In addition to the Apple Watch 6, Apple also introduced the cheaper Apple Watch SE. We summarize all information on price, release and features.
As part of their online event, Apple presented the new Apple Watch Series 6. The design has not changed compared to the Apple Watch 5, but the Apple Watch 6 has new features inside.
Apple Watch 6 measures blood oxygen
The possibility of measuring blood oxygen was expected in advance. This should happen within 15 seconds. The Apple Watch 6 uses red light and infrared light for measurement. Additional sensors should improve sleep tracking, which is made available with watchOS 7.
The Apple Watch 6 works with the new S6 processor and should be up to 20 percent more powerful. The always-on display is up to 2.5 times brighter than the previous model. Nevertheless, the Apple Watch 6 should again have 18 hours of endurance. At the same time, the charging process should also go faster.
The Apple Watch 6 is available with an aluminum case in gray, silver, gold, blue and a red “Product (RED)” version. There are also stainless steel cases in graphite and gold as well as titanium cases. The prices are at the same level as the Apple Watch 5 and start at 418.15 euros. The model with cellular module is available from 515.65 euros.
Apple Watch SE
In addition, Apple has also presented a cheaper Apple Watch model. The Apple Watch SE has the same larger display that has been installed since the Apple Watch 4, but no always-on display like the 5th and 6th generation. The fall detection is on board, but blood oxygen and EKG are missing. With the cellular model, international emergency calls are possible, a feature that the Apple Watch 6 also has.
The Apple Watch SE is available from 291.45 euros, with eSIM from 340.20 euros. They are available with aluminum housings in gray, silver and gold.
Both the Apple Watch 6 and the Apple Watch SE can now be pre-ordered. They will be delivered from Friday, September 18. The scope of delivery does not include a power supply, for environmental reasons, as Apple says.
watchOS 7 from September 16
WatchOS 7 will also be available from tomorrow. The new version includes sleep tracking and a timer for hand washing. You can also use Family Setup to register an Apple Watch with your own iPhone for family members who do not have an iPhone themselves.