Apple Watch Series 6
Mac Life|December 2020
Not as radical as the Series 5, but a welcome update nonetheless
ROB MEAD-GREEN

From $399 (40mm)/$429 (44mm) From Apple, apple.com

Features 40mm or 44mm case size, Apple S6 processor, always–on Retina display, water resistant to 50m, 18 hours battery life, GPS, cellular connectivity options

Launched at Apple’s Time Flies event in September, the Apple Watch Series 6 is slicker, quicker, and more functional than ever. This year’s model builds on the success of the Series 5 (which took the radical step of incorporating an always–on display) by including a more efficient S6 processor and adding blood oxygen monitoring. The Apple Watch Series 6 is also available in a range of new colors, including (Product) Red.

Prices start at $399 for the 40mm aluminium Watch and $429 for the 44mm model. You can opt for Stainless Steel (from $699/$749) or Titanium (from $799/$849) cases, plus there are a range of strap options, topping out with the Hermès at $1,499.

Whichever style of Watch Series 6 you buy, its form and function remain the same. You get a rounded rectangle with a smooth glass top that gently curves into its case. On the right are the color–ringed Digital Crown and side button; at the back you’ll find a completely redesigned crystal containing four LED clusters and four photodiodes — these enable the Watch to monitor your blood oxygen levels. And the Apple Watch has the ability to monitor your heart rate too.

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