The Apple Watch Series 6 keeps the same design as the Series 4 and Series 5 models, but with internal improvements and new finishes — including the addition of an oximeter sensor.
Apple Watch Series 6 replaces Apple Watch Series 5 with improvements over last year’s models. This year’s Apple Watch is very similar to previous models, and it’s available in 40mm and 44m with an always-on Retina display.
With Apple Watch Series 6, you can measure your blood oxygen right from your wrist. Advanced algorithms measure the colour of your blood to measure Blood O2. Takes a measurement manually in 15 seconds, plus periodic background readings, including while you sleep.
Blood oxygen levels between 95% and 100% are considered healthy; blood oxygen levels below 80% may lead to compromised heart and brain functionality. Risk of respiratory or cardiac arrest is common after continued low blood oxygen saturation. If Apple Watch Series 6 detects a blood oxygen level below a certain threshold, it will trigger a notification for the user.
Apple Watch Series 6 comes with the new faster S6 chip, with faster performance and new sensors, including an altimeter. Apple Watch Series 6 also comes with several new watch faces, including a new Memoji theme.
Apple has launched an array of new watch bands alongside the Apple Watch Series 6, including the new Solo Loop. It comes in a smooth and braided version.
The new bands are available in five colours, which pair perfectly with the new coloured case options of Apple Watch Series 6.
The Solo Loop band is perfectly uniform, with no breaks or indentations. It’s just a smooth loop of flexible rubber. There’s also a braided version for people wanting some texture on their wrist.
Apple Watch Series 6 starting price is $399.
It is not clear when the Apple Watch Series 6 will be available in South Africa. While it normally takes about 3-4 weeks for new Apple products to arrive in South Africa, this may not be true due to the Covid-19 Pandemic