Apple Watch Series 6: release date and specifications

Apple smart­watch­es con­tin­ue to be in good demand, although the com­pe­ti­tion is get­ting stronger, and the Watch’s short­com­ings are obvi­ous. What will be the Apple Watch Series 6 — a rev­o­lu­tion or an evo­lu­tion again?
Apple Watch Series 6: release date and specifications
Apple Watch 6. Pho­to: https://www.apple.com/

No mat­ter how their crit­ics treat the Apple Watch, the com­mer­cial suc­cess of the device is a fait accom­pli. At the end of 2019, accord­ing to ana­lysts at Strat­e­gy Ana­lyt­ics, 31 mil­lion Apple watch­es were sold world­wide, while the entire Swiss watch indus­try was able to sell 21 mil­lion pieces. Con­sumer love for the Apple Watch rests on three pillars—brand imagery, ecosys­tem inte­gra­tion, and sev­er­al fea­tures unique to the wear­ables mar­ket. And if every­thing is clear with the first, then the rest can be improved, which should hap­pen in the sixth gen­er­a­tion of devices.

Apple Watch Series 6 release date

For sev­er­al years in a row, Apple Watch has been pre­sent­ed at the com­pa­ny’s autumn pre­sen­ta­tion, along with new iPhones, which under­lines the impor­tance of watch­es for the com­pa­ny. In 2020, the wear­able gad­get went on sale in Sep­tem­ber, and in Octo­ber it reached the Russ­ian mar­ket.

Apple Watch Series 6 price

As you know, Apple is very sen­si­tive to the issue of main­tain­ing secre­cy around their unre­leased devices. So we will find out the exact price of the Apple Watch Series 6 at the pre­sen­ta­tion, and the cost in Rus­sia — even lat­er. But ana­lysts expect that the sixth gen­er­a­tion of smart watch­es from Apple will cost from $400 (28.6 thou­sand rubles at the exchange rate on March 11). Note that the fig­ures on the Russ­ian mar­ket will be high­er, because the fifth gen­er­a­tion at the start of sales was offered in our coun­try from 33 thou­sand rubles.



Specifications for Apple Watch Series 6

Along with the watch, Apple will also intro­duce watchOS 7, which will bring new fea­tures to pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions of devices. So, the author­i­ta­tive por­tal 9to5mac reports that a lot of work is being done on cus­tomiz­ing the dials. For exam­ple, the user will be able to set it up on their own watch, and then share it with oth­er Apple Watch own­ers. It turns out sort of cus­tom themes.

In watchOS 7, you will be able to choose your own pho­to from cer­tain shared albums to cre­ate a theme. Here’s how it works: Apple Pho­tos includes an album type that allows mul­ti­ple users to access and con­tribute to the same shared album. This will allow, for exam­ple, to use a shared fam­i­ly album as a watch face with pho­tos added by house­hold mem­bers.

Speak­ing of watchOS 7 watch faces, it’s worth men­tion­ing a new one called Info­graph Pro, infor­ma­tion about which was leaked from the source code of an ear­ly build of iOS 14. It will include a tachymeter, which will be a scale around the watch face, which will allow you to mea­sure speed and dis­tance depend­ing on from trav­el time.

Appar­ent­ly, the Apple Watch Series 6 will final­ly get the sleep track­ing that Bloomberg promised back in its fifth gen­er­a­tion. Of course, this func­tion­al­i­ty can also be obtained using third-par­ty appli­ca­tions from the App Store, but the stan­dard solu­tion will def­i­nite­ly not hurt. The sleep track­er will work with the Health applet and, based on bio­met­rics, make rec­om­men­da­tions on how to improve the qual­i­ty of sleep.

The new gen­er­a­tion will con­tin­ue to devel­op fea­tures that direct­ly track the health of the user. We are talk­ing about improv­ing the oper­a­tion of the ECG sen­sor, which, although still unique, does not always give cor­rect results. Final­ly, Apple smart­watch­es can teach you how to detect blood oxy­gen sat­u­ra­tion (SpO2). A pulse oxime­ter has already appeared in some wear­able devices, for exam­ple, from Fit­bit.

Accord­ing to rumors, the Apple Watch Series 6 has every chance of get­ting a screen made using a com­plete­ly new tech­nol­o­gy. We are talk­ing about a microLED matrix, the use of which promis­es less ener­gy con­sump­tion, and hence (final­ly!) More bat­tery life. It is pos­si­ble that an under-screen fin­ger­print scan­ner will appear along with the new screen, but so far this is just spec­u­la­tion. After all, Apple con­tin­ues to push Touch ID to the tech­no­log­i­cal back­yard. Many would like to see a watch with a round screen, but Apple is unlike­ly to do this.

Judg­ing by one of the patents from Apple, the com­pa­ny is prepar­ing to aban­don the “atavism”, name­ly the rotat­ing crown. The doc­u­men­ta­tion talks about the touch zone, which will give you the abil­i­ty to con­trol swipes. But whether this will be imple­ment­ed in the sixth gen­er­a­tion is unknown.

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