Apple Watch Series 6 introduces a revolutionary new sensor that measures blood oxygen saturation, so users can track their health and wellness. It also enables them to take an ECG from the wrist and see fitness metrics on an enhanced always-on display that’s up to 2.5x brighter outdoors. And they can check the time, their schedule or a notification without raising their wrist.
Apple Watch Series 6 Release Date
Apple says it will begin shipping the Series 6 starting Friday, September 18. It will be available in 40mm and 44mm sizes. Cellular models start at $499. Prices for the new model are unchanged from last year’s Series 5. A key feature is a blood oxygen sensor, called SpO2. This measures how much oxygen your body has. It can warn you if your blood oxygen level gets too low, which is a sign of sleep apnea or other health problems.
The new Apple Watch also has a faster S6 system-in-package chip, which should improve performance. It also has an always-on altimeter, which shows your current elevation in real time. It is water resistant to 50 meters and can track swimming workouts and detect when you’ve taken a shower or bath. Other features include fall detection, a compass and an always-on display. A new health and fitness app called Fitness Plus will offer virtual workouts for a fee.
Apple Watch Series 6 Price
Apple’s current best value smartwatch is the Series 5, but if you want to go bigger then the Series 6 is worth a look. The Series 6 starts at PS379 / $399 / AU$599 for the 40mm size with aluminium case and basic bands, or you can pay more for the 44mm version with 4G connectivity.
The big upgrade is the new heart-rate monitor that includes an ECG sensor. The watch can detect a fast or irregular heartbeat, which could be helpful for those worried about health issues. The Series 6 also includes a pulse oximeter, which works by shining LEDs onto the wrist and measuring how much oxygen is present in the blood.
|Official price in BD||৳45,999|
|Unofficial price BD||N/A|
|Price in the USA||$|
|Price in Europe (Global)||€|
|Price in India||₹31000|
The other upgrades include a brighter always-on display, faster S6 chip, and a wider choice of bands. Apple has added a stretchable silicone band that doesn’t need a clasp, as well as a braided Solo loop and a leather link strap in nine lengths.
Apple Watch Series 6 Full Specification
Apple Watch Series 6 comes with a 1.78-inch Retina LTPO OLED display. The new screen is 20 percent larger than that of the Apple Watch Series 5. The company has also tweaked watch OS to take advantage of the increased size. Apps open a little more quickly, and buttons are easier to tap.
The Series 6 adds several medical features, including a new blood oxygen sensor that can measure how well your blood is absorbing oxygen. It can also detect atrial fibrillation and warn you if it detects irregular heartbeats. Other new features include a handwashing app that guides users to wash their hands for up to 20 seconds, and hearing protection that can warn you if you’re listening to music too loud.
|Announced||2020, September 15|
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Call & Notification|
|Call ID Display|
|Type and Capacity||Li-Ion 303.8 mAh (1.17 Wh), non-removable|
|Using time:||Wireless charging|
|Dimensions||44 x 38 x 10.4 mm|
|Build||Glass front (Sapphire crystal), ceramic/sapphire crystal back, stainless steel frame|
|Water Resistance||Water-resistant up to 50 meters|
|Resolution||448 x 368 pixels (~326 ppi density)|
|Type||Retina LTPO OLED|
|Protection||Sapphire crystal glass|
|Operating System||watchOS 7.0|
|Compatible OS||Android and iOS|
|App Name||ECG app|
|Graphics processing unit||PowerVR|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer, always-on altimeter, compass, SpO2, VO2max
Natural language commands and dictation (talking mode)
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
|Auto Light-up Screen|
|Customized Watch Face|
|Camera remote control|
|Warranty||1-year service warranty|
|Colors Available||Silver, Graphite (DLC), Gold (PVD)|
It’s also got a more durable design, with crack-resistant front crystal and water resistance up to 50 meters. It’s powered by a 64-bit dual-core Apple S6 chip with an updated faster architecture. It also has an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, barometer, heart rate (2nd generation), ECG, incidental fall detection and international emergency calling.
Apple Watch Series 6 Design
Apple Watch Series 6 expands its health capabilities, with a new pulse oxygen sensor that measures how well your blood is delivering oxygen to the rest of your body. It uses LED lights to detect blood flow and can provide a snapshot of your vascular health over time, though it will need you to be sitting still for a few seconds with a good Watch fit to work properly.
The Series 6 also adds a second-generation always-on altimeter, a faster S6 system-in-package that’s 20% faster than the previous model, and some other improvements. It’s available in two sizes and finishes, with GPS or GPS + LTE connectivity. And Watch OS 7 introduces Family Setup, programmable action buttons, sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, and more to encourage users to be active, stay connected, and better manage their health. However, the most significant upgrade is a new sensor that detects COVID-19 infections and could potentially save lives. That alone makes the Series 6 worth considering for anyone with an older Apple Watch.