The Best Wearable Tech In 2018 The all-new Apple Watch is amazing, and it stole the show at the Apple iPhone event last week. The fourth generation smartwatch looks very much sleeker than its predecessors the apple watch 3. Apple managed to increase the display by more than 30% and has slightly reduced the thickness of the actual watch. This is amazing Also, Apple Watch Series 4, that launched in stores this week, does not only bring a significant look and design makeover. It also packs so many new health features that are unseen on any competing wearable device. This is including an all-new ECG monitor that is just one touch away and works like a charm. Apple Watch 4 is now out, and it looks great. The reviews are out, and they are all packed with praise for Apple new Apple Watch Series 4. TechCrunch Brian Heater\u00a0for\u00a0TechCrunch: If you\u2019ve used an earlier version with any regularity, on the other other\u00a0 hand, the increase in surface area is pretty readily apparent, especially when an email notification comes through. It also means app developers can jam in more detail and the Watch\u2019s faces can feature additional complications (a descriptor I suspect makes Apple designers die inside a bit every time they have to utter it). The Verge By\u00a0Dieter Bohn: he greatest Apple product comeback story of the past few years has, without a doubt, been the Apple Watch. Launched with\u00a0great fanfare four years ago, the initial version\u00a0tried to do way too much with way too little, and it had confusing software to boot. Worst of all, it was unclear what the original Apple Watch was even\u00a0for. No single thing stood out. The full review is available\u00a0at this link. Wired Beth Holzer\u00a0for\u00a0Wired: Apple advised me against trying to trick the watch into thinking I\u2019d fallen, but I couldn\u2019t resist. I tried to trigger a false warning by tripping onto a yoga mat, jumping on the bed, and flailing around while attempting to powerlift. No dice. BuzzFeed Charlie Warzel\u00a0for\u00a0BuzzFeed: I\u2019m not an Apple Watch devotee \u2014 after a harrowing experience getting lost in the Alps a year ago, I purchased a hulking Garmin multi-sport smartwatch with GPS to ensure I\u2019ll never find myself cold and afraid on the side of a mountain ever again. A long weekend with the Series 4 didn\u2019t convert me from my current monstrosity, which has 12 days of battery life, topographic maps of every inch of the US, and turn-by-turn directions. But the new Apple device\u2019s sleek, compact design and hyper-high-resolution screen did make me feel pangs of shame for the rugged absolute unit of a Garmin that normally rests atop my wrist. USA Today Ed Baig\u00a0for\u00a0USA Today: Aside from the new health features, one reason I\u2019m seriously thinking about an upgrade\u00a0comes with an edge-to-edge display that provides more than 30 percent extra screen real estate, whether you opt for the bigger 44mm case or the 40mm version. On a modest size screen, 30 percent is a lot, and the payoff for consumers comes with larger text and bigger buttons (again, a potential boon for older people). The new watch feels zippier, too; there\u2019s an updated processor. The speaker is considerably louder, as well, a benefit when you\u2019re listening to Siri or communicating via the\u00a0new\u00a0Walkie-Talkie app that arrived with watchOS 5. The Walkie-Talkie app \u2013 each person presses an onscreen button on their respective watch screens to talk \u2013 might come in handy when it is better to convey something by voice rather than text. The New York Times Brian Chen\u00a0for\u00a0The New York Times: new Apple Watch is perhaps one of the most significant developments in wearable gadgets in years. People with heart problems can easily use the EKG app to take electrocardiograms whenever they sense something abnormal, without the rigmarole I went through. And the data can be shared immediately with their doctor, which could open a conversation about next steps, like going in for a visit or modifying treatment. The Sydney Morning Herald Peter Wells\u00a0for\u00a0The Sydney Morning Herald: Eleven years after the release of the iPhone, Apple\u2019s most important product offers only incremental improvements with each new update. This seems to disappoint pundits, who demand giant leaps in technology with every release. But those wanting year over year drastic improvement\u00a0need only look at the Apple Watch, which shows no signs of slowing down. CNBC Todd Haselton\u00a0for\u00a0CNBC: The battery life is good, too. Apple advertises 18 hours of use. I took the Apple Watch Series 4 off of the charger on Friday morning. I drove to the beach that evening and realized I\u2019d forgotten my charger. I turned it off Saturday night and still had 16 percent left on Sunday at 3 p.m. I\u2019d worn the Apple Watch all day each day, and even used it to track workouts and make sure I closed all of my rings. That\u2019s good enough for me. iMore Rene Ritchie\u00a0for\u00a0iMore: Now, sure, phones save lives. Tablets. PCs. Helicopters. Ultrasounds. A lot of technology, old and new, medical and general saves live. Absolutely. But Apple Watch is uniquely positioned, literally, to do so in dedicated and persistent ways. And, with Series 4, Apple isn\u2019t just doubling down \u2014 it\u2019s tripling up, improving connectivity, activity, and longevity. The Independent David Phelan\u00a0for\u00a0The Independent: There are also advanced visual effects. Since the first Watch with its high-quality animations of jellyfish and flowers, through the additions of Mickey Mouse and Toy Story characters, Apple has made the most of the bright, sharp look to the face. Every previous Watch face is still available, but now there are items like Liquid Metal, which looks like rippling pools of silver or bronze, for instance.