- Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE throughout its Time Flies occasion.
- Apple Watch Series 6 has the power to measure your blood oxygen ranges, has a brand new S6 processor, and is available in a wide range of new colours, together with blue and Product Red.
- Apple Watch SE begins at $279, ships with lots of the identical options because the Apple Watch Series 6, and incorporates the identical S5 processor because the Series 5.
In a standard yr, this is perhaps across the time that Apple could be inviting members of the press to Apple Park in Cupertino, California to attend the most recent showcase the place all the brand new iPhone, Apple Watch, Mac, and iPad fashions could be revealed. But with the novel coronavirus pandemic nonetheless raging within the United States, Apple has been compelled to forgo any in-person occasions and make most of its bulletins with press releases. That lastly modified on Tuesday as Apple took to the digital stage for its first large occasion since WWDC over the summer time.
Apple introduced the “Time Flies” occasion final week, and because the identify implied, Apple Watch fashions took heart stage. Not solely did the flagship Apple Watch Series 6 make its debut with a sequence of compelling new options — Apple additionally unveiled a brand new Apple Watch SE that ought to entice a brand new viewers with its cheaper price level.
Apple Watch Series 6 is available in a wide range of new colours, together with a brand new blue aluminum, traditional gold, graphite, and for the primary time, Product Red. Apple went all out to make this the “most colorful lineup ever.”
Apple Watch Series 6 is the primary Apple Watch with the power to observe blood oxygen ranges. It makes use of purple and infrared mild to detect the colour of your blood, which might decide the blood’s oxygen content material. This takes simply 15 seconds to finish, and Apple says the app that measures blood oxygen can be utilized for “fitness and wellness purposes.” The firm can also be partnering with well being networks to check coronary heart well being utilizing this new function. They even need to discover out if the function could be helpful within the detection of COVID-19 because the pandemic rages on.
As for specs, the Series 6 will get a lift with the brand new dual-core S6 processor, which is 20% quicker than the S5 that powered final yr’s Apple Watch Series 5. Apple says the S6 chip is predicated on the iPhone 11’s A13 processor, and represents the most important leap in efficiency for the Apple Watch in years.