Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE launched

Highlights
  • Apple Watch Series 6 is powered by an Apple S6 SiP, while the Apple Watch SE comes with an Apple S5 SiP
  • Watch Series 6 includes a new Blood Oxygen sensor that measures the oxygen saturation (SpO2) of the user’s blood
  • Both models run the Apple Watch OS7 out of the box

Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE at an online “Time Flies” event on Tuesday. Both models run the Apple watchOS 7 out of the box.

Apple Watch Series 6 specifications

The Apple Watch Series 6 features an enhanced Always-ON Retina display with up to 2.5 times brightness compared to Apple Watch Series 5 outdoors when the user’s wrist is down and comes in 40mm and 44mm case options. The 40mm variant has a screen resolution of 324 x 394 pixels, while the 44mm variant has 368 x 448 pixels. The smartwatch also comes with an always-on altimeter that provides real-time elevation.

The smartwatch is powered by an upgraded dual-core S6 System in Package (SiP) based on the A13 Bionic chip in iPhone 11, which offers up to 20 percent faster performance. It also features the new U1 chip and Ultra-Wideband antennas, which enables short-range wireless location to support new experiences, such as digital car keys.

Apple Watch Series 6 comes with a new Blood Oxygen sensor that measures the oxygen saturation (SpO2) of the user’s blood. It uses four clusters of green, red, and infrared LEDs, along with the four photodiodes to measure light reflected from the blood. Then the Blood Oxygen app calculates the oxygen saturation, which is designed to measure the blood oxygen between 70 percent and 100 percent, using an advanced custom algorithm. Users will be able to track and manage all the data on the Health app. It also includes the electrical heart sensor.

Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE launched
Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE specifications

Similar to the Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple Watch SE features the accelerometer, gyroscope, and always-on altimeter. The smartwatch comes with a Retina display along with thin borders and curved edges. It is powered by an Apple S5 System in Package (SiP) that can deliver up to two times faster performance than Apple Watch Series 3.

Apple Watch SE features a Retina display with thin borders and curved edges that is 30 percent larger than Apple Watch Series 3. The smartwatch also comes with an optical heart rate sensor, fall detection, emergency SOS, and emergency international calling feature. Apple Watch SE can provide up to 18 hours of battery life.

Pricing and availability

Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS variant) price starts at Rs. 40,900, and the Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular variant) price starts at Rs. 49,900. The Apple Watch Series 6 will be available soon to purchase through Apple Authorized Resellers in India.

Apple Watch SE (GPS model) price starts at Rs. 29,900, and the Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular variant) price starts at Rs. 33,900. The smartwatch will be available soon to purchase in the country via Apple Authorized Resellers.

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