The Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 40mm) hasn’t been out for a month and you can already get one for $384.99 shipped, today only, originally $399.99. Improvements over the Series 5 include an S6 System in Package (SiP), a next-generation always-on altimeter, and a palette of new case finishes as well as bands. Apple’s watchOS 7 brings Family Setup, sleep tracking, automatic hand washing detection, new workout types, and the ability to curate and share watch faces, encouraging customers to be more active, stay connected, and better manage their health. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
- GPS model lets you take calls and reply to texts from your wrist
- Measure your blood oxygen with an all-new sensor and app
- Check your heart rhythm with the ECG app
- The Always-On Retina display is 2.5x brighter outdoors when your wrist is down
- S6 SiP is up to 20% faster than Series 5
What some may be most excited about is the Series 6’s oxygen saturation monitor, or SpO2, which represents the percentage of oxygen being carried by red blood cells from the lungs to the rest of the body. The 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 measure light reflected back from blood. The watch 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.
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.