Apple unveils Apple Watch Series 6 capable of reading blood oxygen levels, along with an affordable SE model at its virtual ‘Time Flies’ event
- Apple held its highly anticipated ‘Time Flies’ event to unveil new products
- The tech giant announced the new Apple Watch Series 6
- The new model includes sensors to measure blood oxygen levels
- It will be available in a blue aluminum finish and the firm’s Product Red
- This allows the Watch to notify users about bigger health issues
- Apple is releasing a Watch SE that includes features of the Series 6, but cheaper
- The firm also announced Fitness+, which is an exercising platform
- Users can watch a number of workouts that sync directly to the watch
Apple hosted its virtual event ‘Time Flies’ with nearly a million people tuning in from around world to see what technologies the tech giant was set to unveil.
Just as many had speculated over the past week, the firm unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6 with the biggest addition of blood oxygen measurements.
Built-in sensors that lay on the wrist are capable of measuring the color of blood flowing through the body to determine levels of oxygen in just 15 seconds.
Apple did have a trick up its sleeve for today’s event – the new and affordable Apple Watch SE.
This model is designed with all the advanced features of the Series 6, but for more than $100 the price tag.
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Just as many had speculated over the past week, the firm unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6 with the biggest addition of blood oxygen measurements. Built-in sensors that lay on the wrist are capable of measuring the color of blood flowing through the body to determine levels of oxygen in just 15 seconds
Apple announced last week that it would be hosting a live virtual event on September 15 at 1pm ET, but without any details about what viewers could expect.
However, many assumed it would be the unveiling of the new Apple Watch and that is exactly what they got.
The Apple Watch Series 6 is the first design to come in a stunning blue aluminum finish and the firm’s own Product Red, and users can choose from seven new bands when ordered.
There are new faces, including Memoji, that users can customize to fit their needs and personality.
The biggest update is the sensors that measure oxygen levels, which Apple is using to partner with healthcare professionals and networks to conduct larger studies.
These studies will investigate how to control asthma to managing heart diseases to monitoring coronavirus symptoms.
The Series 6 is also 26 percent faster than its predecessors and is equipped with a high-performance dual processor used in the iPhone 11 – just redesigned into a smaller version.
It has Apple’s in-house A13 chip and is said to be the biggest update to the device’s performance since the Series 4, released in 2018.