The Apple Watch 6 was just introduced by Apple. Below are all the details you need to know, including the information about the new features, design, and other specifications.
It was unveiled along with the Apple Watch SE, a new affordable smartwatch from the company. The iPad Air 4 is also expected to hit the market, and possibly even the upcoming iPhone 12 will be mentioned.
Below we will keep you informed of all the important details, specs, and updates that Apple revealed at its big event. You should check out our live Apple Events blog if you’re interested in the biggest announcements.
In a nutshell
- What is it? The next wearable from Apple
- When is it out? Friday September 1
- How much does it cost? $ 399, probably GBP 399 / AU $ 649
Apple Watch 6 release date and price
The Apple Watch 6 was unveiled at the company’s Time Flies event on September 15, 2020. It was livestream due to the Covid-19 pandemic and so far there doesn’t seem to be any sign of a smartphone.
You can pre-order the Apple Watch 6 starting today, and the smartwatch will be available on Friday, September 18th. The Apple Watch 6 is priced at $ 399 (around £ 399, AU $ 649) in the US, and we hope to see exact pricing in other markets soon.
Apple Watch 6 design and display
Apple introduced new colors for the Apple Watch 6. This includes a new blue aluminum housing and a gold version of the stainless steel variant. For the first time there is also a black graphite version and a red product version.
Apple hasn’t confirmed many other design changes, but from the photos we saw on the stream, it looks like an Apple Watch 4 or Apple Watch 5, so you shouldn’t expect any major redesigns here.
It will be available in 44mm or 40mm depending on what size you want on your wrist.
The always-on display is also available again and has been improved over the Apple Watch 6. Apparently the always-on mode is 2.5 times brighter than before, which should make it easier to see in different lighting conditions.
Apple is announcing a variety of new types of straps, including new colors for existing straps.
In addition, two new band styles will be introduced, the Solo Loop and the Solo Braided Loop. Both are straps with no clasps that allow you to stretch the strap onto your wrist.
Apple Watch 6 Fitness
There is a new health sensor in the watch that allows you to monitor your blood oxygen levels. Everything works via the blood oxygen app, which takes a measurement within 15 seconds.
Background measurements are also taken to help you get results while you sleep or throughout the day.
There doesn’t seem to be much more fitness on the Apple Watch itself, but you get all of the existing features and workouts you’ve seen on previous smartwatches from the company.
Apple added a new S6 processor to the smartwatch, but we still have a lot to learn about what that means for the watch itself. Expect it to go faster, but hopefully we’ll learn more in the moments to come.
Apple Watch 6 software
Of course, the Apple Watch 6 will also have a new version of the company’s software on board, especially watchOS 7, which was unveiled back in June 2020.
From new workouts to tweaked complications, sleep tracking, hand washing tracking and much more, a lot is planned.
Sleep tracking is perhaps the biggest update here, and it suggests that the Apple Watch 6 may have certain features that can handle this better.
WatchOS 7 can now also monitor V02 Max numbers. This means that you will be notified when your blood oxygen is low.
Apple Watch 6 watch faces
New watch faces are coming with Apple Watch 6, and here is a list of the few that Apple has mentioned on stage:
- mean Greenwich Mean Time
- Add up
- Chronograph Pro