Apple introduced the affordable Watch SE and the new Watch Series 6
Staying true to the square case design, Apple has introduced the next generation of Smart Watch Series 6 with an identical design, but with several new features, including the long-awaited pulse oximeter. Another new wearable accessory of the company is the budget Apple Watch SE.
The main innovation of the Apple Watch Series 6 is the appearance of a new sensor, thanks to which the smartwatch determines the amount of oxygen in a person's blood. Apple Watch Series 6 received a long-awaited hardware pulse oximeter, which can measure such an important indicator in just 15 seconds. It is noteworthy that this sensor works even at night, collecting detailed statistics, which can be viewed in the proprietary application.
Inside the Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple S6 platform is installed based on the A13 Bionic - the processor on the basis of which the flagship line of iPhone 11 smartphones is built, but specially optimized for the wearable accessory. In addition, the gadget has a new display with the Always on Display function. According to Apple, the readability of the screen in the sun has been improved by two and a half times.
Another new product that comes as a unique accessory for the Apple Watch is the Sololoop bracelet. Its peculiarity is that it does not provide any cut, fastener, or buckle. Sololoop is a one-piece bracelet that is made of a material that can stretch and adjust to the user's wrist.
The design of the device remains the same. But now the gadget is available in new colors: in red, produced under the Product Red program, dark blue, and with a gold case. Traditionally, Apple has added a number of new dials, including the ability to set mimoji as an animated screensaver.
Also, the developers have taken care of thematic dials that can demonstrate the necessary information to people of narrow specialties: photographers - the optimal time for taking photos, doctors - to set reminders to go around patients. All data will be shown on the main screen of the device. Among the features of the Apple Watch Series 6, it is worth noting that they began to charge 20% faster than the previous generation.
Drawing an analogy with the iPhone SE smartphone line, Apple introduced an affordable version of the Watch SE smartwatch. The gadget combines the innovations of the Series 6, but is positioned as a more affordable model. The new product provides all the features that were previously in the company's smartwatches of previous generations. At the same time, the smartwatch is twice as fast as the Series 3 model. the "core" of the device is the Apple S5 platform. As with the Series 6, the Watch SE includes a constantly active compass and altimeter and is available in several colors with a wide range of straps.
In addition to smartwatches, the company introduced a new Family Setup service: using it, parents will be able to configure smartwatches for children who do not yet have their own iPhone. In particular, parents are given the opportunity to control the list of users who can send messages and make calls, as well as setting alerts about current geolocation. The new feature is available on Apple Watch with an integrated cellular module.
The cost of the Apple Watch Series 6 starts at $529, Apple Watch SE - from $369. The new items will go on sale on September 18. Apple stressed that it is committed to making products more environmentally friendly, so it will not ship an AC adapter with the new line of smartwatches. The only accessory customers will find in the box with their Apple Watch is the magnetic charging cable.