From diagnosing possible heart problems to effective sleep tracking.
Apple has revolutionized the way we wear watches. Going beyond the traditional utility of telling time and acting as a fitness coach, they’ve upped the ante once more by introducing the new Apple Watch Series 6 and allowing it to be a full-fledged medical accessory.
The greatest luxury in the world right now isn’t a million-dollar car, a rare Patek or finest of dinners, it is simply health. Two reasons behind this, one which emerged progressively, and the other, that changed our lives. The first is the world’s dedication to fitness and its many facets. Be it going for a humble evening run, a power-packed HIIT session and even a mountain trek, fitness has turned into the world’s favourite hobby over the past few years. Second, with Covid-19 on our heels, keeping safe and away from the proximate dangers is a global necessity. At Apple, they understand both these matters, and they’ve amped up the one tool in their shed dedicated to fitness and health – The Apple Watch.
Apple’s September event brought forth the Apple Watch Series 6, a new iPad and gave us a glimpse of the magic both these devises promise. With the spotlight on the Apple Watch Series 6, this is everything great about this wrist-worn digital masterpiece.
The only thing the Apple Watch Series 6 retains from the 5, is its design. It may look the same but looks can be deceiving, underneath, it’s a completely new animal. The top feats are the variety of new sensors that allow for things like blood oxygen monitoring and better sleep tracking. Capable of measuring blood oxygen in just 15 seconds, it uses both red and infrared light to make its calculations by measuring the level of light reflection. It can also detect if a person is infected with COVID-19.
The Apple Watch Series 6 is also jacked-in with an S6 processor promising 20% faster performance. It uses Apple’s A-13 chip, the biggest leap it’s taken since the Watch 4. With 18 hours of battery life, it also charges much faster, going from zero to full in about 1.5 hours. Another cool feat is the inclusion of the always-on altimeter, which is accurate to every foot of measurement.
You’ll be able to get the Series 6 in grey, silver, gold, or blue aluminium finishes or a new Product (RED) version that has a striking red finish on it. The top-end Edition model is available in natural or black titanium, but no ceramic options this year. Apple also announced that the Watch Series 6 is made out of 100% recycled aluminium. In addition to this, Apple is announcing a new strap called the “Solo Loop” that is made from one piece of silicone, without any buckles or adjustments.
Apple has introduced Fitness Plus, exclusively built for the Watch S6. It offers a wide range of fitness regimes and coaching sessions from the best fitness personalities from across the globe. While so, in real-time, you can watch, and observe your stats that are being generated from your watch. This service is expected to be priced at roughly Rs 699/month.
The Apple Watch Series 6 will be available starting at RM1,749 for a 40-mm model, the same price as the outgoing Series 5. Cellular models start at RM2,199. The Series 6 is available to order.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.