At its Apple Event today, the company introduced the new Series 6 of the family Apple watch. In addition to its new models, this one has a focus on measuring blood oxygen in the context of the pandemic, plus a new Family Setup so that all members of a family can keep in touch.

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This is the new Apple Watch Series 6

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The latest of Apple’s smartwatches, Apple Watch Series 6, maintains the style of the smart watch series. However, it adds relevant characteristics that have to do with the early detection of certain health conditions (which were already present in some competing models), such as changes in blood oxygen to Covid-19 and influenza. as well as a reminder to wash your hands for the recommended time.

The company points out that it is already working together with other organizations so that, eventually, Series 6 is able to detect Covid-19.

This is the new Apple Watch Series 6

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Series 6 It works on watchOS7, which the company introduced earlier this year. This includes the new S6 processor based on Apple’s A13 chip, which promises 20% faster performance. While performance improves, Series 6 maintains the 18-hour battery life of its previous model.

Series 6 comes in gold, graphite, blue and the new red version: RED. One strap, Solo Loop, is made from recycled silicone one-piece materials and has a choice of seven different colors.

Family Setup

Apple introduced the functionality to monitor family members with their own smartwatches, even if they don’t have their own iPhone. Thus, older adults and children can keep in touch with the adults in their family.

This is the new Apple Watch Series 6

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With Family Setup, parents will be able to configure calls from their children’s watch, place geolocation alerts and add the “do not disturb” mode for school or homework.

Along with Series 6 comes Apple Watch SE, with all the features of Series 6 and at a price of $ 279: a friendlier and cheaper version for new users of Apple smart watches. Both will be available starting this Friday.

Prices

These are the Apple Watch Series 6 dollar prices:

Apple Watch Series 6 $ 399
Apple Watch Series 3 $ 199.
Apple Watch SE $ 279