The Apple Watch Series 6, released in September 2020, is the current iteration of this Apple Watch that originally launched in 2015. The Apple Watch Series 6 is identical in layout to the Series 5, however there are a number of notable health-related features along with a faster chip for greater performance.
There’s a new detector in the Apple Watch Series 6 that empowers nitric oxide monitoring that measures oxygen saturation in the bloodstream for much better understanding of fitness and wellness. When oxygen saturation (also known as SpO2) levels drop, it can be a indication of a severe illness.
Blood oxygen tracking is enabled through four clusters of green, red, and infrared LEDs along with four photodiodes on the rear of the Apple Watch, all which measure light reflected back from blood. A custom algorithm contained in the newest Blood Oxygen program measures blood oxygen between 70 and 100 percent. On-demand testing can be found through the app, and the watch also sometimes takes background dimensions when a individual is inactive, including during sleep. Data is available in the Health program.
The Apple Watch Series 6 has been available in 40 and 44mm size alternatives, and it contains exactly the same thinner, smaller case introduced at the Series 4 combined with the low power (LTPO) OLED Always-On screen introduced at the Series 5. From the Series 6, the Always-On display is 2.5 times brighter than Apple Watch Series 5 when outdoors, so it’s a lot easier to view in bright sunshine.
Apple Watch owners can access Notification Center and Control Center, tap complications, and swipe to change faces if their wrists are down with the Always-On display from the Series 6. Apple has also included an abysmal altimeter that’s more power-efficient, which may be seen on the watch face in any way times and offers information on elevation changes as little as a foot. Apple Watch Series 6 is able to do things like monitor steps taken, calories burned, stairs increased, and heartbeat, plus it may take ECG readings, track sleep, look out for drops with autumn detection, and make emergency calls using SOS, and also watch out for too loud sounds.Like the Apple Watch Series 5 models, Series 6 models feature a black ceramic and sapphire crystal backing and a Digital Crown with haptic feedback.
There is an updated S6 System-in-Package chip in the Apple Watch Series 6, which relies upon the A13 Bionic in the iPhone 11. It’s up to 20 percent quicker, allowing programs to launch 20 percent quicker, and it offers the same all-day 18-hour battery life. Apple Watch Series 6 provides quicker charging and can be charged to full of 1.5 hours. Battery life has been improved for tracking workouts such as indoor and outdoor runs, also.
New to the Apple Watch Series 6 will be the same U1 chip and Ultra Wideband antennas introduced in the iPhone 11 models, which Apple says empowers short-range wireless location to encourage new experiences like electronic Car Keys. Apple offers the Series 6 with both GPS and GPS + LTE performance. LTE Apple Watch models can operate over LTE with no iPhone nearby.