Last night Apple also announced two new smartwatches in addition to the iPad 2020 and the iPad Air 2020; the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE. The Series 6 will be the new top model and with the Watch SE, the American company from Cupertino probably wants to compete with cheaper smartwatches.
Apple Watch Series 6
The new Apple Watch Series 6 keeps the same design as its predecessor. The innovation is more in new and more powerful hardware, new functions, available in new colors and new straps.
Price and release
The new smartwatch is available in two sizes. The 40mm version is available from 429 euros and for the 44mm version you have to pay at least 459 euros. The Watch Series 6 is available for pre-order now and will ship on Friday, September 18.
The most important new feature is the ability to measure your blood oxygen level. It only takes 15 seconds to make a scan. As soon as the value of your oxygen level falls below the level, you will receive a warning. This can be an important indication of heart problems. In a healthy person, the oxygen content is 95% or higher.
Apple S6 processor
Under the hood, the Apple Watch Series 6 has an Apple S6 processor. This is based on the Apple A13 Bionic chip from the iPhone 11. Apps should start up to 20 percent faster thanks to the new chip. The battery life hangs at 18 hours.
Furthermore, the new Series 6 smartwatch will receive a Family function for families and a special Fitness app. The service is free to use for the first three months, after which a subscription must be taken out.
In addition to the usual colors of space gray and silver, the Apple Watch is now also available in blue and red. Other colors that have been announced are not available in the Netherlands.