Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 6, the latest in its line of popular smartwatches. The Series 6 model retains the same overall design that was introduced with the Apple Watch Series 4 and continued with the Series 5, but adds a host of new sensors to enable things like blood oxygen monitoring and better sleep tracking.
According to Apple, the Series 6 can measure blood oxygen levels in about 15 seconds using red and infrared light.
The Series 6 also has a new S6 processor, which promises up to 20 percent faster performance. It’s the first major update to Apple Watch’s performance since the Series 4, as last year’s Series 5 model used the same S4 CPU (renamed as the S5 with other additions like a compass and a new display controller).
The Series 6 runs watchOS 7, which Apple introduced at WWDC earlier this year. The software update, available for all Series 3 models, provides native support for sleep tracking. The Series 6 will, however, expand this function even further thanks to dedicated sensors and TKTKKT. Other major updates in watchOS 7 include a renamed fitness app with new workouts, a hand washing feature tailored for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, broader complications, and the ability to share watches with others.
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