Apple has introduced the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE. Many of the rumors surrounding the Apple Watch Series 6 have been confirmed, so there was no big news about the Apple Watch at the event.
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple Watch Series 6 is an updated version of its predecessor Series 5 with many new features added. It has Apple’s new S6 chipset. Regarding the new dual-core chip included in it, Apple claims that it is 20% faster than the S5 included in the Apple Watch Series 5. It also incorporates a U1 chip whose ultra-wide band antennas enable short-range wireless location.
This feature allows you to use your Watch Series 6 as the car’s digital keys. The Watch Series 6 uses the same chassis as the Watch Series 5, but has a blue and product red aluminum finish. There are two stainless steel versions of the Watch Series 6, Graphite and Classic Yellow Gold.
The Watch Series 6 has a new heart rate sensor installed below that can also measure the amount of oxygen in the blood (SpO2). Watch OS 7 gives VO2 Max readings from the user’s movement and heartbeat data. It gives the overall level of the user’s fitness. Watch Series 6 can track user sleep. It can detect hand washing and provides data on many types of exercise.
The new and improved Always On Display mode in the Watch Series 6 is almost two and a half times brighter than before. Apple has also added a new Altimeter. The battery time of the Watch Series 6 is about 18 hours like that of the Watch Series 5, while with the support of fast charging, it gets fully charged in about an hour and a half.
Pre-orders for the Watch Series 6 have begun and delivery will begin on Friday, September 18. Prices for its Aluminum GPS Only model start at $399 (40mm size) and $429 (44mm size). The GPS and cellular versions cost $499 and $529, respectively. The stainless steel models cost more.
Apple Watch SE
Apple has also introduced a more affordable Apple Watch SE. It includes a Series 5 design, heart rate monitor and chipset, but also a Series 6 accelerometer, gyroscope and Always On Altimeter. Apple Watch SE sensors also detect a slight difference in the height of the watch, one foot. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch SE have also begun. Its delivery will also start from Friday.
The 40mm model starts at $279 and the 44mm model starts at $309. In the cellular connectivity option, the price goes up to 32 329 and 35 359. Apple will also continue to sell its Watch Series 3. The 38mm model is priced at $199 and the 42mm model is priced at $229.