Apple Watch Series 6 full specs

Apple Watch Series 6 – Full Specifications and Features Review

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Last Updated on September 18, 2020 by Jude Simeone

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The most anticipated smartwatch of 2020, Apple Watch Series 6 has been announced and its set to be released tomorrow. The new Apple Watch was announced alongside Apple Watch SE as it succeeds in Apple Watch Series 5. It comes with WatchOS 7 out of the box, the new operating system that will henceforth power Apple Smartwatches. New features include a brighter display, better performance with S6 chip, family setup, improved Siri, and more fitness tracking features like handwashing app, sleep tracking, blood oxygen, and ECG tracking. I bring you the full specifications and features of the Apple Watch Series 6 so you know what’s new.

Apple Watch Series 6 – Full Specifications

Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm) (Cellular)Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm) (Cellular)
Apple Watch Series 6 specsApple Watch Series 6 40mm (cellular) specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Features:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Price:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Design:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Battery:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)
Features:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Price:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameApple Watch Series 6 (44mm) (Cellular)Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm) (Cellular)
Device typeStandalone/Fitness smartwatchStandalone/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorApple Watch Series 5Apple Watch Series 5
Successor----
Released dateSeptember, 2020September, 2020
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeLTPO OLEDLTPO OLED
Display size1.78 inches (44mm)1.65 inches (40mm)
Display resolution448 x 368 pixels (44mm)324 x 394 pixels
Pixel density----
Input typeTouchscreen
1 button plus
Digital Crown with haptic feedback
Touchscreen
1 button plus
Digital Crown with haptic feedback
Always-onYesYes
Customizable watch faceYesYes

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Dimension44 x 38 x 10.4 mm (44mm)
40 x 34 x 10.4 mm (40mm)

40 x 34 x 10.4 mm (40mm)
Weight36.5 grams30.5 grams
Casing materialStainless steel
Aluminum
Titanium
Stainless steel
Aluminum
Titanium
Strap/band materialSolo loop
(silicone)

Braided loop
(Silicone and Polyester)
Solo loop
(silicone)

Braided loop
(Silicone and Polyester)
Bezel MaterialCeramicsCeramics
Strap size125 - 210mm125 - 210mm
Interchangeable band YesYes
Screen protectionSapphire crystal glassSapphire crystal glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, IP68, 5ATMYes, IP68, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)(Aluminum)
Space gray
Gold
Silver
Red
Blue

(Stainless Steel)
Gold PVD
Graphite
Silver

(Titanium)
Space black
Titanium
(Aluminum)
Space gray
Gold
Silver
Red
Blue

(Stainless Steel)
Gold PVD
Graphite
Silver

(Titanium)
Space black
Titanium

MEMORY

RAM1GB1GB
Internal storage32GB32GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth callingYesYes
Wi-FiYesYes
NFCYesYes
GPSA-GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSSA-GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/QZSS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology2G/3G/4G2G/3G/4G
SIMe-SIMe-SIM
Band____

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressYesYes
VO2 Max.YesYes
Blood oxygenYesYes
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYesYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate tracking____
Preloaded mapsYesYes
On-screen workout modesNoNo
Triathlon modeYesYes
ECG TrackingYesYes
Preloaded sport modesYesYes
Safety trackingYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4
Music streamingYesYes
Bluetooth musicYesYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerYesYes
MicrophoneYesYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassYesYes
Gyroscope YesYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse OximeterYesYes
ECGYesYes
ThermometerYes, (App)Yes, (App)
Other sensors____

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)WatchOS 7WatchOS 7
ChipsetApple S6, 64bitApple S6, 64bit
CPUDual coreDual core
GPUPowerVRPowerVR

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-ion battery
Battery capacity ----
Battery lifeMixed usage: 18 hrsMixed usage: 18 hrs
Charging typeMagnetic chargingMagnetic charging
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeYesYes
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseYesYes

MISC

Payment systemApple PayApple Pay
Compatibility iPhone 5s+
iOS 12+
iPhone 5s+
iOS 12+
Companion appApple watch APPApple watch APP
Voice commandYesYes

BOX CONTENTS

Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm)Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm)
StrapsStraps
Magnetic charging cable + USB adapterMagnetic charging cable + USB adapter
Quick start guideQuick start guide
NOTE: We can't guarantee that all the information on this table are 100% correct. Read full disclaimer. Please, report an error.
Official SiteOfficial Site

Difference Between Apple Watch Series 6 vs SE

Before proceeding, let me state the difference between Watch 6 and SE edition. The Watch 6 comes in aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium, unlike Watch SE that’s available in only aluminum. You also get Watch 6 in more color options, unlike Watch SE that comes in only three color options. Moreover, Watch 6 features an always-on display with more fitness tracking features like blood oxygen and ECG tracking which Watch SE lacks. As a result, Watch SE is a lot cheaper than Watch 6.

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FEATURESApple Watch Series 6
(GPS)
Apple Watch Series 6
(Cellular)
Display1.78 inches
2.5x brighter than SE
1.78 inches
2.5x brighter than SE
Share Watch FacesYesYes
Add Widget to Watch FaceYesYes
Always-On DisplayYesYes
MaterialsAluminum
Stainless steel
Titanium
Aluminum
Stainless steel
Titanium
Storage32GB32GB
Memoji App
Allows you to send emojis as sticker in messages or use it as your watch face.
YesYes
Family Setup
Allows family members who don't own an iPhone to still enjoy all the features of an Apple Watch by adding and assigning numbers to different Apple Watches which can be managed from a single iPhone.
NoYes
Smart Money With Apple CashYesYes
Find my App
A feature that lets you know the location of family members.
NoYes
Cycling Maps
A feature that guides cyclists by showing direction, suggesting lanes, and more.
YesYes
Hearing Protection
Alerts you when you have reached the maximum recommended listening dose for the week, and also allows you to set maximum volume for your headphone.
YesYes
Handwashing App
Guides you to wash your hand for up to 20 seconds recommended by WHO. Also reminds you to wash your hands when you get home.
YesYes
Sleep TrackingYesYes
Incidental Fall DetectionNoYes (Cellular)
International Emergency Calling
Allow you to call emergency contacts almost anywhere in the world.
NoYes (Cellular)
Blood Oxygen Tracking
Monitors your blood oxygen to determine how well your blood absorbs oxygen.
YesYes
ECG tracking
Allows you to take an electrocardiogram test on your wrist that's capable of detecting irregular heart rhythm and can help you prevent atrial fibrillations.
YesYes
Fitness+
Apple introduces a fitness service that features workout plans and coaching from professionals around the world. $9.99/month after the first 3 months.
YesYes
ProcessorS6 chip dual-core processor and W3 wireless chip

20% faster than S5
S6 chip dual-core processor and W3 wireless chip

20% faster than S5

Apple Watch Series 6 Features Review

Same Appearance, Improved Design

The appearance of the Watch 6 remains the same as its predecessor, its the same rectangular shape and same dimension that comes in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm. However, the Watch 6 is slightly slimmer at 10.4mm compared to 10.7mm of Watch 5. It comes in three materials; aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel case while the screen is protected by sapphire glass material. The interchangeable straps come in a new design, solo loop, and braided loop, both designs dump the buckle design custom with most smartwatches. While the solo loop is made from silicone, the braided loop is made from silicone and polyester.

The 1.78 inches LTPO OLED powered display is always-on just like Watch 5, but now 2.5 times brighter. This makes it even easier to read complications on the display outdoors. New watch faces have been added and with WatchOS 7 out of the box, you get features like memoji app that allows you to send emojis as stickers as well as the ability to create and share watch faces. Navigation is also easy with the digital rotating crown with haptic feedback that offers a click-like feel as you scroll in addition to touchscreen support.

The aluminum model of Watch 6 is available in three colors; silver, space gray, gold, red and blue, while the stainless steel model is available in silver, graphite, and PVD gold. The titanium model is available in space black and titanium colors.

A Sophiticated Fitness Tracker – Sleep and Blood Oxygen Monitoring Introduced
  1. Sleep and Blood Oxygen Tracking Have Beed Added (NEW)
  2. Like Galaxy Watch and many Garmin smartwatches, Apple has now introduced sleep tracking and blood oxygen tracking to the Watch 6. The sleep app tracks and shows a chart of your sleep, while the blood oxygen feature tracks your blood oxygen to determine how well your blood utilizes oxygen. This features also comes handy for climbers as it can help you know when it’s not safe to continue climbing.

  3. Handwashing Added and Hearing Protection Upgraded (NEW)
  4. Other new features include the handwashing app that reminds you to wash your hand for up to 20 seconds inline with recommended guidelines by WHO which can help prevent Covid-19 and other diseases alike, the hearing protection introduced to Watch 5 has been upgraded to offer more protection for your ear with a feature that alerts you when you have reached the recommended weekly listening dose by WHO.

  5. Cycling Map Added (NEW)
  6. Another new feature is the cycling map app that can show you directions to follow, as well as suggest lanes to follow. The cycling map can also tell you ahead of time when there’s a need to dismount, walk, and more. There’s also the feature that allows you to search nearby places while you ride.

  7. Activity App Renamed to Fitness with Addition of New 4 Workout Modes (NEW)
  8. The activity app has been redesigned and renamed to fitness app with the additions of four workout modes that include; dance, functional strength training, core training, and cooldown. Now, you can check your daily metrics in the app as well as the ability to share and compete with family members and friends.

  9. Apple Lunches Fitness+ (NEW)
  10. Also coming with Watch 6 is the new Fitness+ service which provides workout plans by professional trainers around the world. This marks a new beginning for Apple as they join the likes of Fitbit that already offer workouts plans from professionals alike.

  11. Other Fitness Tracking Features

Beyond the newly added fitness tracking features, the Watch 6 will track your heart rate and can alert you when it detects abnormal heart rate. It also tracks your calories, steps, floors climbed with the always-on altimeter, and as well features incidental fall detection, SOS emergency, and international emergency calling that were present on the Watch 5. Watch 6 also has an inbuilt GPS that allows you to track outdoor activities such as locations, routes, and more.

32GB Massive Storage Capacity

Watch 6 comes with a massive 32GB storage capacity that lets you store and play music on the watch. You can also stream from popular services.

Microphone and Loudspeaker Enable Bluetooth Calling

Just like older models of Apple smartwatches, the Watch 6 comes with a microphone and loudspeaker that lets you access Siri, play music aloud, and as well make and receive calls directly from the GPS models with Bluetooth connection to an iPhone.

The cellular models are standalone smartwatches that allow you to make and receive calls without carrying a phone along.

Notifications and Replies

Just like Galaxy Watch 3, Watch 6 syncs with Apple Watch App and will alert you when you receive notifications on your iPhone. You can also reply to text messages directly from the Watch 6.

Make Payment with Apple Pay

With Apple Pay, you can make payments directly from the Watch 6 simply with your credit or debit card. This comes handy in helping you pay for goods and services without having to carry cash around.

Siri is Smarter – Language Translation With On Watch Request processing

Siri which has been around all along on previous models of Apple smartwatches has received a significant boost that enables it to translate languages into another with support for up to 10 languages. Moreover, a request is now processed on the Watch rather than on the phone which results in a faster and more accurate response, and with shortcuts, you can easily access whats matters most to you.

WatchOS 7 Out of The Box

WatchOS 7 is the new operating system upon which the new Apple Watches will run on as well as older models down to Apple Watch Series 3. It features a family setup that allows family members without an iPhone to enjoy Apple Watch features, there is the memoji app, location tracking, watch face sharing, sleep app, etc. Read it all about the features of the WatchOS 7.

Disapponting 18 Hours Battery Life

Despite the significant improvements that come with the Watch 6, battery life has not improved. However, it still offers up to 18 hours of battery life form a single charge. In other words, you need to always power up the Watch 6 at least once every day to stay connected.

Pros

  • Premium, lighwight and sophisticated design.
  • A sophisticated fitness tracker; ECG, blood oxygen, sleep tracking and more..
  • Massive 32GB storage.

Cons

  • 18 hours battery life isn’t so impressive.
Aple Watch Series 6 Prices

The price of the Watch 6 starts at $399 for the 40mm aluminum model and $480 for the 44mm model. The cellular models are priced higher.

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