Recently Apple launched two new watches: the Apple watch series 6 and the Apple watch SE.
And as usual, the internet exploded with videos about this new Apple gadget. We just got dozens of videos of people who share their opinion about Apple’s latest jewelry.
And every one of them got their own opinion. Some say it’s the best watch Apple has launched, and others don’t feel much for the upgrades.
But what is the difference between the Apple Watch Series 5 and Series 6?
The Apple Watch Series 6 is better than the Apple series 5 because of the following:
- The always-on display of the Series 6 is 2.5 times brighter.
- It gets charged in just 1.5 hours.
- The battery life lasts longer, even during exercise.
- The S6 SiP With 64-bit Dual-core Processor is 20 percent faster than the Series 5
- With the advanced health features of series 6, you can measure your blood oxygen.
I bet you still wonder if it’s worth it to upgrade or to step into this new smartwatch world and explore what’s in there for you.
Well, that’s what this article is all about. In this article, we will look at the features of these two new watches, we will perform some price comparisons, and last but not least, we will compare them with the Apple watch series-5 and whether you should upgrade or not.
The Apple Watch Series 6 Health and Wellness Features
So why is everyone so excited about these new Apple watches? Is it because of this super commercial Apple is always so good on? Or is it because Drake shows us how you can use it while you’re bench pressing?
Partially both, I think. But the main reason people are so hyped about the Apple watch series 6 is that it measures your blood oxygen.
When you wear the Apple watch, its sensors can measure your blood to see if you undergo any health issues.
And that’s the very first thing Apple shows us when we visit their website. Once the webpage is uploaded, four red dots appear on the screen With a blood oxygen level, stated as O2.
The Definition of Blood Oxygen Level
By the way, the blood oxygen level is a measure of how much oxygen your blood is carrying. And Vital health means balanced oxygen-saturated blood.
So how does this works anyway? How is a watch capable of reading your blood oxygen level when you have it on your wrist?
Well, as Apple has stated it on their website, the green, red, and infrared LEDs shine light onto the blood vessels in your wrist, and photodiodes measure the amount of light reflected. Advanced algorithms then calculate the color of your blood, which indicates the amount of oxygen present.
How Accurate Is Its Measurement?
But how accurate is it? As Marquez Brownlee stated: “the medical-grade is just kind of there to inform you generally of where you’re at like you probably by yourself won’t.”
The New S6 Chip
The series 6 has a new S6 chip. Apple states that its processor is similar to the A13 Bionic chip inside the iPhone 11.
That means that this watch is 20 percent faster than the previous one. Many users confirm to notice that the Series 6 is indeed faster than the Series 5, especially when you start swiping between apps.
And even though it comes with a brighter display, the battery is not suffering from it. Apple states that this model has even a slightly longer battery lifespan.
So you can listen to an extra hour of your favorite audio, or you can sweat an extra hour in the gym since it can last an extra hour while it tracks your workouts.
So, in a nutshell, the Apple Watch Series 6 can:
- Stay alive for 11 hours when you listen to audio or having a workout
- For 7 hours, if you use GPS
- And For 6 hours if you use LTE.
The Apple Watch Series 6 Sleep App
What else? What is the next awesome thing that series 6 got?
Well, it comes along with a sleep app that kind of tracks your sleep pattern. But there are some things you need to be aware of when it comes to this sleep app tracker:
And that’s the fact that it doesn’t do much extra. Yes, it reminds you to go to bed, and yes, there is something that Apple calls wind-down and wake-up routines, but that’s it.
Unlike Samsung, the watch doesn’t use its infrared lights to use your heart rate data to map out your sleep cycle.
What about the battery? Do you need to have it fully charged before you go to bed? Well, kind of.
Just make sure to have your battery on at least 70 percent before you go to bed. This might go against your intuition since we all put our devices to charge at night to use them during the day.
The series 6, though, invites you to wear your watch while you’re sleeping.
Get The Series 6 Fully Charged In About An Hour
Speaking about battery, the Apple Watch series 6 can be fully charged in about an hour. That’s a bid of an improvement compared to the series 5.
The Improved Software of The Series 6
So there are some hardware changes, but what about the software? Yes, we spoke about the sleep app tracker, but is there something extra that we didn’t saw in the previous models?
And the answer is Yes.
WatchOS 7, which is the newest software Apple launched along with the series 6 and de SE, comes with a handy handwashing tracker, which works as follows: you start washing your hands, and the timer begins and ends with a subtle tick. The best part is that the timer stops running once you stop washing your hands. So it would help if you continued until you notice that tick.
You can even program it to remind you to wash your hands every time several hours go by.
And the best part is that you can use this app with the series 5, as well. Even the series 3 is capable of running WatchOS 7, by the way. I wouldn’t recommend buying the Series 3 since it will be slow with the new WatchOS 7.
The Price Tage Of The Apple Watch Series 6 and The SE
Now we’ve covered all these new features, and I bet you think about these little devices’ price tag.
Well, the Watch Series 6 does have a starting price tag of $399. If you go for a slightly bigger case, you pay $429.
The Watch Series SE is the cheaper model, and it has a starting price tag of $279.
Should you upgrade to the SE or the series 6 if you already have the Series 5? No, you don’t have to upgrade since both models come with the same features.
Yes, the series 6 has an improved battery life, faster charging, a brighter display, and a blood oxygen sensor, but in my opinion, the differences between the series 5 and the series 6 aren’t that big to be worth the update.
And that’s it about the apple watch. I hope you guys have a clear view of how the apple watch works, if it’s worth buying the $400 model or $279, and if you need to upgrade from the series 5 to the series 6.