Apple Watch Series 6 delivers breakthrough wellness and fitness capabilities (2023)

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PRESS RELEASE September 15, 2020

Featuring a Blood Oxygen sensor and app, new case finishes, and watchOS 7

Introducing Apple Watch Series 6, featuring a revolutionary Blood Oxygen sensor and app.

Cupertino, California — Apple today announced Apple Watch Series 6, introducing a revolutionary Blood Oxygen feature that offers users even more insight into their overall wellness. Apple Watch Series 6 delivers many notable hardware improvements, including a faster S6 System in Package (SiP) and next-generation always-on altimeter, along with its most colorful lineup yet, featuring a beautiful palette of new case finishes and bands. watchOS 7 brings Family Setup, sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, new workout types, and the ability to curate and share watch faces, encouraging customers to be more active, stay connected, and better manage their health in new ways.

“Apple Watch Series 6 completely redefines what a watch can do,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “With powerful new features, including a Blood Oxygen sensor and app,1 Apple Watch becomes even more indispensable by providing further insight into overall well-being.”

Apple Watch Series 6 offers its most colorful collection yet.

Blood Oxygen Sensor and App

Apple Watch Series 6 expands the health capabilities of previous Apple Watch models with a new feature that conveniently measures the oxygen saturation of the user’s blood, so they can better understand their overall fitness and wellness. Oxygen saturation, or SpO2, represents the percentage of oxygen being carried by red blood cells from the lungs to the rest of the body, and indicates how well this oxygenated blood is being delivered throughout the body.

To compensate for natural variations in the skin and improve accuracy, the Blood Oxygen sensor employs four clusters of green, red, and infrared LEDs, along with the four photodiodes on the back crystal of Apple Watch, to measure light reflected back from blood. Apple Watch then uses an advanced custom algorithm built into the Blood Oxygen app, which is designed to measure blood oxygen between 70 percent and 100 percent. On-demand measurements can be taken while the user is still, and periodic background measurements occur when they are inactive, including during sleep. All data will be visible in the Health app, and the user will be able to track trends over time to see how their blood oxygen level changes.

The new Blood Oxygen sensor and app conveniently measure the oxygen saturation of blood so users can better understand their overall fitness and wellness.

Apple is joining forces with researchers to conduct three health studies that include using Apple Watch to explore how blood oxygen levels can be used in future health applications. This year, Apple will collaborate with the University of California, Irvine, and Anthem to examine how longitudinal measurements of blood oxygen and other physiological signals can help manage and control asthma.

Separately, Apple will work closely with investigators at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at the University Health Network, one of the largest health research organizations in North America, to better understand how blood oxygen measurements and other Apple Watch metrics can help with management of heart failure. Finally, investigators with the Seattle Flu Study at the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine and faculty from the University of Washington School of Medicine will seek to learn how signals from apps on Apple Watch, such as Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen, could serve as early signs of respiratory conditions like influenza and COVID-19.

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The Blood Oxygen sensor employs LEDs, along with photodiodes on the back crystal of Apple Watch Series 6.

Design and Performance

Apple Watch Series 6 improves performance through redesigned hardware that packs even more features and power into the same impressively small design. Using a new dual-core processor based on A13 Bionic in iPhone 11, the upgraded S6 SiP runs up to 20 percent faster, allowing apps to also launch 20 percent faster, while maintaining the same all-day 18-hour battery life.2 Additionally, Apple Watch Series 6 features the U1 chip and Ultra Wideband antennas,3 which will enable short-range wireless location to support new experiences, such as next-generation digital car keys. Apple Watch Series 6 offers faster charging, completing a full charge in under 1.5 hours, and improved battery life for tracking certain workouts, such as indoor and outdoor runs.

An enhanced Always-On Retina display on Apple Watch Series 6 is up to 2.5 times brighter than Apple Watch Series 5 outdoors when the user’s wrist is down, making it much easier to see a watch face in bright sunlight. When their wrist is down, the user can also now access Notification Center and Control Center, tap on complications, and swipe to change faces without having to wake their watch screen.

The Always-On Retina display is 2.5 times brighter while the user’s wrist is down.

Always-On Altimeter

The always-on altimeter provides real-time elevation all day long by using a new, more power-efficient barometric altimeter, along with GPS and nearby Wi-Fi networks. This feature allows for the detection of small elevation changes above ground level, up and down to the measurement of 1 foot, and can be shown as a new watch face complication or workout metric.

The always-on altimeter on Apple Watch Series 6 provides real-time elevation all day long.

Apple Watch Collection

This fall, customers have more choices than ever with stunning new cases and bands to suit every style preference. For the first time, a new blue color joins the silver, space gray, and gold aluminum case options, along with a (PRODUCT)RED Apple Watch with exclusive matching bright red bands. Stainless steel models are now available in graphite — a rich gray-black hue with a striking high-shine finish — and an updated classic yellow gold color. Apple Watch Edition is available in natural and space black titanium.

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Three all-new band styles offer customers innovative options that provide a tailored and comfortable fit without traditional clasps or buckles. In an industry first, the ultralight Solo Loop introduces a continuous and stretchable band design that comes in two materials: soft silicone and braided yarn. A special UV treatment process used on the soft silicone of the Solo Loop creates a smooth, silky finish, while a precision-braiding machine interweaves the 16,000 polyester yarn filaments, made of 100 percent recycled material, with ultrathin silicone threads, giving unique stretchability and a distinct look to the Braided Solo Loop. To ensure the best fit, a new sizing system offers nine available lengths for the Solo Loop styles. The first-of-its-kind Leather Link wraps elegantly around the wrist, effortlessly attaching on the other side with flexible molded magnets.

Apple Watch Nike now comes with new colors for the Nike Sport Band and Nike Sport Loop, and a new Nike Compact watch face allows for multiple Nike Run Club complications. Apple Watch Hermès offers stainless steel cases in silver or space black paired with Single or Double Tour styles in an assortment of vibrant new colors. The fall collection also unveils the Hermès Attelage Single Tour and slimmer Attelage Double Tour bands, which feature a refined connection to the case that reflects the brand’s equestrian heritage, and a new Hermès Circulaire watch face that offers increased options for complications.

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watchOS 7

With watchOS 7, customers can take personalization to the next level with seven new watch face options, including Stripes, Chronograph Pro, GMT, and Artist, while curating, discovering, and sharing new watch face configurations with others. New health and fitness features, including low-range VO2 Max, sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, and new workout types, can help users better understand overall well-being. Conveniently accessible on the wrist, Maps includes cycling directions and Siri offers language translation.

Family Setup and Optimized Features for the Entire Family

Family Setup4 in watchOS 7 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 the connectivity, safety, and fitness features of Apple Watch. Kids can take advantage of communication and personalization capabilities, access Emergency SOS at any time, enjoy an Activity rings experience that has been optimized just for them, and utilize a new mode called Schooltime, which can help them stay focused and attentive while learning at home or in the classroom.

watchOS 7 also offers optimized features for older adults, starting with a simplified onboarding and configuration process, along with a refreshed X-Large face that shows the time and a rich complication at a glance. Older adults can also benefit from a new Health Checklist in the Health app on iPhone, which offers the ability to track whether health features like fall detection have been enabled in one centralized view.

Pricing and Availability

  • Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS) starts at $399 and Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) starts at $499.
  • Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS) is available to order today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app, with availability beginning Friday, September 18, in the US, Puerto Rico, and 27 other countries and regions.
  • Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) is available to order today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app, with availability beginning Friday, September 18, in the US, Puerto Rico, and 21 other countries and regions. For carrier availability, visit apple.com/watch/cellular.
  • Apple Watch Nike is available to order today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app, with availability beginning Friday, September 18, in the US, Puerto Rico, and more than 27 other countries and regions. For more information, visit apple.com/apple-watch-nike or nike.com/applewatch.
  • Apple Watch Hermès is available to order today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app, with availability beginning Friday, September 18, in the US and more than 14 other countries and regions. For more information, visit apple.com/apple-watch-hermes or hermes.com/applewatchhermes.
  • New Apple Watch bands are available to order today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app, with availability beginning Friday, September 18. Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop in (PRODUCT)RED will be available in late October. Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop are compatible with Apple Watch Series 4 and later.
  • watchOS 7 will be available for Apple Watch Series 3 and later on September 16, and requires iPhone 6s or later running iOS 14. Not all features are available on all devices.
  • When customers buy directly from Apple, Apple Watch Studio gives them the exclusive opportunity to pick their preferred case and band combination to create a look that is uniquely their own.
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  • Customers looking for convenient, contactless service are able to find many of the same shopping and support services from apple.com. Customers can chat with an Apple Specialist and get shopping help, choose monthly financing options, trade in eligible devices, and get Genius support and no-contact delivery. In-store pickup is also available. Customers are encouraged to check apple.com/retail for more information on the health and safety measures in place, and the services available at their local store.
  • Customers in the US can trade in their eligible device for an Apple Gift Card or credit toward their purchase. If the device is not eligible for credit, Apple will recycle it for free.5
  • Three months of Apple Fitness+ are included for customers who purchase Apple Watch Series 3 or later starting September 15, 2020. This extended trial is available for a limited time.6
  • Customers in the US who buy directly from Apple can choose Apple Card Monthly installments to pay for their Apple Watch over 24 months, interest-free, and get 3 percent Daily Cash back all upfront. Customers who choose to pay in full with their Apple Card also get 3 percent Daily Cash back.
  • Customers can extend their limited warranty with AppleCare+ and get accidental damage coverage and 24/7 priority access to technical support.
  • Customers who buy Apple Watch directly from Apple can enjoy a free Online Personal Session with an Apple Specialist to help them explore and discover all the amazing things they can do with their new Apple Watch.7
  • In line with Apple’s commitment to the environment, there are industry-leading amounts of recycled content in Apple Watch Series 6, with 100 percent recycled rare earth elements in the Taptic Engine, nearly 100 percent recycled tungsten throughout the product, and a 100 percent recycled case on aluminum models. Apple is also helping the environment by removing the AC adapter that could become electronic waste from Apple Watch Series 6 packaging, and helping its Apple Watch manufacturing partners transition to renewable energy.

To see all of the latest announcements and photos from today’s keynote event, check out the wrap-up on Apple Newsroom.

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  1. Blood Oxygen app measurements are not intended for medical use, including self-diagnosis or consultation with a doctor, and are only designed for general fitness and wellness purposes.
  2. Battery life varies by use.
  3. Not available in all countries.
  4. Requires cellular models of Apple Watch Series 4 or later, or Apple Watch SE.
  5. Trade-in values vary based on the condition, year, and configuration of your trade-in device, and may also vary between online and in-store trade-in. You must be at least 18 years old. Offer may not be available in all countries. In-store trade-in requires presentation of a valid government-issued photo ID (local law may require saving this information). Additional terms from Apple or Apple’s trade-in partners may apply.
  6. $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year after free trial. No commitment. Plan automatically renews until cancelled.
  7. In most countries.

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FAQs

What are the benefits of Apple Watch Series 6? ›

Track workouts, stay healthy and meet your fitness goals with your Apple Watch. It's the fitness partner that fits on your wrist.
  • Move. Exercise. ...
  • A healthy number of workouts. ...
  • Go all out with the enhanced Workout app. ...
  • Coming soon. ...
  • Make a splash with your watch. ...
  • Only on Ultra.

Is Apple Watch 6 a good fitness tracker? ›

Our Verdict. The Apple Watch Series 6 boasts plentiful features that focus on health tracking and wellness. While it's an exceptional fitness tracker that comes with hundreds of app options to optimize your needs, it's not ideal for GPS tracking as its accuracy isn't as good in covered areas.

How do I get Siri to stop announcing fitness? ›

Inside the Workouts menu, go to the bottom of the settings menu where you'll find Voice Feedback and toggle it off.

How do I get VO2 max on Apple Watch 6? ›

How Apple Watch estimates your cardio fitness levels. Apple Watch Series 3 or later can record an estimate of your VO2 max using the heart and motion sensors during an outdoor walk, run, or hike. It can also estimate your VO2 max if you start an outdoor walk, run, or hike in the Workout app.

Does Apple Watch Series 6 have a camera? ›

No, the device does not have a camera. However, there is a Camera app on the device. You can set your iPhone's camera timer for a photo using the app on your Watch.

Is Apple Watch Series 6 water proof? ›

Apple Watch Series 6 have a water resistance rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that they may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean.

Do you need an iPhone to have an Apple Watch? ›

Use your Apple Watch without your iPhone nearby

With Apple Watch with cellular and an activated cellular plan, you can stay connected even when away from your iPhone. For all other models of Apple Watch, there are still things you can do even when you are away from your iPhone and not connected to Wi-Fi.

Is Fitbit or Apple Watch better? ›

Get the Apple Watch 7 if you already own an iPhone and want to blend productivity and general fitness. The Fitbit Sense is for those who want deep health and fitness data and aren't inexorably tied into the Apple ecosystem.

How long does Apple Watch Series 6 last? ›

Up to 14 hours

Family Setup battery life is based on the following use: 70 time checks, 45 notifications, 20 minutes of app use, a 5-minute phone call, and a 30-minute workout with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth, over the course of 14 hours with LTE connection and Find My location sharing enabled.

How do I stop Apple Watch from announcing workout complete? ›

Turn workout reminders on or off
  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap Workout, then change the Start Workout Reminder and End Workout Reminder settings. (Workout reminders are on by default.)

Why does my Apple Watch keep talking to me? ›

Answer: A: tap on accessibility in the watch app and turn off voiceover.

How do I stop my Apple Watch from reading my messages? ›

On your Apple Watch, swipe up from the bottom to open the watch's Control Center. Scroll to the bottom and tap the Announce Messages icon (it's the same icon you'll find on iOS). This turns the Announce Messages feature off until you enable it again.

What is a good VO2 max by age? ›

VO2 Max Chart for Men (ml/kg/min)
Classification18-2556-65
Good52-6036-41
Above average47-5132-35
Average42-4630-31
Below average37-4126-29
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What is a good cardio fitness score by age? ›

Ratings for Men Based on Age
18-2526-35
Excellent50-7651-76
Good79-8479-85
Above Average88-9388-94
Average95-10096-102
3 more rows
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How long does it take to improve VO2 max? ›

How long does it take? If you're currently inactive, you'll likely notice improvements in your aerobic capacity in about four to six weeks after you start training. The fitter you are, the longer it will take to see an increase in your Vo2 max. To continue making progress, you'll need to make your workouts harder.

Can you FaceTime with Apple Watch? ›

Open the Phone app on your Apple Watch. Tap Contacts, then turn the Digital Crown to scroll. Tap the contact you want to call, then tap the phone button. Tap FaceTime Audio to start a FaceTime audio call, or tap a phone number.

Can I leave my phone at home and use Apple Watch? ›

When your iPhone is off or out of range, your Apple Watch can use a Wi-Fi network to send and receive data. Your watch can also connect to a cellular network if it's a cellular model. And if you've set up an Apple Watch for a family member, they can use a cellular or Wi-Fi connection with their watch.

What can an Apple Watch do that an iPhone can t? ›

Nine things you can do on your Apple Watch without your iPhone
  • Listen to music. ...
  • Listen to podcasts. ...
  • Make purchases through Apple Pay. ...
  • Track activity. ...
  • Track health metrics. ...
  • Call and text. ...
  • Fall detection. ...
  • Noise detection.
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Can I wear my Apple Watch Series 6 in the pool? ›

Apple Watch Series 2 and newer can be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean, but you shouldn't use models other than Apple Watch Ultra for diving, water skiing, or other activities involving submersion below shallow depth or high-velocity water.

Can I wear my Apple Watch in the shower? ›

"Showering with Apple Watch Series 2 and newer is ok, but we recommend not exposing Apple Watch to soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and perfumes as they can negatively affect water seals and acoustic membranes.

Do you need a SIM card for Apple Watch Series 6? ›

No,a cellular watch has a built in Esim that uses your phones number,there is no physical sim card and if it's a GPS only watch then you have to carry your phone with you.

How far can you be away from your phone with Apple Watch 6? ›

Bluetooth on the Apple Watch has a maximum range of 100 meters/330 feet, though the range may be shorter in practice. If the paired iPhone is connected to a known Wi-Fi network, the Apple Watch and iPhone can communicate over Wi-Fi.

Can an Apple Watch replace a phone? ›

The short answer: No, you cannot replace your iPhone with an Apple Watch.

Can you text on Apple Watch without cellular? ›

Even if your iPhone isn't connected or powered on, you can send and receive iMessages on your Apple Watch when your Apple Watch is connected to Wi-Fi or cellular. Learn how your Apple Watch makes connections and get help if your devices disconnect.

Why get an Apple Watch over a Fitbit? ›

An Apple Watch offers notifications, alarms, timers, Siri and a huge app store. By contrast, Fitbit has some basic services like notification mirroring, and a smaller app offering. You can use your Watch to make payments through Apple Pay, while only a handful of the Fitbit models allow payment via Fitbit Pay.

Is having an Apple Watch worth it? ›

It's the ultimate device for a healthy life. Apple Watch can do what your other devices can't because it's on your wrist. When you wear it, you get a fitness partner that measures all the ways you move, meaningful health insights, and a connection to the people and things you care about most.

Is it worth buying Apple Watch? ›

Verdict: Is the Apple Watch Series 7 worth buying? The short answer is yes. The Apple Watch Series 7 would provide iPhone users an unrivaled experience, especially considering the seamless integration between watchOS and iOS. Of course, you will need to be an iPhone user to take advantage of these features.

What is difference between Apple Watch 6 and 7? ›

Overall, the Apple Watch Series 7 is a minor upgrade over the Apple Watch Series 6, offering larger displays and casing sizes, new color options, improved durability, the S7 chip, and faster charging.

Can Apple Watch 6 battery be replaced? ›

Battery service

We can service the battery in your Apple Watch for a fee. Our warranty doesn't cover batteries that wear down from normal use. Your product is eligible for battery service at no additional cost if you have AppleCare+ and your product's battery holds less than 80% of its original capacity.

How many years will an Apple Watch last? ›

While the device might keep working and can still be paired to an iPhone, a lack of updates makes it a security risk. That means the end of life should really be thought of as three to four years, even if the Apple Watch is in perfect condition.

Why does my Apple Watch announce when my exercise ring is closed? ›

Apple added a feature with watchOS 8 called Voice Feedback that uses Siri to audibly announce your workout progress, including things like when you reach one of your fitness goals, hit a target pace or mile/kilometer, close a ring, or complete a workout.

Why did my rings disappear on my Apple Watch? ›

Check to see if Wrist Detection is turned on

What is this? One reason why your activity rings are blank is that Wrist Detection may be off. To turn on Wrist Detection, go to the Settings app on your Apple Watch. Select Passcode and scroll down to Wrist Detection to make sure it is on.

What happens when you hide your Activity on Apple Watch? ›

Hide your progress

You can still see your friend's activity, but they won't see your activity. You can't hide your activity from a friend that you're competing with. To start sharing again, tap Show my Activity.

Is my Apple Watch listening to me? ›

"With watchOS 7, the microphone icon means your Apple Watch mic is listening. It appears when you're talking to Siri, recording a voice memo, or using any app that activates the microphone, such as Handwashing or Walkie-Talkie."

Why does my Apple Watch tell me the time? ›

To stop your Apple Watch from announcing the time when you raise your wrist: On your iPhone, in the Watch app, go to: My Watch (tab) > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver: Turn off VoiceOver (the main setting at the top). Turn off Speak on Wrist Raise (further down).

What is haptics on Apple Watch? ›

You can adjust the strength of the haptics—or wrist taps—Apple Watch uses for notifications and alerts. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch. Tap Sounds & Haptics, then turn on Haptic Alerts.

Does deleting Messages from Apple Watch delete from iPhone? ›

But when you delete a message from your Apple Watch, it will be deleted from your iPhone, and vice versa. While your changes might not immediately sync, you can still delete text messages in bulk on your iPhone to delete them from your Apple Watch.

What does mirror my iPhone mean? ›

What is Screen Mirroring in iPhone. Screen mirroring is the process when you replicate your iPhone screen onto a Mac, Apple TV or Smart TV. In screen mirroring, whatever you are playing or doing on your smartphone is displayed on the TV over a Wi-Fi connection.

Can Apple Watch read out text messages? ›

Read incoming text messages right on your Apple Watch, then reply using the QWERTY and QuickPath keyboard (not available in all languages, Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch Series 8 only), dictation, Scribble, or a prepared response, or switch to your iPhone to type a response.

Does losing weight increase VO2 max? ›

The researchers do further analysis to show that relative VO2max is actually inversely proportional to fat mass -- that is, the more body fat you have, the lower your relative VO2max. In fact, fat mass is a better predictor of relative VO2max than exercise performance (how far/fast you go in the VO2max test)!

What is a good VO2 max for my age woman? ›

For a fit person in the same age range the Vo2 Max is likely to be around: Women – 45+ ml oxygen/kg of body weight/minute. Men – 51+ ml oxygen/kg of body weight/minute.

Does VO2 max decrease with age? ›

Generally, VO2max decreases gradually with advancing age, and the rate of decline is approximately 10% per decade after the age of 25 years, and more specifically was suggested to be 15% between the ages of 50 and 75 [1, 2, 3].

How do I get VO2 max on Apple Watch 6? ›

How Apple Watch estimates your cardio fitness levels. Apple Watch Series 3 or later can record an estimate of your VO2 max using the heart and motion sensors during an outdoor walk, run, or hike. It can also estimate your VO2 max if you start an outdoor walk, run, or hike in the Workout app.

How accurate is the VO2 max on Apple Watch? ›

So Apple's predicted VO2 max, or for that matter, Garmin or any other fitness tracker, may not be very accurate. Research has shown that Fitbit and other wearable trackers have accuracy issues when measuring heart rate and related metrics for darker skin tone.

How do you tell if your cardio is improving? ›

You know you are getting a good cardio workout when your heart rate is up by at least 60 percent of its maximum for 30 minutes or more. A good cardio workout three times per week or more is ideal for weight management, weight loss, endurance and stress.

Does walking improve VO2 max? ›

The findings indicate that walking training of moderate intensity resulted in a modest increase in VO2max and minor but consistently favorable changes in serum lipoproteins.

What exercises increase VO2 max? ›

How do you improve your VO2 max? If you're a fitness beginner, improvements to your VO2 max will come relatively easily with sustained aerobic exercise like running, cycling, rowing or swimming. As you get fitter, however, you might need to start doing more intense training sessions.

Why is my VO2 max so low even though I exercise? ›

The heart might not be pumping fast enough and hard enough to get the blood to the muscles. The blood and oxygen might be getting to the muscles, but the muscles might not be picking it up. Lastly, deconditioning or lack of effort could be a factor.

How is Apple Watch useful? ›

It's the ultimate device for a healthy life. Apple Watch can do what your other devices can't because it's on your wrist. When you wear it, you get a fitness partner that measures all the ways you move, meaningful health insights and a connection to the people and things you care about most.

How long will Apple Watch 6 battery last? ›

Apple Watch is so capable you'll want to wear it all day long. So we made sure we gave it a battery that lasts all day, too. Our goal for battery life is 18 hours after an overnight charge, factoring in things like checking the time, receiving notifications, using apps, and doing a 60-minute workout.

Is Apple Watch worth the money? ›

Verdict: Is the Apple Watch Series 7 worth buying? The short answer is yes. The Apple Watch Series 7 would provide iPhone users an unrivaled experience, especially considering the seamless integration between watchOS and iOS. Of course, you will need to be an iPhone user to take advantage of these features.

How do you call on Apple Watch 6? ›

Make a call
  1. Open the Phone app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap Contacts, then turn the Digital Crown to scroll.
  3. Tap the contact you want to call, then tap the phone button.
  4. Tap FaceTime Audio to start a FaceTime audio call, or tap a phone number.
  5. Turn the Digital Crown to adjust volume during the call.

Can Apple Watch replace iPhone? ›

The short answer: No, you cannot replace your iPhone with an Apple Watch.

Should I wear Apple Watch all the time? ›

An Apple Watch is highly beneficial for many occasions, but it is important that you do not wear the watch 24/7. The risks of sleeping with the watch strapped on are relatively low, and no serious health issues accompany its use at night.

Do you need an iPhone to have an Apple Watch? ›

Use your Apple Watch without your iPhone nearby

With Apple Watch with cellular and an activated cellular plan, you can stay connected even when away from your iPhone. For all other models of Apple Watch, there are still things you can do even when you are away from your iPhone and not connected to Wi-Fi.

What is killing my Apple Watch battery? ›

Apps take up space, and if they're running in the background they can also be a drain on your Apple Watch's battery life. Getting rid of unused apps can save you battery life.

Can Apple Watch 6 battery be replaced? ›

Battery service

We can service the battery in your Apple Watch for a fee. Our warranty doesn't cover batteries that wear down from normal use. Your product is eligible for battery service at no additional cost if you have AppleCare+ and your product's battery holds less than 80% of its original capacity.

Why is Apple Watch dying so quickly? ›

There could be multiple reasons why your Apple Watch is dying so fast. If it's an older model, it may be due to the age of its components. Newer models, like the Series 7, could have a pairing or software update issue. Thankfully, you can potentially extend your Apple Watch's battery life by adjusting your settings.

How many years will an Apple Watch last? ›

While the device might keep working and can still be paired to an iPhone, a lack of updates makes it a security risk. That means the end of life should really be thought of as three to four years, even if the Apple Watch is in perfect condition.

Do Apple watches break easily? ›

Apple Watches are sturdy but not invincible, and they have been (occasionally) getting broken almost since the wearable first launched. But cheer up: if your Apple Watch has got scratched, cracked, smashed or water-damaged, there's hope for getting it repaired or replaced.

Is Fitbit or Apple Watch better? ›

Get the Apple Watch 7 if you already own an iPhone and want to blend productivity and general fitness. The Fitbit Sense is for those who want deep health and fitness data and aren't inexorably tied into the Apple ecosystem.

Does Apple Watch have a camera? ›

Does the Apple Watch have a camera? No, the Apple Watch does not have a camera, so you can't take photos with it. There is a built-in app, Camera Remote that allows you to connect to your iPhone's camera.

How far can you be away from your phone with Apple Watch 6? ›

Bluetooth on the Apple Watch has a maximum range of 100 meters/330 feet, though the range may be shorter in practice. If the paired iPhone is connected to a known Wi-Fi network, the Apple Watch and iPhone can communicate over Wi-Fi.

Will my Apple Watch ring if my phone is off? ›

Yes - subject to certain conditions, many features may remain available when your iPhone is turned off. The full range of features - including calling and texting - is available when Apple Watch and iPhone are connected via Bluetooth. Whenever possible, the devices will connect via this method.

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