With the new version of Apple Watch’s software, WatchOS 4 gets some changes in health and fitness features, with the newest options for heart rate monitoring. With the new software, the Watch will show resting heart rate, walking heart rate, and recovery rate, and flag abnormal spikes even when wearers aren’t working out.

But it turns out that not all users of Apple Watch will be able to take advantage of these new features. The original Apple Watch, launched in 2015, will not support some features in WatchOS 4. And, of course, there are technical reasons. All watches after 2015 have faster chips and larger batteries.

According to Apple, Series 1, Series 2 and of course Series 3 have the necessary hardware. In case you were wondering, Series 1, is not the same as that 2015 original. When Apple released the Series 2, it gave the original a slight spec bump for more processing power before re-naming it the Series 1.

However even with an original Apple Watch, watchOS 4 is a worthwhile upgrade, but to get the full heart monitoring functionality and the feature of being alerted if your heart rate spikes unexpectedly, the day has come where you’re going to have to fork over the cash for a new Apple Watch. Post from: GizBrain

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