Apple Watch Series 6 debuts with new processor, blood oxygen monitoring

Apple has introduced its newest line of smartwatches: the Apple Watch Series 6. The new range features the same design as the Series 5, but adds new sensors for blood oxygen monitoring, better sleep tracking, and the new watchOS 7.

The Series 6 can measure blood oxygen levels in about 15 seconds using red and infrared light. This will help users understand their overall fitness and wellness better through the Health app.

Powering the device is the new S6 processor, which is based on Apple’s A13 chip. Promising 20% faster performance, the chip promises 18 hours of battery life and enables the watch to recharge faster. Like the previous model, the Series 6 sports an always-on retina display but now it’s 2.5 times brighter.

The Series 6 will arrive in blue, silver, space gray, and gold aluminum case options. There’ll also be an exclusive Product (RED) version with an exclusive matching bright red band. The stainless steel model will come in either graphite, yellow gold, or silver.

Apple says the aluminum models are made of 100% recycled aluminum like newer MacBook Pro models. The tech giant is also bringing a new “Solo Loop” strap to the watches made of silicone. In addition, there’ll be a braided Solo Loop made of yarn available.

Also new to the line are the Fitness Plus service, watchOS 7, and a Family Setup feature.

Aside from the Series 6, Apple also announced a lower-cost Apple Watch SE, which packs features similar to the Series 5.

The 40mm Apple Watch Series 6 is priced at P22,990 while the Apple Watch SE costs P15,990.

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