Monitor even more of your health with the Apple Watch Series 6. The Series 6 adds pulse oximetry to measure your blood's oxygen levels (SpO2) in just 15 seconds, as well as showing you your VO2 Max (maximum oxygen consumption) score. These indicators can provide early warnings to possible respiratory conditions. They are joined by an optical heart rate monitor and the ability to record your own ECG (electrocardiogram). The Series 6 can even detect and help you with healthy habits, such as hand-washing detection, which displays a 20-second animated countdown as you scrub.
Fitness is a large part of staying healthy, and the Apple Watch has a variety of ways to assist you in reaching your goals. Activity Rings displays three rings that correspond to movement, exercise, and standing. Stay mobile throughout the day to hit new personal bests as you close the rings. You can also choose from a variety of workouts, such as running, swimming, yoga, cycling, and more; with the watch recording and tracking their specific metrics. Whether inside or outdoors, the Series 6 can guide you via GPS and even provide continuous elevation updates on screen.
Fitness and health metrics can be viewed, customized, and tracked on the Apple Watch's curved watch face that houses an always-on LTPO OLED Retina display. Even in direct sunlight you can view the screen with just a glance. As you move, choose from a variety of music, podcasts, and audiobooks to entertain and motivate you. For added fun, share your activity rings with friends and challenge them to 7-day activity competitions.
Throughout the day, the Apple Watch Series 6 keeps you connected with the world around you. When paired with your iPhone, you can make calls and send texts directly from your wrist, navigate your surroundings with Maps, buy items with Apple Pay, and use your voice to interact with Siri. Made to last in almost any kind of weather, the Apple Watch Series 6 is water-resistant up to 164'. Use its 32GB of built-in storage for apps, watch faces, music, and more.
This new sensor and app has the ability to measure the amount of oxygen in your blood and how well your body absorbs it, which can be essential indicators of potential respiratory conditions. The pulse oximetry SpO2 readings can be made on demand, taking only 15 seconds, as well as in the background, even at night while you sleep.
Combining electrodes inside the digital crown and a back crystal, the Apple Watch can generate an ECG waveform in as little as 30 seconds. Simply touch the digital crown with your finger. This measurement can possibly help identify medical conditions, and you will be notified if the watch detects a low or high heart rate, as well as an irregular rhythm.
The Sleep app works with the Apple Watch to track sleep trends, providing you with data and metrics to allow you to get a better night's rest.
A free 3-month trial of Apple Fitness+ is included with the Apple Watch Series 6. Fitness+ gives you access to knowledgeable trainers for a more focused workout, and metrics can be shared between Apple devices, including an iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
A wide range of watch faces are available for the Series 6 watch, including hobby-based faces that provide essential information for specific activities. You can also select from faces that express your personality, heritage, or style.
Some watch faces include:
- Waterspeed: Surfing forecasts and conditions from Dawn Patrol, plus data for sailing, kayaking, and more
- SolarWatch & NightSky: See a visualization of the day/night cycle and display stargazing conditions
- CARROT Weather: Weather forecasts, humidity, barometric pressure, and more
- Lumy: Photographers can track sunrises, sunsets, lighting conditions, and weather
Allow members of your family to use an Apple Watch Series 6, even if they don't own an iPhone. All you need is one iPhone to pair everyone's watches. Once paired, the iPhone can manage the watches and everyone can stay in touch via phone, text, or walkie-talkie. Each watch can also play music, find apps, and utilize integrated fitness tracking, such as Activity Rings.
The Apple Watch Series 6 uses an accelerometer and gyroscope to detect whether you've fallen. If a fall occurs, the Apple Watch delivers an on-screen prompt where you can swipe to have it call emergency services or dismiss it. After 60 seconds of unresponsiveness, the Series 6 will place the call automatically and send a message to your emergency contacts.
Emergency SOS allows you to quickly get help. It calls 911, notifies your emergency contacts, sends your current location, and displays your Medical ID badge on the screen for emergency personnel.
Three activity rings on the Apple Watch Series 6 are designed to help you measure all of the ways you move throughout the day. As you move, each ring begins to close, giving you additional motivation to close your rings and increase mobility.
- Move: The Move ring tracks the active calories you burn. Active calories are the ones you burn through all kinds of movement, from taking the stairs at work to playing with the kids.
- Exercise: The Exercise ring shows you how many minutes of brisk activity you've done, whether you're working out or just moving at a fast pace.
- Stand: Sitting too much has the potential to contribute to health problems over time. This ring is designed to keep track of the amount of times you stand throughout the day.