During its ‘Time Flies’ event, Apple unveiled four new products: Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, 8th Gen. Apple iPad, and New iPad Air. The Apple Watch Series 6 is the company’s highest-end smartwatch yet, and it brings some important upgrades over last year’s Apple Watch Series 5.
Apple Watch Series 6 Price in India
The Apple Watch Series 6 has a starting price tag of ₹40,990 in India. The LTE variant of the Apple Watch Series 6 will have a starting price of ₹49,990 in the country. All the colour variants of the smartwatch are now listed on Apple’s website for the Indian market. No launch date has been specified by the company yet, but we expect it to become available in the next few weeks.
Apple Watch Series 6 Features, Specs
For starters, the new Apple Watch blood oxygen monitoring, something that has become quite a valuable tool these days to determine whether a person is potentially infected with the COVID-19 virus. Thanks to the new heart-rate sensor, the smartwatch can periodically check your blood oxygen levels and notify you when it drops below the recommended levels. Apple announced that it will use data obtained from the blood oxygen sensor from the Watch Series 6 to support research studies that explore asthma, COVID-19, flu, and heart failure studies.
The new smartwatch also comes with the Apple S6 processor. It features a dual-core CPU that’s based on the A13 Bionic processor used in the iPhone 11 series. It allows the Apple Watch Series 6 to run 20% faster than the S5-equipped Apple Watch Series 5. Connectivity features include LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. It supports Apple Pay and has 32GB storage. The new smartwatch also features the U1 chip for Ultra Wideband connectivity, allowing the device to act as a Digital Key to unlock compatible cars and smart homes.
The Apple Watch Series 6 features a Retina Display that is 2.5 times brighter in the Always-On mode, making it much easier to see the contents on the display under direct sunlight. Users can even access Complications, Control Centre, Notifications Centre, and change watch faces without waking up the screen. The new watch is available in 40mm and 44mm sizes. They feature IP68 certification for dust and water resistance (up to 50m). It features a loudspeaker and a microphone for calls and media playback.
Apple has also introduced fast charging to its smartwatch lineup with the Watch Series 6. The new smartwatch’s battery can be fully charged in 1.5 hours. It also offers longer battery life during certain workouts (indoor and outdoor running). Other features of the Apple Watch Series 6 include an always-on altimeter, compass, ECG, fall detection, GPS, heart-rate monitoring, noise monitoring, and sleep tracking. It also offers high and low heart rate notifications and irregular heart rhythm notifications.
The aluminium version of the smartwatch now comes in two new colours: Blue and (PRODUCT)RED. The Stainless Steel model of the smartwatch is now available in graphite and yellow gold colours. The Apple Watch Edition version of the Apple Watch Series 6 is available in natural and space black titanium colours. It is also available in Apple Watch Nike and Apple Watch Hermes versions. Apple is still sticking to 18-hour battery life claims for the Apple Watch Series 6.
Apple Watch Series 6 New Bands: Solo Loop, Braided Solo Loop, Leather Link
Apple is also introducing three new band styles: Solo Loop, Braided Solo Loop, and Leather Link. The Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop watch bands have no clasp or buckle. Apple will offer them in nine sizes so that everyone will find a size that fits them. They feature a smooth and silky finish. The Leather Link band wraps around the wrist elegantly to link to the other side with flexible moulded magnets.