Apple Watch Series 6 announced: new colors, faster performance, Family Setup & more

Today, Apple has 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 Family Setup features for safe communication. It is available in 40mm and 44mm case sizes, with always-on Retina display, GPS, and GPS + Cellular models.

Apple Watch Series 6

Here are all the new features offered on the Apple Watch Series 6:

New Colors and Bands

The smartwatch series is the most vibrant of all; the new color options in the aluminum casing are blue, Apple’s iconic red, gold, and grey-black. Apple has released new interchangeable bands the solo loops. There are two types of new stretchable bands: the plain and braided bands, which are made from liquid silicon are durable and swim-proof.

The plain solo loops are available in 7 colors: red, yellow, black, white, blue, mid-night green and orange.

The braided solo loops are made with 100% recycled yarn and are available in 5 colors: red, pink, black, mid-night green and blue.

Apple has also introduced a new leather link band with no clasp or buckle. The band simply overlaps at the ends to close.

Apple Watch Hermes get new Attelage band in single and double tour.

The Nike bands are also updated with new colors.

Blood Oxygen

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 he/she sleeps, and helps in the detection of respiratory-related conditions like asthma.

The company was inspired to expand the health benefits offered by the smart wrist band. Thus, it added the technology to measure breathing and oxygen saturation in the users’ body.

New Apple Silicon

The Apple Watch Series 6 is powered by the new custom Apple Silicon, S6. The processing chip has made the new smartwatch 20 percent faster than its predecessor, and more energy-efficient. S6 is the optimized version of the iPhone 11 chip designed to bring changes like 2 times brighter display in the sun, to show the change in elevation in real-time, and more.

New Watch Faces

The new watch faces are as following

  • Alan Dye
  • GMT Faces: show multiple times at once
  • Count Up Faces: track laps
  • Chronograph Pro Faces: multiple time faces

  • Typograph Faces: numeral in three styles and four different scripts
  • Collaborated with Geoff McFetridge for a new artistic face every time the wrist is raised

  • Memoji Face
  • Pride Faces

watchOS 7 has allowed developers to make customer watch faces for surfers, photographers, healthcare providers and others.

Family Setup

The new Family Setup is exclusively designed for younger and older members of the family. The cellular models of the Apple Watch Series 6 allow adults of the family-like parents or grown-up children to know the whereabouts and activities of their loved one with an iPhone.The safe and communication features help in selecting the contact their vulnerable family members can send and receive messages from, know their exact location via notifications, health activity, allow the users to make Memoji faces, offers a new school time mode to enable do not disturb like features to reduce distractions, a custom watch face to indicate that its time to learn. This feature is available on Apple Watch Series 4 and later models.

All material used in the designing of the Apple Watch Series 6 is recycled like the aluminum case, tungsten, and other earth elements in the Taptic Engine, arsenic-free glass, 95% recyclable fiber packaging, no BFR, PVC, Beryllium, and mercury. As the company envisions going 100% carbon neutral by 2030, it has already started to adopt an environmentally friendly mode of operations.

Starting from $399, users can order the new Series 6 from today on apple.com. 

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