The Apple Watch 6 is one year old now. It is more up to date than the 5 as it comes with blood oxygen level controls, improved accuracy, and a new vibrant colour palette. We’ll look at how it varies from the one it replaces, the Apple Watch 5. If you’re considering the upgrade, you might as well wait for the Apple Watch 7 which has already been unveiled and is due for full GA later this year. Check the price when it’s out.
If you’re unsure if the Apple Watch Series 6 is worth purchasing, keep reading.
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The Apple Watch SE is also available to address the mid-range consumer category who wants an Apple Watch but does not have enough money. Our guide will assist you in making your final decision.
- Read more about the Apple Watch SE here.
- GPS model lets you take calls and reply to texts from your wrist
- Large Retina OLED display
- Up to 2x faster processor than Series 3
Price and Availability
The Series 6 comes in two sizes: 40mm and 44mm. A variety of vibrant colours are available, and metallic options add to the device’s features. The base model includes a Sports Band strap and an aluminium frame. A 40mm version costs around $300, while a 44mm version costs around $380.
A stainless-steel version is also available for around $600. Customers can also purchase exclusive editions, such as Hermes and Nike versions, at a slightly higher cost. Customisable straps and a titanium case are also available, but these luxuries come at a cost. The Apple Watch 6, on the other hand, does not have a ceramic variant.
On September 18th 2020, it was made available to consumers. Many interested in purchasing the awesome Apple Watch 6 will do so directly from Apple, online stores or even secondhand.
- Find out where you can get cheap Apple watches from here.
You may be able to get the Apple Watch Series 5 from a reseller who is clearing out their old inventory. Apple has ceased production of this series to promote its newest variant, the Series 6. As a result, it isn’t available in Apple shops. The Series 5 also has various alternatives and accessories such as straps, etc.
You’ll notice the price tags indicate that the new edition is less expensive than its ancestor. So, if you’re hunting for a Series 5 (though we’re not sure why you’d want to, given that fact), make sure you’re getting a decent discount on it.
Design and Build
In terms of their exteriors, they are almost identical—both Series feature 448 x 368 Always-On LTPO OLED touchscreens. Though, the Apple Series 6 has a 2.5x clearer display than the previous model.
They also use the same case dimensions. Series 5 and 6 each feature a rectangular layout with a digital crown. The home button is also located on the right side. The stunning red and blue colour variants contribute to the charm of the Apple Series 6 range.
As well, several sensors are located on the bottom side. Both devices include health and fitness tracking sensors. Sensors have been improved in the new edition. We’ll talk about it later.
The same wireless charging is present in both. Instead of charging ports, the magnetic circular charger is attached to the device’s underside.
- Take a look at some of the best Apple Watch chargers here.
Both series are said to have a battery life of nearly 18 hours. The Series 6 adapts rapid charging, and it can be fully charged in 1.5 hours. It is also water-resistant to a depth of 50 metres. You don’t have to be concerned about it when swimming or showering.
Features and Specification
You can tell the difference between the two by comparing their internal specs, which, again, are almost identical to their exterior appearances. The Series 6 processor is improved. Its processor is said to be 20% faster than last the previous version. Because of improved performance, there is no latency when loading apps and battery life is not compromised.
The inclusion of the U1 chip expands the Series 6’s capabilities. This add-on can aid in short-range wireless location features such as an innovative solution to keyless entry, i.e., unlocking your Mac within a certain proximity. Or, if you plan on purchasing a new BMW or Mercedes in the near future, you will be able to access the vehicle with your Apple Watch.
The most appreciated aspect is the monitoring of blood oxygen saturation. A LED lighting system is mounted on the backside (green, red, and infrared). This is used to measure the level of blood oxygen saturation. The LEDs illuminate the body, and the device measures the reflected light to determine the blood oxygen level. It determines the degree to which the oxygen you breathe in from your lungs dissolves in your blood.
The Apple Watch 6 stands out from the crowd because it keeps you informed of your body’s fitness and functioning. Apple is working with several medical and wellness agencies to treat medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, flu, and perhaps Covid-19. It is concentrating on using the strategies described above for this reason. There is also an app that has all of the requisite statistics. This software would undoubtedly work for Apple Fitness.
- Learn more about how smartwatches track blood pressure levels here.
Are they the same watch?
Aside from the points listed above in the post, these two seasons, Series 5 and Series 6, are nearly identical. Design speaking, you can’t tell them apart. They are also functionally speaking, very closely related. In terms of fitness, they both have electrical heart rate monitors and ECG data. Furthermore, they have an alert in the event of any irregular heart attack. Other capabilities include GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE data choice, Wi-Fi, and an incredible 32 GB memory for storing music and other data.
The Series 5 is an excellent version of the Apple Watch with impressive features. It has an outstanding display and other features such as tracking the heart rhythm as well as time.
Apple’s new Series 6 has given the company a strong reputation in the industry. If the Blood Ox Sat is designed to aid in predicting cardiac and Covid-19 malfunctions, it will undoubtedly be a game-changer. It comes highly recommended because it has a better processor and is less expensive than the previous version. If you’re purchasing a new one, basically, it’s a no-brainer. If you already own the 5 and considering the 6 then in the end it’s a financial or emotional decision rather than a functional one.
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Last Updated on October 4, 2021