Apple Watch Series 6 released: new blood oxygen monitoring function, starting at $399
Apple’s autumn conference was held at 1:00 in the morning. Cook announced that the products released are a new generation of Apple Watch and iPad.
The first to be unveiled is Apple Watch Series 6. While continuing the classic ID design, there will be Product (RED), blue, ink and new gold. In addition, Apple also announced the launch of a new strap called “Solo Loop”. The strap is made of a piece of silicone without any clasp . It is retractable and can slide up and down. The advantage of this strap is that it is durable and waterproof. There are many styles and seven different colors to choose from. There is also a Solo Loop woven from yarn, available in five colors. Finally, Apple also introduced a new leather link strap.
The new Apple Watch Series 6 will be equipped with a brand new blood oxygen monitoring sensor , which can complete a blood oxygen measurement within 15 seconds. Apple said it is collaborating with Health Network to start large-scale research using the new blood oxygen measurement function, including detecting whether a person is infected with COVID-19.
watchOS 7 brings sleep tracking and will soon provide users with warnings of low VO2 Max levels.
Apple Watch Series 6 is equipped with the S6 chip, which is based on the A13 chip, which is 20% faster than the previous generation. Based on Apple’s internal A13 chip, and brought the first major update of Apple Watch performance since Series 4, because last year’s Series 5 model used the same S4 CPU (renamed S5 and added other additional features).
Apple Watch Series 6 retains the always bright design of the previous generation screen, while the outdoor display brightness is increased by 2.5 times.
Apple Watch Series 6 also provides an altimeter function, which allows you to see changes in altitude in real time.
Apple Watch Series 6 has also added a number of new dials, such as GMT dials, positive timing dials, professional chronograph dials, simulacrum dials, and an art dial for collaboration with artists.
Apple introduced family sharing settings for Apple Watch Series 6, specifically for users who don’t have an iPhone, mainly children and the elderly. The user can check the status of the family through settings, such as controlling the child’s study time, and specifying who the child calls. This feature requires Series 4 and higher devices.
Apple said that in order to reduce carbon emissions, the USB power adapter will be eliminated from the new Apple Watch package.
Naijatechnews understands that the starting price of Apple Watch Series 6 is 399 US dollars (about 2700 yuan), will go on sale today and ship this Friday.