The Apple Watch Series 4 has been awarded the ‘Displays of the Year’ by The Society for Information Display (SID). The announcement was made at the 2019 Display Industry Awards Display Week, which is an annual trade show.
The ‘Displays of the Year’ awards highlight ‘the high-quality innovative work taking place in the display industry at every level. According to the SID, the watch focuses on ‘the most significant technological advances and/or outstanding features.’
‘While retaining the original signature design, the fourth-generation Apple Watch has been refined, combining new hardware and software enhancements into a singular, unified form,’ said Wei Chen, Chair of the Display Industry Awards Committee for SID.
The Apple Watch Series 4 bagged the title as the smartphone features an OLED display that's 30 per cent larger than its predecessor and uses a new display technology called LTPO for improved efficiency, leading to improved battery life.
The Apple Watch Series 4 runs on watchOS 5 bringing advanced activity and communications features, along with health capabilities, including a new accelerometer and gyroscope, which are able to detect hard falls, and an electrical heart rate sensor that can take an electrocardiogram (ECG) using the new ECG app.
The Apple Watch Series 4 is offered in two sizes – 40mm and 44mm. The speaker is now 50 per cent louder and is optimised for phone calls, Siri and Walkie-Talkie. The smartwatch comes with a next-generation S4 chip with a custom 64-bit dual-core processor.
The 2019 display awards covered devices available for purchase during the 2018 calendar year. In 2018, both the iPhone X and iPad Pro bagged the ‘Displays of the Year’ award.
Other 2019 winners include Samsung’s modular microLED 8K display ‘The Wall’ and Sony for its Crystal LED Display System that also uses microLED technology.