The Apple Watch Series 6, is here, and it’s the first model to come equipped with a revolutionary Blood Oxygen feature as well as a faster S6 System in Package (SiP), a next-generation always-on altimeter, and a palette of new case finishes / bands. Apple’s watchOS 7 also features Family Setup, sleep tracking, automatic hand washing detection, new workout types, and the ability to curate / share watch faces, stay connected, and manage your health in better ways. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Apple’s new Blood Oxygen sensor uses four clusters of green, red, and infrared LEDs, along with the four photodiodes on the back crystal of Apple Watch, to detect light reflected back from blood. It then uses an advanced custom algorithm built into the Blood Oxygen app, which is designed to measure blood oxygen between 70 percent and 100 percent, to track trends over time to see how your blood oxygen level changes. Other features include a new dual-core processor based on A13 Bionic in iPhone 11, which runs up to 20 percent faster, enabling apps to also launch 20 percent faster, while maintaining the same all-day 18-hour battery life. Available September 18th, priced from $399.
Apple Watch Series 6 completely redefines what a watch can do. With powerful new features, including a Blood Oxygen sensor and app,1 Apple Watch becomes even more indispensable by providing further insight into overall well-being,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.