Here are the new Apple Watch presented by Apple during the Time Flies event
As widely expected, in addition to the new 2020 iPads during the streaming event on September 15, the Cupertino company presented the new Apple Watch Series 6 and the unreleased affordable Apple Watch SE. The two devices go to renew and complete Apple's smartwatch range, which also includes the Apple Watch Series 3. Now, Apple explains, there's an Apple Watch for everyone.
While the top-of-the-line model is for those looking for a smartwatch with all the latest features, the Apple Watch SE is the model for those who simply want to wear an Apple Watch, but aren't willing to spend too much. However, the two extremes of the range share the very refined design and high build quality, typical of Apple products. The Cupertino company has also presented the new Fitness+ service, dedicated to those who want to stay in shape with the smartwatch, and Apple One, a sort of bundle that includes all Apple services in a single monthly subscription.
Apple Watch Series 6: features and price
The heart of the new Apple Watch Series 6 is the S6 chip, which according to Apple offers 20% higher performance than the previous S5. The most noticeable novelty in the daily use of this smart watch, however, is the infrared sensor that detects the oxygen saturation in the blood in 15 seconds.
A novelty that Apple introduced not only to improve the performance of athletes, but also to help ordinary people intercept as soon as possible one of the symptoms of Covid-19: the drop in oxygen in the blood, due to breathing difficulties caused by the virus.
The Apple Watch 6 has a brighter and more readable display and is available with three different straps: the "Solo Loop", in seven colors, designed not to bother you while you sleep so you can wear the watch at night (to measure sleep quality); the "Braided Solo Loop", which is similar but has a braided pattern and only 5 colors available; the "Leather Link" which is instead a recycled leather strap more classic and elegant.
With the Apple Watch Series 6 also comes new designs for the watch face (the so-called "Watch Faces") and new tools for developers to create innovative watch faces.
With the "Family Setup" it will be possible to let children use the watch, we can follow their movements and we can set the "School Time", thanks to which will be blocked all the apps that can distract children while they study.
The price of this device starts from 439 euros and rises depending on the strap, the material of the case, or even depending on the different editions: Classic, Nike, Hermès and Edition. The charger will not be included in the package (Apple says out of respect for the environment). This smartwatch will be on sale starting Friday, but in Italy it will not arrive immediately.
Apple Watch SE: features and price
The Apple Watch SE is Apple's budget smartwatch. It is based on S5 chip and is also available in a version with cellular connection.
It has a large display, the same straps as the Apple Watch Series 6 and is equipped with a sensor to detect falls, compass, altimeter with continuous detection.
Also the Apple Watch SE will be sold without the charger, starting Friday but will arrive in Italy later, at a price of 309 euros.