Apple Watch Series 6 announced with a new Blood Oxygen sensor

Apple in an event announced the all-new apple watch series 6 that Features a Blood Oxygen sensor and app, new case finishes, and watchOS 7 that brings Family Setup, sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, new workout types, and the ability to curate and share watch faces.

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“Apple Watch Series 6 completely redefines what a watch can do,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “With powerful new features, including a Blood Oxygen sensor and app,1 Apple Watch becomes even more indispensable by providing further insight into overall well-being.”

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The new apple watch series 6 comes with a Blood Oxygen Sensor and App, Oxygen saturation, or SpO2 represents the percentage of oxygen being carried by red blood cells from the lungs to the rest of the body and indicates how well this oxygenated blood is being delivered throughout the body.

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Apple says To compensate for natural variations in the skin and improve accuracy, the Blood Oxygen sensor employs four clusters of green, red, and infrared LEDs, along with the four photodiodes on the back crystal of Apple Watch, to measure light reflected back from blood. Apple Watch then uses an advanced custom algorithm built into the Blood Oxygen app, which is designed to measure blood oxygen between 70 percent and 100 percent.

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This year, Apple will collaborate with the University of California, Irvine, and Anthem to examine how longitudinal measurements of blood oxygen and other physiological signals can help manage and control asthma. Separately, Apple will work closely with investigators at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the University Health Network, one of the largest health research organizations in North America, to better understand how blood oxygen measurements and other Apple Watch metrics can help with the management of heart failure. Finally, investigators with the Seattle Flu Study at the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine and faculty from the University of Washington School of Medicine will seek to learn how signals from apps on Apple Watch, such as Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen, could serve as early signs of respiratory conditions like influenza and COVID-19.

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Talking about the performance, Apple watch series 6 comes with a dual-core processor based on A13 Bionic in iPhone 11, the upgraded S6 SiP runs up to 20 percent faster, allowing apps to also launch 20 percent faster while maintaining the same all-day 18-hour battery life. Apple Watch Series 6 features the U1 chip and Ultra-Wideband antennas,3 which will enable short-range wireless locations to support new experiences, such as next-generation digital car keys. Apple Watch Series 6 offers faster charging, completing a full charge in under 1.5 hours, and improved battery life for tracking certain workouts, such as indoor and outdoor runs.

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The Always-On Retina display on Apple Watch Series 6 is up to 2.5 times brighter than Apple Watch Series 5. When their wrist is down, the user can also now access Notification Center and Control Center, tap on complications and swipe to change faces without having to wake their watch screen.

The new always-on altimeter provides real-time elevation all day long by using a new, more power-efficient barometric altimeter, along with GPS and nearby Wi-Fi networks. This feature allows for the detection of small elevation changes above ground level, up and down to the measurement of 1 foot, and can be shown as a new watch face complication or workout metric.

With watchOS 7 Apple adds new watch face options, including Stripes, Chronograph Pro, GMT, and Artist, while curating, discovering, and sharing new watch face configurations with others. New health and fitness features, including low-range VO2 Max, sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, and new workout types, can help users better understand overall well-being. Conveniently accessible on the wrist, Maps includes cycling directions and Siri offers language translation.

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watchOS 7 extends Apple Watch to the entire family by allowing kids and older family members of the household who do not have an iPhone to benefit from the connectivity, safety, and fitness features of Apple Watch. Kids can take advantage of communication and personalization capabilities, access Emergency SOS at any time, enjoy an Activity rings experience that has been optimized just for them, and utilize a new mode called Schooltime, which can help them stay focused and attentive while learning at home or in the classroom.

Pricing and availability of new Apple watch series 6

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Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS) is priced starting at Rs. 40,900 and the Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) is priced starting at Rs. 49,900, and the Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop in (PRODUCT)RED will be available in late October. The Watch Series 6 will be available soon through Apple Authorised Resellers in India.

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