
  • New flush side button is harder to press

The Apple Watch 4 brings some significant upgrades over the Series 3. For one, we have a slimmer casing, slightly bigger screen size and improved pixel count, offering much better screen visibility. While some things are missing, such as the no always-on display, however (this came for the first time in the Series 5) the Apple Watch 4 is still a relatively amazing smartwatch compared to what else is on the market right now. Even over two years after release. BUT we'd opt for the newer Series 5 or SE, instead.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

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

Cons

  • No always-on display
  • Running data still behind Garmin
  • New flush side button is harder to press

There are a number of options out there, but which is the best Apple Watch for you?

Read more on t3.com

Mashable Score4.5 Cool Factor4 Learning Curve5 Performance5 Bang for the Buck4

Read more on mashable.com

Pros

  • Increasingly advanced health and fitness tracking
  • Excellent battery life
  • Bigger, higher resolution displays
  • Satisfying haptic feedback in Digital Crown
  • Super fast and smooth performance
  • Walkie Talkie app is awesome
  • Compatible with all old Apple Watch bands

Cons

  • Lacks sleep tracking, commonplace in other wearables
  • Super pricey
  • Still no always on clock

Two months after our review of the Apple Watch Series 4 was published, we asked our readers to leave their critique of the device on its product page in our buyer's guide.

Read more on engadget.com

No matter how skeptical we were from the very beginning the Apple Watch is everywhere now. You see them on the wrists of all kinds of people—not just tech nerds. It is officially a thing. And as of the Series 3 last year, it was even a pretty good thing that you could buy without feeling annoyed to hell by…

Read more on gizmodo.com

Pros

  • The display is actually very pretty and makes the Watch easier to use

Cons

Apple Watch Series 4 review: The Apple Watch is clearly the best smartwatch in the world at the moment and it is getting better with the Series 4, the new S4 processor and is much faster than the earlier version

Read more on indianexpress.com

With a slimmer build, larger screen, and even more health and fitness features, the versatile Apple Watch Series 4 impresses throughout. We found it to be a big improvement over previous generations and the best all-around smartwatch today.

Read more on lifewire.com

Pros

  • Smart, useful fitness capabilities
  • Improved battery life
  • Slimmer, more comfortable build
  • Versatile feature set
  • Larger, detailed screen

Cons

  • No third party faces
  • Still very expensive

Apple has launched the all-new version of the world's best-selling smartwatch. The new Apple Watch Series 4 gets a complete redesign with a larger display, thinner body and the ability to undertake a ECG assessment via the new Digital Crown among the headlining features.

Read more on notebookcheck.net

An eagle-eyed Redditor has spotted listings for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Buds 2 and Galaxy Watch 4 ahead of their | Trusted Reviews

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