Having pried open and disassembled their Series 4 watch, repair experts over at iFixit have also concluded that, once you’re inside, screen replacements are doable while battery replacements are pretty straightforward.
Not only does an enhanced Digital Crown in the new Apple Watch Series 4 provide subtle haptic feedback when turned, it now doubles as a sophisticated electrical heart sensor that can take reach electrocardiograms of your heart.
The Digital Crown on the Apple Watch is quintessentially Apple. Engineered with the traditional watch vocabulary in mind, the Digital Crown makes it easy to magnify content on such a small-screen device while enabling precise control and quick adjustments.
Crucially, the Digital Crown lets you interact with the Apple Watch software and apps without your fingers obscuring on-screen content. If you thought that Samsung, Apple’s arch rival, would respond by ripping off the Digital Crown wholesale, think again.
The South Korean company has seemingly engineered an innovative input method of its own in preparation for “the next generation Gear device.” As first reported by SamMobile, Samsung’s solution corresponds nicely with the need to navigate content without obstructing the view.
Enter a rotating, round bezel — a new way to not touch the smartwatch screen.