Apple Watch Series 6: What to know before buying

The Apple Series 6 is an update to a very popular watch lineup. The Apple Watch is known to have the best software on a watch and really awesome hardware. The Series 6 has several upgrades that will make it seem more essential to people’s lives. With a starting price of 399 dollars, is it really worth the same amount of money as the iPhone SE 2020?

The specs of the Series 6 have not gotten any major upgrades, but does have a few minor ones. It has a 30% larger display than the Series 3, and uses an OLED display capable of 1000 nits of brightness. It also has a 64-bit dual-core processor with GPS and Cellular models available. The speakers are 50% louder than the Series 3, and has an internal mic. It still retains the digital crown with haptic feedback, and a new blood oxygen sensor. Most of the specs are very similar to the Series 5 with an added Product RED color.

According to Apple, the new so-called blood oxygen sensor comprises four LED clusters and four photodiodes, built into its crystal back and informing a Blood Oxygen app to help determine the amount of oxygen in your blood. Once you’re wearing it, the Apple Watch 6 will regularly watch your blood oxygen levels — of course, if you have real concerns about your blood or medical concerns otherwise, it’s best to check in with a medical doctor rather than rely on your smart watch (or any non-medical, non-doctor tech, for that matter).

Overall the watch is still very good and packs a lot of bang for the buck. The Series 6 is the best smart watch you can buy now, unless you absolutely need a circular watch.

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