Apple Watch Series 6, Watch SE launched: Here are specs, features, price
Apple on September 15 hosted its ‘Time Flies’ event. This is Apple’s second major event after the Coronavirus pandemic hit the world. Apple hosted the event digitally, as it did in the case of its annual developers' conference, that is, WWDC 2020. At its Time Flies event, Apple launched its new line of smartwatches.
Apple’s new line of smart wearables includes the Apple Watch Series 6, which succeeds last year’s Watch Series 5, and the Apple Watch SE, which is a soul successor to the Watch Series 3. The Apple Watch SE is aimed to help the company compete with the likes of Samsung and Fitbit that offer fitness trackers and smartwatches at a much lower price.
Watch Series 6 specs
Coming to the features, the Apple Watch Series 6 comes with a solo-loop design. Users can simply slide it on or off their wrists to put it on. It is powered by the Apple Silicon S6 chipset and it runs on WatchOS 7.
Talking about the features, it has a Sleep app that tracks a user's sleeping habits. It also has an automatic hand-washing functionality that is aimed at helping users wash their hands better, especially in light of the pandemic. Additionally, it has a SpO2 sensor that uses infrared light to measure the blood oxygen level of the users.
Wait, there's more. Apple has improved the Always-on-Display functionality in the Apple Watch Series 6. It says that the Always-on-Display feature in the Watch Series 6 is two-and-a-half times better than the previous generation, that is the Watch Series 5.
The company has also introduced a new feature called Family Setup that enables parents to connect their iPhones with the Apple Watches of their kids. It enables the parents to keep a track of their kids' whereabouts. It has a School Time Mode that enables kids to keep a track of their classes. There is also a Do Not Disturb Mode for the kids to prevent any distractions.
As far as the sensors are concerned, Watch Series 6 has a tachymeter to measure users' speed as they workout. The company has also added a new watch faces and support for memojis.
The Apple Watch Series 6 is available in, Blue Silver, Space Grey, Gold Aluminium and (PRODUCT) RED colour variants. There is a special edition Apple Watch Edition that is available in Natural and Space Black Titanium colour variants.
It costs $399 ( ₹29,368 approximately) and the company will start shipping it starting October this year. In India, the Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS) starts at a price of ₹40,900, while the Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) starts at ₹49,900. The Apple Watch Series 6 will start shipping in India in late October.
Watch SE specs
As far as the Watch SE is concerned, it is powered by the company’s S3 chip and it runs on WatchOS 7. It features the same one-loop design as that of the Watch Series 6.
Apple says that the Watch SE is two-and-half-times faster that Watch Series 3. It also supports fall detection that is available in last year's Watch Series 5. It costs $279 ( ₹20,535 approximately). Apple will start shipping the device starting next month. The Apple Watch SE (GPS) starts at ₹29,900 in India, while the Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) starts at ₹33,900.