Apple Watch 6 Line-up
Apple most “personal” computer. A handheld computer that happens to tell the time.
What it is?
Apple wearable computer. First introduced in 2014 and now on it’s sixth generation. The 6th version was launched on Q3 2020. It was released together with the Apple Watch SE.
The new version has two sizes (40mm and 44mm), two wireless connectivity methods (Wi-Fi only or with cellular), two exclusive editions (Hermes and Nike), 3 kinds of metals, 9 colors and 52 band choices. This is not include editions like Hermes which has their own bands and finishes.
Overwhelmed by all the choices? Apple got a solution for you. Apple got you coverage with Apple Watch Studio. You can configure your watch to be as personal as you would like to be, like configuring your car.
New Chip S6 New chip called the S6 which is based on the A13 chip which runs the iPhone 11.
Blood Oxygen Sensor New blood oxygen sensor. The fit must be snug otherwise you would not get an accurate reading. It is not a medical device. According to reviews, a $10 monitor is more accurate as it measure from your fingertips instead at your wrist for the Apple Watch.
Sleep Tracker You can now measure how deep you sleep. You can track your sleep and also set sleep goals (8 hours a day is recommended).
Always on is brighter Then not in use, the display will dimmed and the refresh rate slowed down to 1Hz. Now the dimmed part is brighter by 2.5 times. You can induce this mode by putting your hand over the watch for 1 second.
Apple Ecosystem As usual, you can unlock your Mac using the watch. The watch needs to be tied with a supported iPhone. You can also link up your AirPods to your watch, so you can start playing and controlling music from your watch. Also use that AirPods to pickup calls, even when you don’t have your phone with you (for cellular models).
Finishes New (Product) RED and blue aluminium cases. Titanium and stainless steel for the higher end version. aluminium has five colors: Space Grey, Silver, Gold, Blue, (PRODUCT) Red. Stainless steel has three colors: Graphite, Silver and Gold. Titanium comes in two colors: Space Black and Titanium.
Bands New band has been introduced: the Solo loop. It’s basically like a stretchable tennis bracelet. There’s a variation of Solo Loop called the Braided Solo loop. It’s made of cloth. Then there’s the traditional sports band and the sports loop. Of course, they got the dressier leather and stainless steel loop.
ECG Monitor your heart rate more accurately by the ECG. Apple actually applied to the FDA to get this approve. Please note that it only has one data point to check for electrical activity in the heart instead of the usual three or four at hospitals.
Walkie-Talkie If you friend has an Apple Watch and on iCloud, you can quickly contact each other using the Walkie-Talkie app. It’s exactly like the Walkie-Talkie in the days of yonder
Voice Memo Quickly record you voice notes
Siri Basically can ask Siri questions or commands and Siri will try its best to do it. Must have phone nearby to work.
Hermes in collabration with Hermes for the highest priced Apple Watch. They also have exclusive faces with mirrors with thier current styling.
Nike in collabration with Nike for the Sports version. Unique band.
- S6 (based on the A13 chip)
- U1 for ultra-wideband communications (it can know if your other U1 devices are near. Like an iPhone 12)
- Around 32GB
- 1GB DRAM
- 40mm OLED (324x394 pixels)
- 44mm OLED (368x448 pixels)
- No force touch on the display
- Wifi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
- Cellular is optional
- Optical Heart Sensor
- Blood Oxygen sensor
- 40mm (40 mm × 34 mm × 10.4 mm)
- 44mm (44 mm × 38 mm × 10.4 mm)
- Upto 50 meters
- 40mm: 270mAh, 3.85 V
- 44mm: 304mAh, 3.85 V
- 30.5 g to 47.1g
Apple is a market leading in smartwatch because of good reason. It’s has the best features. The design is really nice and simple and integrates well with the phone.