Apple Fitness +
Apple is creating a new fitness service “based on the Apple Watch” that will guide people through “ten types of workouts” with “world-class coaches” and Apple Music soundtracks.
“New workouts are added every week,” says the company, as it shows a very ambitious montage of people getting sweaty.
It’s called Apple Fitness +.
Below is an overview of Apple’s environmental efforts, most of which we covered back in July. But there is some news: The new watches dispense with the USB power adapter, which Apple says is usually unnecessary and wasteful as we all already have dozens around the house.
It’s true! But it’s probably unpopular nonetheless.
A nice overview of the functions of the Watch SE:
More Prizes: The Series 6 starts at $ 399, and the Series 3, which is in circulation, is getting a new price of just $ 199.
(UK prices follow at the end.)
Apple Watch SE
In addition to Family Setup, there is the second new watch: the Apple Watch SE, which has the same design as the Apple Watch Series 6 and the same internal chips as the Apple Watch Series 5.
It starts at $ 279, or $ 12 a month.
With the new Family Setup feature, parents can set up an Apple Watch for their children even if they don’t have an iPhone. It requires a cell phone watch and allows the adult to set up a restricted version of the watch that allows them to stay in touch with their child without having to give them a full phone.
Now we’re getting a run through of the new watch faces. Some of these will likely be exclusive to the Watch Series 6, but many will apply to all watches that support WatchOS 7.
There are a few special faces including one for surfers and one for photographers. There is a unique “art” face. There is a lovely face that you can use to set a specific stripe pattern to show your pride in your orientation, nationality, or soccer team.
It’s not just about health measurements. The watch also has a new, brighter screen that is always on and an altimeter that is always on to measure altitude. Perfect if, for example, you live in the Bay Area of San Francisco and do a lot of hiking! It is no coincidence that this applies to many Apple engineers.
Apple Watch Series 6
And this is how we see the new hardware, the Apple Watch Series 6. As expected, it is available in a number of new colors and also includes a new pulsoximetry sensor for measuring blood oxygen saturation.
This means that users can track their health over the long term and receive notifications when there is an acute problem. The company is also working with scientists to use this extensive information to study diseases such as asthma and Covid. The hope is to find out how low blood oxygen saturation can be used as an early warning signal for Covid infection.
We’re reaching out to Jeff Williams, Apple’s new Chief Operating Office, who will first introduce us to some of the previously announced features of WatchOS 7, the software update that will be available for the latest Apple Watches this fall.
According to Williams, the new health feature is the new VO2 Max monitoring, which allows users to keep track of their lung capacity.
We’ll start with the Apple Watch as Cook has its own perks: it helps him stay fit, unlock his garage, and stream his favorite music, he says.
It’s “the world’s most popular watch,” he says, citing messages from Watch users saying they “changed and sometimes saved” their lives before rolling out a mini-documentation that introduces some of those users.
And we’re on our way with a bright and calming video from Apple Park of Tim Cook talking to the camera about “the challenges Covid-19 is causing in communities around the world”.
For this second remote conference, Cook is not in the big, empty Steve Jobs theater. Instead, like a very slow Aaron Sorkin character, he walks down a scary empty corridor at corporate headquarters.
Normally I would do a little “what to expect” here, unless it’s really very little: We think there will be two new Apple Watches, one expensive and one less expensive; two new iPads, one in the medium and one in the budget range; and possibly the launch of Apple’s long-awaited subscription bundle, Apple One.
What we habit See what would normally lead to this September event: new iPhones. Covid-related production delays have postponed this start to October, making this event pretty thin and hopefully short.
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The event is rumored to have announcements for the Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch SE, and iPad Air 4.
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