Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 6 during the ‘Time Flies’ event, and it comes with a plethora of new hardware and software features. It seems like the company is very keen on helping you keep an eye on your health, which is why the new watch includes better tools for this purpose.
The most interesting of these features seems to be the new and improved VO2 sensor, which is designed to measure the Oxygen levels in your blood. This is a valuable metric for keeping track of your health, especially now, with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Series 6 uses an infrared sensor to detect VO2 levels, and it only takes 15 seconds to perform a measurement. In addition, this process can also be automated, which means that your watch will periodically take readings of your oxygen levels throughout the night and store them in your Apple Health records.
In terms of design, the Series 6 will come in 4 different colors, including a new blue finish and a ‘Product Red’. The other two colors are gold and a gray-black combination of colors that goes by the name of ‘Graphite’.
The new colors are also going to be joined by two new bands: the ‘Solo Loop’ and the ‘Braided Solo Loop’. These bands are designed to be very flexible and easy to take off in a rush.
Another great feature is the new always-on altimeter, which can actually keep track of your altitude in real-time. This is facilitated by the fact that the new Apple Watch screen is 2.5 times brighter than the last generation, which makes the always-on display a bit easier to read under sunny conditions.
As far as the hardware is concerned, it would appear that Series 6 will use a slightly updated S6 chipset, which is of course designed by Apple. However, the company promises up a 20% increase in speed and performance, which is definitely good news in terms of device responsiveness.