The sixth generation of Apple Watch smartwatches was presented at the Apple presentation on September 15, 2020. It was this manufacturer that defined the unwritten standard for the entire segment. Apple watches are imitated, trying to repeat their success at least to some extent. And the company itself, meanwhile, sells more of its watches than all Swiss manufacturers combined. The fact speaks eloquently for itself. There is no doubt that the next series of watches will only consolidate the dominant position in the market. The Apple Watch Series 6 has evolved significantly from its predecessor.
Apple Watch Series 6 display
Apple Watch Series 6 has retained the frameless OLED LTPO Retina display. But the Force Touch technology in this device is missing – it was considered unnecessary – pressing with effort was replaced by pressing with a hold. The watch has a display brightness of 1000 cd/m 2. The screen resolution is 368 x 448 pixels for the 44mm model and 324 x 394 pixels for the 40mm model. Depending on the size, the display area will be 759 and 977 mm2.
The special Always-on display feature has become even more effective. In this mode, which allows you to display the main information on the screen constantly, the watch will shine 2.5 times brighter than its predecessor. This is especially important on the street, in inactive mode. If earlier, to view the time, you had to raise your hand to activate the maximum brightness, now the information can be seen even without moving the wrist. The operation of this mode practically does not affect the device’s autonomy.
Case Apple Watch Series 6
As we mentioned above, the watch will be available in two recycled aluminum cases: 40mm and 44mm. In other countries, we should expect titanium or steel models to appear on sale.
The design is exactly like the previous model. And the watch’s thickness has remained the same – 10.7 mm, although Apple offers to compare it with the remaining Apple Watch 3 model available on the site, compared to which the new model has thinner by 11%.
The watch received five color options: blue and red (PRODUCT). RED was added to the previously used silver, space gray and gold. Users will appreciate bright additions. The backside of this Apple watch is made of ceramic and sapphire crystal.
The wheel is an important auxiliary element of the watch. The Digital Crown has tactile feedback that clicks as you scroll.
Hardware Apple Watch Series 6
The work of the new watch is provided not even by the processor but by the whole S6 system. Apple claims that this is complex and not just a chipset. It is based on a dual-core processor based on the Apple A13 Bionic. The same one is installed in the iPhone 11. This solution guarantees a high level of performance, and it is not surprising if, shortly, the computing capabilities of the Apple Watch will be compared with computers and laptops. Relative to the S5 system, performance increased by 20%.
The inside storage capacity is 32 GB, which is not clear why the watch needs more. The Russian market will feature watches with a GPS/GLONASS module, while other markets will also have a Wi-Fi + Cellular model.
Water protection in Apple Watch Series 6
The protection of the watch from water has not changed for several series. So Apple Watch Series 6 can be lowered into a liquid to a depth of 50 meters. It would help if you did not abuse this – it’s one thing to swim in a pool with a watch on, and it’s another to engage in active sports and deep-sea diving.
Apple Watch Series 6 features
The rich functionality of the Apple Watch is exactly what makes the product inaccessible to competitors. The new model received an important function – measuring the oxygen level in the blood.
By itself, this feature is not new for the mobile technology market; Samsung has already implemented something similar but hid it deep in the submenu of its smartphone. Apple offers to measure the level of oxygen in the blood using a special sensor in the watch and the application.
Moreover, the device can take measurements in the background day and night. The sensor consists of four LED clusters and four LEDs. To accommodate this design, the concept of the back of the watch has been rethought.
Data on the oxygen level in the blood is very important at present because the coronavirus causes serious changes in this parameter. It only takes 15 seconds to take measurements.
Here is a list of countries where blood oxygen measurement on the Apple Watch works:
In addition, the watch has a second-generation heart rate sensor. Thanks to the Pulse application, it will be possible to pay attention to adverse symptoms and contact a specialist in time.
The new “Sleep” application allows you to perform a set of actions necessary for a quick and high-quality transition to a new state. The device monitors your sleep duration to help determine your ideal sleep pattern.
Apple Watch Series 6 is an indispensable companion for fitness enthusiasts. There are many types of activity; the watch helps to track them, measuring the necessary indicators. An altimeter has appeared in the watch, which can be left always on (placed on the dial.