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Is The Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch Worth Buying? Here Are Factors To Consider

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Suppose you are looking to get a high-end next to perfect smartwatch that would serve you efficiently with immense health and fitness and productivity features. In that case, the Apple watch series 6 smartwatch is definitely what you need to get.

In this Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch review, I will be discussing all you need to know about the watch and why I believe it’s one of the best smartwatches currently in the market.

Apple Series 6 Smartwatch - Red

Design of the Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch

The Apple Watch Series 6 still maintains the unique square design with round corners, which the Apple Watches are known for.

 The only addition to the Apple Watch Series 6 design is the new jewel-toned case colours options which are red or graphite, and its new customised Solo loop band option that does not require clasps, buckles or overlapping parts.

The new Apple Watch Series 6 comes in two different case sizes, the 40mm model measures at 1.56 by 1.35 by 0.42 inches, while the 44mm model measures a bit taller and wider but with the same thickness at 1.73 by 1.48 by 0.42 inches. The new model also comes in three different case material options; polished stainless steel,100percent recycled aluminium or brushed titanium, which would be helpful if you are engaging in outdoor activities like sky-diving.

Size – Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch

  • 40mm model case size
  • Height: 40mm
  • Width: 34mm
  • Depth: 10.7mm
  • 44mm model case size
  • Height: 44mm
  • Width: 38mm
  • 40mm model case material
  • Aluminium: 30.5g
  • Stainless Steel: 39.7g
  • Titanium: 34.6g
  • 44mm model case material
  • Aluminium: 36.5g
  • Stainless Steel: 47.1g
Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch - Black

Display

The display remains a 1.57-inch display with 394 by 324 pixels for the 40mm model while the 44mm Series 6 has a 1.73-inch display with 448 by 368 pixels so nothing really changes in the size or resolution of the display in comparison to the previous Apple Watch Series 5 model and the user interface still remains as bright and responsive as ever.

Health features

Through its Infrared technology, the Apple watch series 6 can now use LED clusters and four photo bodies sensors located at the back to detect within 15 seconds of staying still on your wrist your blood oxygen level(SPO2)and record any important health information. The Apple watch series 6 can also, with the help of the ECG app, generate ECG similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram to monitor your heart rhythm level at any time. Although it can not be as accurate as of the medical machines but it would be useful to identify any cause for alarm.

The Apple watch series 6 can also help you record and track your sleep pattern and with its new sensors detect any breathing disturbances whilst you are sleeping. The Apple watch series 6 smartwatch has a variety of workout routines to select from and on-screen guidance to help you. It also records your daily activity and gives you reminders to achieve a more active life. 

Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch - Red

Performance

The Apple watch series 6 smartwatch has the latest chip in the smartwatch market which makes its performance really fluid and fast. The standard features still remain the same, you can receive messages from text apps, make calls and still make commands to the voice assistant.

A new feature update is the Always-on Retina display so even when your apple watch series 6 is in use on a sunny day you can still see your metrics without lifting your arms and even if you are up in the sky or skiing the always-on altimeter tracks your elevation changes in real-time. 

Another feature to look out for is the fall detection and emergency SOS, the Apple Series 6 smartwatch can detect a hard fall when enabled and contact emergency services automatically. You can also send a message to your emergency contacts by holding and pressing the side buttons.

The Apple watch series 6 also has handwashing features that use AI through your hand motions to detect when you are washing your hands and set timers or reminders. It logs this information in the health app

Battery life

The battery life is amazing, the apple watch series 6 charges from flat to one hundred per cent in an hour and even with the overnight sleep tracker or the always-on display, it still lasts more than 36 hours between charges which is much better than the apple watch series 5. The Apple watch series 6 has a strong battery life to last you through a marathon.

Music features

The Apple watch series 6 has up to seventy-five million songs on Apple music to select from and you can play the music directly from your watch. You can also play music from other streaming platforms from your phone but not directly from your apple watch series 6.

Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch - Pros and Cons

Specification

  • Case size: 40 or 44mm.
  • Case thickness: 10.4mm. 
  • Processor: S6.
  • Storage: 32GB.
  • RAM: Has 1GB of RAM.
  • Operating system: WatchOS 7.
  • Water resistance: It has 50 metres of water resistance (5ATM).
  • Sensors: gyro, HR sensor, ECG, blood oxygen, light, microphone, speaker, NFC, GPS/GNSS, compass, altimeter.
  • Weight: 30.5 to 39.7g or 36.5 to 47.1g depending on the material.
  • Connectivity: Apple watches series 6 smartwatch Bluetooth 5, NFC, wifi n, Ultra-wideband, optional 4G requiring eSIM and a compatible plan.
Apple Series 6 Smartwatch Review

Pros

  • The fall detector feature is smart especially when you are in an emergency and you can not reach for your phone.
  • The ECG reading can be done anytime and anywhere at your wrist.
  • You would be getting a high-end product.

Cons

  • It is definitely way pricier than average smartwatches in the market
  • The sleep tracking feature in the apple watch series 6 does not provide comprehensive reports like REM sleep and the wake-up alarm does not coordinate with your sleep pattern as you would expect.
Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch Review

Buying guide

The Apple watch series 6 is obviously water-resistant up to 50 meters underwater but it’s advised not to use in the sea so you would have to stick with pool water

 How much is the Apple Watch Series 6

The Apple watch series 6 ranges anywhere from $379 to $399 for the GPS-only model and an additional 100$ for the GPS and cellular version.

The Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch available series

Asides from the previous old version like Apple watch series 3, Apple watch series 5. Apple also released a new model alongside the Apple watch series 6 which is the Apple watch SE. The Apple watch series SE is a cheaper version of series 6 at half the price of series 6 with the same outer look design but it does not come with the SPO2 reading, ECG reading or the always-on display feature but it has the fall detection feature.

Is the Apple watch series 6 Smartwatch worth buying

I would definitely recommend the Apple series 6 if you are going for an expensive smartwatch that has all you need in a fitness watch. 

The Apple watch series 6 can track your activity, daily routine and record important health information that would be useful for your doctor. 

The SPO2 and ECG reading health feature is definitely a plus, it might not be the same with the actual medical device but it does a very good job to indicate and alert you if there is a problem and you need to see a doctor.

The Emergency and fall detection is also very brilliant especially when you are in alone and in need of emergency services. It also has a variety of workout routines to choose to range from yoga to swimming.

Conclusion

Generally, I would say Apple definitely knows its stuff and the Apple watch series 6 is definitely a good buy if you are looking to get a high-end efficient smartwatch

Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch Photos

Sam Wilson
Sam Wilson
Who is Sam Wilson? I am a professional writer with more than 5 years of experience in the field. A technology lover with a passion for all things tech-related. I am also fascinated by the ways in which technology can help us do things that we never thought possible.

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Design
90 %
Compatibility
78 %
Features
95 %
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