Top 5 features of Apple Watch Series 6

Apple launched Watch Series 6 in its event on September 15 with many new and interesting features. The watch looks similar to the previous Watch Series 5 despite its new features and fast charging capabilities. We are here with the top 5 features which Apple included first time in the Apple Watch Series 6, so let’s take a look at them.

Blood Oxygen Monitoring sensor:

Apple added a new blood oxygen sensor in the Watch Series 6 which is capable of measuring the amount of oxygen in your blood. This new sensor uses laser light to examine the quality of your blood through your wrist and provide you with helpful data.

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You can access this feature from its dedicated blood oxygen app using some simple steps. Although its availability is limited to certain regions. But despite the ECG feature, it is currently available in more than 100 countries with more countries to be added soon. To access this blood oxygen monitoring you have to check its availability in your area.

Improved battery life with fast charging:

Apple Watch Series 6 provides 18 hours of battery life and it may vary according to your use. Battery life varies by use, configuration, cellular network, signal strength, and many other factors. Apple tested the battery life of the watch in different situations.

Here is the battery capacity of the Apple Watch Series in different situations:

All-Day Battery Life: Up to 18 hours

Audio playback: It can provide you with up to 11 hours of playback from watch storage and up to 8 hours of streaming playlist with LTE

Talk:  The Watch Series 6 provides up to 1.5 hours of talk time while connected directly to LTE.

Workout: During workout sessions, the watch can give up to 11 hours of battery back-up for an indoor workout. While it can provide 7 hours of backup for GPS version and up to 6 hours for GPS and LTE variant.

Charge: Charge time from 0–80% is one hour and 0–100% is 1.5 hours using the included Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable.

New and improved Always-on display:

The Always-on display on the Watch Series 5 was dim and it was difficult to look at it in the daylight. Apple improved it in Series 6 with a more bright Always-on display.

Here’s how you can turn this feature on/off:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. To do this, press the Digital Crown to see the Home screen
  3. Then tap the Settings icon.
  4. Tap Display & Brightness.
  5. Tap Always On to turn the feature on or off.

You can also select Hide Sensitive Complications if you want information such as calendar events, messages, and heart rate to remain hidden when your wrist is down.

Raise to activate Siri:

Earlier you have to command ‘Hey, Siri’ on your Apple Watch to activate Siri. Apple added a new feature to Siri in Watch Series 6. Now you can ask anything from Siri just by lifting your watch to your mouth.

Siri will automatically activate as you lift your arm. But if you are not comfortable with the feature you can also turn off this feature through settings. To do so:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap Siri.
  3.  Turn Raise To Speak off or on.

More accurate Altimeter:

The always-on altimeter on Watch Series 6 lets you track your current elevation in real-time. It uses combined data from GPS and Wi-Fi to track the exact positions of the object in real-time. You can add the elevation complication to the watch face to see your elevation with a glance.

To add it as a complication on your Apple Watch follow these steps:

  1. With the watch face showing, touch and hold the display
  2. Then tap Edit.
  3. Swipe left all the way to the end. If a face offers complications, they’re shown on the last screen.
  4. Tap a complication to select it, turn the Digital Crown to Compass,
  5. Then choose Elevation.
  6. Press the Digital Crown to save your changes
  7. Then tap the face to switch to it.

Read More: Apple Watch Series 6 launched, here’s everything you need to know


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