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QUALITY TIME - Apple Watch 6
T3 Magazine|November 2020
QUALITY TIME - Apple Watch 6
More evolution than revolution, new sensors and better health tracking still make this the best yet

From £379 apple.com

Given you’ve already read our Apple Watch SE review (p64), here we’re focusing on what makes the Watch 6 unique. And there’s plenty to justify its price, with a boosted screen and more health sensors than you can shake a stick at.

Starting with the screen, the main development is that the always-on display is now 2.5 times brighter than on the Series 5, which is a pretty damn significant increase. When you turn the Watch to face you, the always-on OLED display pushes itself to full brightness, which, as with the SE, is around 1,000 nits.

In terms of design, this new watch is marginally thinner and is in four new colours. You can now get the aluminium case in both blue and red, and both are pretty fetching. The stainless steel version comes in a new gold finish that replaces the old one, and a new ‘Graphite’ finish that replaces the old ‘Space Black’.

When it comes to new health and fitness features, only the pulse oxygen sensor is a major addition in the Series 6. Additional LED lights on the back of the Watch can sense how well-fuelled with oxygen your blood is. This can be of interest to those especially into fitness training, for tracking how quickly your body regains its oxygen. For the non-hardcore, it’s potentially useful as a way to check your health.

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November 2020