The Apple Watch Series 6 has been revealed, with a host of new features.
It brings a selection of new colours, in a gold stainless steel finish, a “graphite” colour as well as blue and red aluminium ones.
The new Apple Watch also has a pulse oximeter, which can measure the amount of oxygen pumping around the body. That feature – which is present in competitors’ smartwatches such as those from Garmin and Fitbit – can help understand general health, as well as potentially alerting people to respiratory infections such as Covid-19.
As well as adding the new sensor, Apple will collaborate with health researchers to launch new studies, including one that will aim to understand whether blood oxygen measurements can be used to fight the coronavirus crisis.
The new Watch also includes a new “S6” processor that will allow it to work more quickly, Apple said.
And it will also have a more visible screen, as well as an always-on altimeter that will measure how high up people are, for tracking activities such as hikes.