New Apple Watch features encourage users to focus on wellness, fitness, and more

At its most recent online event, Apple launched the next generation of smartwatch, Apple Watch Series 6. For the first time, the new series comes in vibrant colors like red, blue, with new bands options, it has a new health sensor to track and monitor blood oxygen level, watch faces, and much more.

The Apple Watch Series 6 is a new smartwatch inside and out which is designed to bring health benefits, workout experience, and more. It is available in 40mm and 44mm case sizes, with always-on Retina display, GPS, and GPS + Cellular models.

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Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6 expands the health capabilities of previous Apple Watch models with a new feature that measures the oxygen saturation of the user’s blood, so they can better understand their overall fitness and wellness.

A new health sensor, pulse oximetry allows users to measure their blood oxygen level in 15 seconds, anywhere, and anytime. Paired with a supporting Blood Oxygen app, the sensor enables periodic background measurements of the user’s blood oxygen level while they sleep and helps in the detection of respiratory-related conditions like asthma.

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“Apple Fitness+ intelligently incorporates metrics from Apple Watch for users to visualize right on their iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, offering a first-of-its-kind personalized workout experience.”

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When a workout is selected and started on any of those devices, the correct workout type will automatically start on Apple Watch. During the session, the metrics from Apple Watch are shown on the screen and come to life for moments of inspiration.

Apple partners with Singapore to launch Apple Watch health initiative

At its recent online event, Apple announced a partnership with the government of Singapore to help citizens of the country stay healthy using the Apple Watch. The LimiHealth initiative is a personalized program that will encourage healthy activity and behaviors, a first of its kind program.

“LumiHealth uses technology and behavioral insights to encourage Singaporeans to keep healthy and complete wellness challenges through their Apple Watch and iPhone. The LumiHealth app, designed with user privacy and security at its core, is available in the App Store for pre-order now, and the two-year program will be offered from late October 2020.”

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The LumiHealth app will put users in the role of an intergalactic explorer who must complete the activity and other challenges. The users can actually earn rewards when completing challenges to help offset the cost of their Apple Watch:

“Within the app, users travel through worlds with a friendly intergalactic explorer who guides them through tasks that are personalized based on their age, gender, and weight. They include weekly activity goals that can be met through not just walking, but also swimming, yoga, and other activities. LumiHealth also reminds users to go for health screenings and immunizations, and participate in wellness challenges that aim to improve sleep habits and mindfulness as well as encourage better food choices.”

Users in Singapore can download the LumiHealth app from the App Store.

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