After Apple finally unveiled a pair of new Apple Watches last week, reviews of the Apple Watch Series 6 hit the web. Many reviewers praised the new smartwatch for its price, functionality, and functionality.
The Apple Watch Series 6, which starts at $ 399, has a new health sensor. That way, people can measure their blood oxygen levels right on their wrists, said Jeff Williams, Apple’s COO, at the event. Blood oxygen levels are measured using infrared technology, and the watch can also measure altitude in real time.
The new watch, which hit stores on September 18, also features an S6 dual-core processor optimized for the Series 6 and a new chip that makes the watch about 20% faster than the Series 5, an optimized one Display that makes viewing easier in bright sunlight.
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Here are some of the best reviews of the Apple Watch Series 6.
Verge reviewer Dieter Bohn said that while he spent less than 24 hours on the watch, he appreciated the brightness of the screen and the faster processor.
“I think the main benefit most people get from the S6 system is that it has enough processing headroom to keep it quick with future updates,” Bohn wrote. “Apple’s silicon is so ridiculously ahead of Qualcomm’s on smartwatches that Apple could have kept the Series 5 internals, and I doubt anyone would have minded.”
Engadget reviewer Valentina Palladino mentioned the fact that there are only “a few new hardware updates, but that’s not a bad thing”.
“Most of the new features that I can’t speak to yet, require a few days to test – sleep tracking, long-term VO2 max calculations, and blood oxygen measurements are the most important among them,” wrote Palladino. “But the Apple Watch Series 6 made a great first impression. Is it worth upgrading from the Series 5? We’ll wait to answer that in our full review, but regardless, the Series 6 seems promising (albeit subtle) to be upgrade to an already excellent smartwatch. “
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Vanessa Hand Orellana, CNet reviewer, appreciated the blood oxygen levels, the new processor and the slightly longer battery life.
“The other major upgrade for the Apple Watch Series 6 is the faster processor: Apple’s S6 chip is based on the A13 Bionic chip in the iPhone 11,” Orellana wrote. “Aside from making apps launch faster, the new processor makes the watch more efficient to save battery life while it is in use. In my 10 hours of operation, the Apple Watch had no problem loading apps, displaying messages, and displaying statistics in Real time. But the Series 5 already felt fast to me, and so far I haven’t noticed much change in my daily use. “
Tom’s Guide reviewer Kate Kozuch compared the Apple Watch Series 6 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and suggested that iPhone users continue to stick with the Series 6 when looking for an upgrade.
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Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this story.