Apple announces Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, and Fitness+


During the September special event, Apple unveiled several new devices and services to help people getting the most of their lives. The event focused mainly on two devices: Apple Watch and iPad, and saw the launch of two new services: Fitness+ and Apple One.


Apple Watch Series 6:


The new generation of Apple Watch comes with the same design as for the two last generations ( Series 4 and 5) and powered by the S6 dual-core processor based on A13 Bionic with an always-On Retina display, a new oximeter sensor to measure the blood oxygen levels within a special app that will notify you if it detects a blood oxygen level below a certain threshold, a U1 chip the same as the one on the iPhone 11, an always-on altimeter provides real-time elevation all day long by using a new barometric altimeter.


Apple Watch Series 6 is available in 40mm and 44mm sizes and comes with several new Solo Loop, Braided Solo Loop and Leather Link bands, new watch faces including a new Memoji theme in silver, space grey, and gold aluminum case options, as well as a new blue color, alongside with new a (PRODUCT)RED color option, with watchOS 7 preinstalled which brings a lot of features like Family Setup, sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, new workout types, and the ability to curate and share watch faces.


Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS) starts at $399 and Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $499.


Apple Watch SE:


Apple launches as well a more affordable watch model calls Apple Watch SE two times faster and 30 percent larger than Series 3. It comes with the S5 System in Package (SiP) and a dual-core processor with a larger Retina display, Fall detection, and features the same always-on altimeter gyroscope, Sleeps tracking, Family Setup, built-in compass as the Apple Watch Series 6.


Apple Watch SE is powered by WatchOS 7, and its price for the GPS model starts at $279, and Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) model starts at $329.


Family Setup:


Family Setup is a new feature in watchOS 7 that extends Apple Watch to the entire family by allowing kids and older family members of the household who do not have an iPhone to benefit from all Apple Watch features. The parents can track their kids and control the activities that they can access and contain a new mode called Schooltime, which can help them stay focused and attentive while learning at home or in the classroom. 




Fitness+ is a new subscription service from Apple for virtual fitness that offers virtual studio-style workouts with trainers that you can access on your iPad, iPhone, or AppleTV device, and when a workout is selected and started on one of those three devices, the correct workout type will automatically start on Apple Watch. During the session, the metrics from Apple Watch are shown on the screen of those devices.

Apple Fitness+ will launch later this year with the most popular workout types including Cycling, Treadmill, Rowing, HIIT, Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, and Mindful Cooldown, and each is accompanied by music curated thoughtfully by the trainers. 

Apple is promising to offer intelligent suggestions for which workouts to try, and each week, the team of Fitness+ trainers will deliver fresh workouts from the studio across a range of lengths, disciplines, and music genres so there are always new workouts to explore. 

Fitness+ is integrated with Apple Music, and at the end of each workout, you get a summary of all your data. It will be available to Apple Watch users before the end of 2020 for $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year, and if you bought a new Apple Watch you will get 3 months for free.


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