There it is: the Apple Watch Series 6 has been officially unveiled. In this article, you can read everything about the big new Apple smartwatch of 2020.
Apple Watch Series 6 officially unveiled
The successor to the Apple Watch Series 5 has a familiar face: the design of the Apple Watch Series 6 has hardly changed this year. In 2020, Apple’s smartwatch will also have a square OLED screen that extends to the edges. The big advantage is that your old Apple Watch bands also work on the Series 6.
Furthermore, the Apple Watch Series 6 has a pulse oximeter. This sensor can measure the oxygen value in your blood. According to Apple, it takes only 15 seconds to make a scan.
The pulse oximeter also uses an infrared sensor to scan the oxygen value so that you can monitor your health anytime, anywhere.
2. Faster thanks to S6 processor
The Apple Watch is also a bit faster than its predecessor. The Series 6 runs on the S6 chip. The Apple Watch runs on an S5 processor. Apple did not disclose how much faster the S6 is compared to the S5.
3. Runs on watchOS 7 by default
The Apple Watch Series 6 runs standard on watchOS 7, the major software update that will be available this year. With watchOS 7, Apple introduces, among other things, the long-awaited Sleep app that measures your sleep and maps your sleep rhythm.
In addition, watchOS 7 adds the option to share watch faces, including the complications you have placed on them. That’s nice because that way you can finally share all your creations with others.
4. New straps
In addition, Apple is announcing some new Watch bands, including the Solo Loop. This consists of one integral whole so that you can put it on effortlessly. In addition to the standard version, Apple also has a Solo Loop that is made from recycled material.
The new Apple Watch comes in four colors: old, blue, silver, and red.
5. Family Setup
An Apple Watch only works if you also have an iPhone. That is about to change because thanks to Family Setup you can use a watch without having an Apple phone.
6. No USB adapter in the box
Important to know: the Apple Watch no longer has a USB adapter in the box. This means that the watch only comes with a USB cable and you have to provide an adapter yourself.
7. Apple Watch Fitness Plus
Apple wants to help you exercise with the new Apple Watch Fitness Plus. This makes it possible to get workouts, which you can then watch on your iPad, iPhone and Apple TV. There are all kinds of workouts: from yoga to cycling, dancing and running. Apple also comes with a program for beginners, which is useful if you are just starting to exercise.
All videos can be viewed in Apple’s Fitness app and the new service costs $ 9.99 per month. If you buy a new Apple Watch, you will receive Watch Fitness Plus for free for three months.
8. Prices and release date
The Watch Series 6 is available for pre-order today and will be in stores this Friday. The prices are as followed:
- Apple Watch Series 6 40mm: 479 euros
- Apple Watch Series 6 44mm: 509 euros
In addition to the Watch Series 6, Apple also announced the Watch SE, a cheaper smartwatch. Apple also continues to sell the older Series 3 as an affordable alternative to the latest Watch.
More new Apple products
No iPhone 12, but four other new products from Apple’s stable. In addition to the Apple Watch 6, affordable Apple Watch SE and new iPad Air, the iPad 2020 was also announced. The company also released the release dates of all new software and we were introduced to Apple One. In our Apple event round-up , we list all the new announcements.