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Apple Releases Apple Watch Series 6

Irene Hawkins



Apple Releases Apple Watch Series 6

Apple has released a bunch of new gadgets at its latest online event. One of them is the newest Apple Watch model, the Series 6. While the Series 6 may look similar to the earlier Watch models, it does offer a slew of new features. 

The Apple Watch Series 6

The Verge reports that the Apple Watch Series 6 has new sensors that could monitor blood oxygen levels and track a user’s sleep habits. For oxygen, Apple says that the Watch Series 6 uses red and infrared light to measure blood oxygen levels in 15 seconds. 

Moreover, Apple says that it is linking up with health networks to use the blood oxygen monitors for large-scale research. These studies include tests on whether the Apple Watch Series 6 can detect COVID-19.

More Apple Watch Series 6 Specs

In terms of specs, the Series 6 uses the new S6 processor, according to The Verge. With the new S6 processor, the new Apple Watch could run 20% faster. Earlier Watch models used the S4 CPU. Now, Apple has decided to upgrade the Watch’s performance.   

The Apple Watch Series 6 could also run for 18 hours on a single charge, like the Series 5. However, the Series 6 charges faster, needing only 1.5 hours to go from zero to 100%. 

What Else Can I Do with the Apple Watch?

You can also use Apple’s new Fitness Plus service on the Apple Watch Series 6. Fitness Plus is a subscription service that allows users to do virtual workouts and track their fitness progress. Subscriptions cost $9.99 a month and $79.99 a year. 

Grab the Apple Watch Series 6 40mm model for $399, and the cellular model for $499. Orders start on September 15.

Irene grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and now lives in New York as a full-time environmentalist and a part-time journalist. She was previously an editor at local online newspaper, where she wrote about topics including technology, finance and the media industry.

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