Apple Event: The new Apple Watch Series 6 and affordable Apple Watch SE

Apple today has announced its ‘most powerful smartwatch’ yet: The Apple Watch Series 6 alongwith an affordable and upgraded Apple Watch SE smartwatch.

Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE Price and Availability

Apple Watch series 6 in India will start at:

  • Rs 40,900 for the GPS variant
  • Rs 49,900 for the GPS+Cellular variant
  • It will be available in 40mm and 44mm watch sizes.

Apple Watch SE in India will start at:

  • Rs 29,900 for the GPS model
  • Rs 33,900 for the GPS+Cellular model.
  • It will be available in 40mm and 44mm watch sizes.

In the USA, Apple Watch series 6 and Apple Watch SE pre-orders will be started from today and watches will be available from September 18th. Booking and purchase can be done on and Apple Store app. The availability of both smartwatches in India is yet to be announced.

Apple Watch Series 6 Highlighted Features

  • It will be powered by a new S6 SoC using Thunder CPUs from the A13. It is claimed to be up to two times faster than the S5 processor available on the Apple Watch Series 5.
  • It will be Apple’s first watch to measure SpO2 levels (blood oxygen levels). Apple claims that measurement can be taken in mere 15 seconds.
  • It supports continuous Altimeter measurements.
  • The improved Retina display has a better always-on display that’s 2.5x brighter than the previous generation.
  • The new Apple Watch Series 6 uses a new stretchable silicon and braiden fabric made ‘Solo Loop Band’ instead of traditional watch bands. There is a separate Leather Link band for Apple Watch models too.
  • The smartwatch retains ECG capabilities from the older generation watches that can detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) and can provide an ECG report.
  • The watch uses an ultra-wideband (UWB) technology and the U1 chip for the first time that enable connectivity using radio waves in a short range.
  • It offers mental health tracking, can detect panic attacks and levels of stress, can record sleep patterns, can detect falls or accidents.
  • New sets of watch faces to be included.
  • It is claimed to have a battery life of 18 hours.
  • The watch comes in 40mm and 44mm case options having a ceramic or sapphire crystal back finish and comes in aluminium, stainless steel, titanium and ceramic materials. The watch aluminium case is made from 100% recycled materials.

Apple Watch SE Highlighted Features

  • The affordable Apple Watch SE uses the same large screen as Series 6, but uses the S5 SoC chip.
  • The sensors are the same as Series 6 but without the blood oxygen sensor and without the ECG tracking.
  • It uses the same resolution, 1000 nits peak brightness Retina display as the Series 6 watch but lacks the Always-on display feature.
  • It includes heart rate monitoring, irregular heart rhythm notifications, fall detection, emergency SOS, international emergency calling and other safety features.
  • New sets of watch faces to be included.
  • It is said to provide a battery life upto 18 hours.
  • It will be available in 40mm and 44mm cases with Gold, Silver and Space Gray aluminium finishes.

Apple Family Setup, Apple Fitness+

  • The cellular version of Apple Watch Series 4 or later models can be configured and paired with different iPhones as part of the ‘Family Setup’ app. This will allow parents to monitor their children’s activities or health status elderly members of the family.
  • Apple Fitness+ is a new subscription based service by the company that will be providing users with 10 different workout types, including yoga, cycling, dance, treadmill walking and running, strength exercises, core, HIIT, rowing and mindful cooldown workouts. Initially it will launch in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US at the end of the year.

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