Apple has officially announced the Apple Watch Series 6. It will be released on September 18, with pricing starting at $399. Preorders are available now through Apple, and will presumably appear at other retailers before long. We’ll add them below when they do.
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Apple Watch Series 6 comes in blue, gold, black, and Product Red editions. It sports a new processor that makes it up to 20% faster than the Series 5. The biggest addition to the Series 6 is a new health sensor that monitors your blood oxygen levels. It also has an improved always-on display that’s 2.5 times brighter than in the previous model and a bunch of new faces.
Naturally, it also has all the sensors and features of the Series 5, so it offers ECG, fall detection, and multi-faceted fitness tracking.
It ships with WatchOS 7, which has a number of new features. It has a new Sleep app that you can use to create a bedtime routine and track your sleep. It has new faces and workouts. It even has hand washing detection, and it can set a 20-second timer when it notices you begin washing your hands. For more information, check out our Apple Watch Series 6 announcement article.
Overall, Apple Watch Series 6 isn’t a massive upgrade as these things go, but it has some handy improvements over the previous model. And thanks to the faster processor speed, it’s more future-proof than either of the other options.
For a lower-priced Apple Watch, you now have two options. One is the new Apple Watch SE, which is similar to an Apple Watch 5 and starts at $279. The Apple Watch Series 3 is also still available, starting at $199 (though it’s currently on sale at Amazon for $169.
Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.
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