Apple Watch Series 6 review: More sensors than sense? (2023)

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(Pocket-lint) - The Apple Watch is now six years old, so has it reached a point where each generation of speed and technological improvements has become barely noticeable?

Not exactly: the Watch Series 6 adds a couple of new features over the outgoing Watch Series 5. But unlike previous years the design has mostly stayed the same and the technology inside it will be invisible to many.

Plus, with the launch of the more affordable Watch SE, Apple is effectively segregating its wearable offering. So does the Series 6 offer enough to set it apart?

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Our quick take

The Series 6 is all about refining the Apple Watch experience. And it's a beautiful refinement, bringing more battery and more brightness for a day-to-day experience that's a step above its predecessor.

But we're really getting to the point where generational updates are such small increments that current users of a Series 5, or maybe even a Series 4, would barely notice any difference in the Series 6 - despite the addition of an always-on altimeter and blood oxygen monitor.

We're sure that over time there will be a genuine use for the new sensors and that they will prove their worth in the end, but at the moment they aren't the game-changing experience that we saw when Apple added more relevant features like waterproofing, GPS, or a bigger screen - all features that remain pride of place in the S6.

That's the take-away with the Apple Watch Series 6: despite those new sensors feeling like a tick-box exercise, there's still no better smartwatch on the market. It's just that this time around it offers many features you'll want, along with many that you aren't aware you'd want, plus lots that you'll simply never use.

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Apple Watch Series 6

4.0 stars


  • New dimmed display option
  • Display is brighter than before
  • Fluid performance
  • Lovely design options for both size options


  • No game-changing improvements over Series 5
  • Sleep tracking raises battery charging questions
  • Altimeter doesn't feel well executed
  • Why do we have a blood oxygen monitor?


A familiar design

  • Finishes: Aluminium (five colours), Stainless steel (three colours), Titanium (two colours)
  • Special models: Nike+, Hermès, (Product)Red
  • 40 and 44mm design options
  • Measures: 10.7mm thick
  • 5ATM waterproofing
  • New band styles


(Video) Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Fitbit Sense

The Series 6 model sports the same 44mm and 40mm size options - larger than the Series 3; the same as the Series 4 and Series 5 models - along with the familiar digital crown and touchscreen display combination to control everything.

Long gone is Force Touch as found on the Series 5, replaced by a long press. In some cases, it makes it easier to use. Long press on the weather app, for example, and the display changes between temperature to rain forecast. But, in other ways, like when clearing your notifications, it's something you'll miss (there's now a clear all button though).

Beyond the change in screen tech, there are some new colours and materials to enjoy: for the aluminium Apple Watch you can now get it in blue or (Product)Red, as well as the previous silver, black, and rose gold. For stainless steel, there's the option of a gold or graphite colourway. Titanium remains, but ceramic has been ditched.

For Nike fans there's also a variety of Nike versions, while the fashion conscious can opt for an array of Hermès models with accompanying designer bands.

If you've liked the look of Watch Series 5 you'll like the look of the Watch Series 6. We've got the stainless steel graphite model and it's smart; the shine of the stainless steel catches the light nicely and it's certainly a more premium finish than the black aluminium alternative - although it is more expensive.

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It's also worth noting that if you opt for the aluminium model and you're fairly active, the screen is likely to pick up scratches. A year in and our aluminium Series 5 is covered in small marks picked up along the way. The stainless steel and titanium models come with the much tougher sapphire glass.

Always-on display

  • LTPO OLED Always-On Retina display
  • Brighter when dimmed (compared to Series 5)

The Watch Series 6's screen - which is the same scale and resolution OLED as its predecessor - has two states: on and off. While it's off the screen dulls but doesn't go dark completely - which is great when glancing at the time.

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Apple has boosted the screen brightness to 500 nits, up from 200 nits, which makes seeing the screen easier - especially when outside. When it's off the screen can appear as if it's still on - the only telltale sign is that many of the watch faces invert their colours to save battery life - which can be a bit distracting in dark environments.

We really like that WatchOS 7 now makes it possible to interact with the complications when the S6's screen is considered "off" - which should save that double-press we experienced using a Watch Series 5 running on WatchOS 6.

Battery life and improved charging

  • 18 hours battery life
  • 1.5 hour charging

The S6's battery is marginally bigger than the S5's was, delivering more run time - around an extra hour.

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But here's the thing: if you plan to use the S6 for sleep tracking then your charging habits are going to have to change and that confuses things. No longer will you start the day with a full charge - unless you skip the sleep tracking, of course.

If you do skip sleep tracking then you can get up early, do some exercise, use the Watch as you would a watch, and still have charge spare when you go to bed late.

But use sleep tracking and we found we'd eaten away at 20 per cent of the battery life after six or seven hours of sleep. While you sleep the Watch does go into sleep mode so that always-on display doesn't keep you awake, but the blood oxygen monitor and heart rate monitor are still working periodically, checking your vitals.

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That means we've been waking up, in some cases, with less than 30 per cent battery life wondering when we are going to fit charging into the day ahead. That's probably an "us problem", but wow the battery anxiety is real.

To try to resolve that issue, Apple says that it has improved charging times. The Watch Series 6 will get you back up to full charge in 1.5 hours. That's a big increase on previous models, but it's finding that spare time during your day, or opting, as we have (don't want to lose that stand goal), to mini charges when we can get it - which feels counterintuitive.

New sensors join the data party

  • Blood oxygen monitor
  • Electrical heart-rate sensor
  • Always-on altimeter and compass

When the Series 5 launched we got a compass, which we got excited about. But, to be honest, we haven't used it since - and neither have many apps, as far as we can tell.

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For 2020 it's the altimeter that will tell you how elevated you are - be it sitting at your desk or climbing a nearby hill, mountain, or more likely the case for many, office block.

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Buried in settings rather than getting its own app, it is at times strange that Apple even bothered to include it. You can have it as a complication on just two of Apple's Watch Faces - X Large and Modular Compact - find the elevation data in the Compass app, or if you're still keen access the live data in the Workout app (but only if you head into the settings: Watch App > Workout > Workout View> Outdoor Run > lose a metric > then add Current Elevation).

It's also unclear, even after talking to Apple, whether the data is actually used anywhere other than to give you a current elevation reading.

The elevation data isn't in the Fitness app in individual workouts after the fact, for example, and we can't work out whether the elevation gain data given at the end of a workout is pulling from the new altimeter sensor or the GPS elevation data. We've yet to see third-party apps showcase the new data.

Why is this all so important? Well, depending on the activity you do, the additional information could either be considered as a "that's nice" moment or really useful. Cyclists and hikers will no doubt want to use the data to see how they perform up a mountain. You might not find too much of a need for it on a 5km run, but over 50km cycle is another issue. If you have altitude data you can get a much more accurate version of the ride you actually did. And at the moment we just can't see that. We're still digging for information, but let's hope Apple hasn't just included it to tick a box.

The other new sensor isa blood oxygen monitor, which can determine your SpO2 level. Again, the tech sounds impressive, but the results and use cases are perhaps less so. There's not any real concrete data or information as to why it's needed.

Blood oxygen monitoring will tell you, as the name suggests, how much oxygen you have in your blood. A healthy person is normally between 90-100 per cent, and for us that's what the Apple Watch S6 has reported. There have been a few times where that number has been wildly off (i.e. you should be dead) or been unsuccessful in getting the results in the first place, which isn't ideal.

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But the bigger problem is understanding what it all means. We don't have, and we presume you don't either, a clue whether we should be worried about having a blood oxygen level of 92 per cent one day compared to 98 per cent the next.

(Video) Reasons why Apple Watch Series 6 is better than the Fitbit Sense

So we're left with the belief that at the moment it's more a tick box decision - a sort-of because others have it we should have it too - rather than because there is a need for you to know at any given time what your SpO2 is.

Seeing as the always-on altimeter and blood oxygen monitor are two key sensors that the Series 6 offers over the Watch SE, we had thought there'd be wider validation for their presence.

Series 6 tech specs

  • S6 processor
  • W3 wireless chip

The Watch S6's processor has been improved, so it does feel fractionally faster when whizzing around the menus compared to the S5. There's also an improved Wi-Fi antenna thanks to the addition of 5GHz band support.

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The Watch Series 6 also gets Apple's U1 chip launched with the iPhone 11 Pro. The potential is big - allowing you to do things like open your car with your watch - but we've not had a chance to delve deeper with it just yet, nor are any apps taking advantage of the system (for now, anyway).

WatchOS 7 software

There are plenty of new features that the S6 and previous Apple Watch models will get - including Family Setup, new watch faces, and a Memoji App so you can send stickers of yourself or an octopus to others.


There's also sleep tracking, which we're not sold on. The need to set a bedtime and run through a wind-down period prior doesn't fit with variable days, while the charging conundrum adds battery life anxiety.

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To recap

(Video) Is the Apple Watch series 6 spo2 sensor accurate?

Despite the new sensors feeling like a tick-box exercise, there's still no better smartwatch on the market. It's just that this time around it offers many features you'll want, along with many that you aren't aware you'd want, plus lots that you'll simply never use.

Writing by Stuart Miles.


Is Apple Watch 6 better than Fitbit Sense? ›

The Apple Watch has more smart features

While the Fitbit focuses on health tracking, the Apple Watch is the better package if you also want a designated smartwatch. You'll get more third-party apps, much tighter integration with the iPhone and faster performance overall.

Is Apple Watch more accurate than Fitbit Sense? ›

Similarities Between Fitbit Sense and Apple Watch Series 7

Both the Apple Watch and Fitbit have excellent health tracking and GPS capabilities and they are more or less on par on the accuracy front. Both the watches also support NFC pay, calling, and message reply functionalities.

Is Apple Watch Series 6 more accurate? ›

In fact, I've found heart rate tracking on the Apple Watch Series 6 to be more reliable and more accurate than the Series 7. Throughout a month-long testing period and with two different units, the latter spat out more unusable heart rate recordings than I've ever seen on an Apple Watch.

How accurate are the Apple Watch sensors? ›

How does the Apple Watch compare to other trackers for Heart Rate analysis? Chest straps work in the same way an electroencephalogram does. However, they measure electrical signals directly at the level of the heart. This ensures an accuracy estimated to be close to 91% compared to clinical ECG.

Can an Apple Watch do everything a Fitbit does? ›

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 the Fitbit Sense worth it in 2022? ›

Fitbit Sense Smartwatch FAQs

The Fitbit Sense is an innovative smartwatch that hits the mark in many ways. If you can see yourself using its array of features daily, then it's worth the money. If not, then you might want to opt for more of a basic, less expensive tracker.

What's better an Apple Watch or a Fitbit? ›

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.

What smartwatch is better than Fitbit Sense? ›

However, if you're looking for a more well-rounded smartwatch, the Apple Watch 7 is the best choice, as it has more robust tools like LTE connectivity and annual software updates. You do need an iPhone to use it, though, whereas the Fitbit Sense works with both Android and iOS devices.

Can Apple Watch detect stress level? ›

Your Apple Watch tracks multiple heart data during the day when you just wear your Apple Watch. Stress Monitor App is designed especially for Apple Watch users. The App processes your heart data and shows your current stress and capacity to perform at your mental, emotional, and physical best.

Is Apple Watch Series 6 worth buying? ›

As an overall fitness tracker, the Apple Watch 6 feels like it's got some incredible benefits – great activity tracking, good monitoring and motivation to stay active, a wide range of monitored activities – but there's still no step up to a 'pro mode' for those who want to take their fitness to another level.

Is it worth upgrading Apple Watch 6 to 7? ›

The Apple Watch Series 7's larger display, sturdier design and fresh color options make it a modest but appreciated upgrade from the Series 6. The Series 7's bigger screen is undoubtedly the most dramatic update. Other improvements, including faster charging, feel minor by comparison.

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.

Is Apple Watch oxygen sensor accurate? ›

Even under ideal conditions, your Apple Watch may not be able to get a reliable blood oxygen measurement every time. For a small percentage of users, various factors may make it impossible to get any blood oxygen measurement. Skin perfusion (or how much blood flows through your skin) can impact measurements.

Is Apple Watch Blood Pressure accurate? ›

Using Apple Watch to take a blood pressure reading is accurate as long as you use a medically precise and tested blood pressure cuff such as QardioArm smart blood pressure monitor. Our cuff has been clinically validated and is FDA approved, Canada Health approved and has a CE Mark.

Can Apple Watch misread heart rate? ›

If you see inaccurate heart rate data on your watch or in the Health app. If your watch is too lose or too firm, it may not function properly because your watch needs to touch your skin for accurate readings. Your watch should be just fit. See this documentation on how you can wear your watch.

Is Apple Watch or Fitbit more accurate for steps? ›

According to many users, Fitbit is more accurate in counting steps. As it enables you to view them while walking, it's more reliable and user-friendly. Of course, Apple Watch is still good, especially when you calibrate it.

Can Apple Watch track sleep like Fitbit? ›

With the Sleep app on Apple Watch, you can create bedtime schedules to help you meet your sleep goals. Wear your watch to bed, and Apple Watch can estimate the time you spent in each sleep stage—REM, Core, and Deep—as well as when you might have woken up.

Is Apple Watch more accurate than treadmill? ›

Without GPS data, the Apple watch is not accurate when it comes to calculating the distance traveled. So, when it comes to treadmill workout-tracking accuracy, then the data from Treadmills are hard to beat.

How accurate is the ECG on Fitbit Sense? ›

The Fitbit ECG app software algorithm was able to correctly identify people with AFib 98.7% of the time and correctly identify people with a normal sinus rhythm 100% of the time.

Can you answer calls on Fitbit Sense? ›

Although you're receiving call notifications, please make sure your phone is connected to the Sense controls via Bluetooth and the Fitbit app is running in the background as this will allow you to take on-wrist phone calls with the Sense.

Is Apple Watch worth buying? ›

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 an Apple Watch necessary? ›

You should buy an Apple Watch if you want to spend less time on your iPhone, and more time out and about. If you love the idea of super convenient tap-to-pay, and advanced health and fitness tracking appeals to you, it's an invaluable tool.

How long does Apple Watch battery last? ›

An Apple Watch has a battery life of approximately 18 hours before it requires charging. If your battery is draining quickly, there are a few tricks to drastically extend it.

Who is Fitbit's biggest competitor? ›

Here is the full list and in-depth analysis of Fitbit's top competitors and alternatives:
  • Xiaomi Mi band. Year founded: 2010. ...
  • Garmin. Year founded: 1989. ...
  • Samsung Gear Fit. Year founded: 2014. ...
  • Apple Watch. Year founded: 1976. ...
  • Huawei Band. Year founded: 1987. ...
  • Whoop Strap. Year founded: 2012. ...
  • Amazfit. Year founded: 2015. ...
  • Moov.

What is better versa or sense? ›

Overall winner: Fitbit Sense 2

The Fitbit Sense 2 is just a better fitness tracker. It does everything that the Fitbit Versa 4 does and throws in an ECG, a skin-temperature sensor, and a stress tracker. You'll have to pay more for the pleasure, though, but that's simply the price of admission.

Does Fitbit Sense have fall detection? ›

Currently, no Fitbit smartwatch or fitness tracker includes fall detection, SOS, or emergency features.

Can Apple Watch detect panic attacks? ›

"They can take the oxygen levels in your blood, with your heart rate, and determine if you're hyperventilating," Prosser said. "They can identify a panic attack before it happens and warn you on your watch.

Why does Apple Watch tell you to Breathe? ›

Your Apple Watch comes with a Breathe reminder that will tell you to breathe if it detects that you are taking too long between breaths. This feature will be default set to 'on' but can be toggled off. Apple designed it with the intention of it helping you relax and focus on your breathing.

How do I use Apple Watch for anxiety? ›

Four ways to relax with Apple Watch
  1. Breathe app. Built into watchOS is the Breathe app, and it's as simple as it sounds, but it's a really well-done app that uses a proven technique to reduce stress and help you relax. ...
  2. Meditate with Apple Watch. ...
  3. Yoga and exercise.
4 Mar 2020

Will Apple Watch 6 be discontinued? ›

Apple Watch Series 6 is being discontinued even as the recently launched Apple Watch Series 7 has gone on sale today. The new Watch Series 7 was launched at the special Apple event that rolled out the iPhone 13, iPhone Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Is the Apple Watch 7 better than 6? ›

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.

What is the difference between Series 6 and 7? ›

The Series 6 license allows a registered representative to sell only a specific type of investment products, whereas the Series 7 license allows the rep to sell a wider variety of securities.

Why was Apple Watch 6 discontinued? ›

The Apple Watch Series 6 was launched last year and the Series 7 will be the replacement for the older version. Considering that the Series 7 has been launched at a similar price as Series 6, Apple decided to discontinue to the smartwatch.

Does Apple Watch 6 have ECG? ›

The ECG app can record your heartbeat and rhythm using the electrical heart sensor on Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5, Series 6, Series 7, Series 8 or Ultra* and then check the recording for atrial fibrillation (AFib), a form of irregular rhythm.

Is the Apple Watch 6 waterproof? ›

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.

Should I charge my Apple Watch every night? ›

Regardless of how you use your Apple Watch, the battery life will deplete ever so slightly after every charging cycle. Apple defines this charging cycle as every 100% battery capacity discharged. There's no indication from Apple that charging overnight affects battery health.

Does Apple Watch drain iPhone battery? ›

I have an iPhone 13 mini. The battery used to last a whole day with about 8hours of screen time. Ever since getting an apple watch, the phone only lasts about 3-4 hours of on-screen time. I even noticed that it dies or loses ~30% battery in the night while I am asleep.

Do Apple Watch batteries need to be replaced? ›

If the battery health of an Apple Watch is less than 80% and above 50% it needs more maintenance and might need replacement. If it is less than 50% it is best to get a replacement within a few weeks. If it is less than 20%, the battery is as good as gone.

Can Apple Watch detect sleep apnea? ›

Like Fitbit and other wearables, the Apple Watch can detect certain parameters like heart rate and blood oxygen saturation that may indicate sleep apnea, but it cannot comprehensively detect or diagnose sleep apnea.

What is a dangerously low oxygen level? ›

People should contact a health care provider if their oxygen saturation readings drop below 92%, as it may be a sign of hypoxia, a condition in which not enough oxygen reaches the body's tissues. If blood oxygen saturation levels fall to 88% or lower, seek immediate medical attention, says Dr. Lutchmansingh.

Is Apple Watch heart rate 2022 accurate? ›

It was cleared by the FDA for its precision. Despite that, studies have suggested that the Apple Watch's accuracy is less than 50 percent. The Apple Watch tracks heart rate using photoplethysmography. While this sounds complicated, it just means it uses light to track your heart rate.

Can Apple Watch detect heart problems? ›

The irregular rhythm notification feature on your Apple Watch will occasionally look at your heartbeat to check for an irregular rhythm that might be suggestive of atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Will my Apple Watch call 911 if my heart stops? ›

Will Apple Watch call 911 if my heart stops? No, the Apple Watch will not call 911 if your heart stops. The Apple Watch can alert you to high or low heart rates and irregular heart rhythms through its notifications feature, but it cannot detect a heart attack or alert someone if your heart stops.

Does Apple Watch check blood sugar? ›

Unfortunately, though, the Apple Watch Series 8 does not support blood sugar measurements or monitoring. The new health-related features that this watch introduces are too limited. You get a car crash detection monitor and a body temperature sensor to help females track their reproductive health.

Can you trust Apple Watch heart rate? ›

A chest strap gives 99% matching results with a professional EKG, but a wrist-monitor shows varying results. This brings us to the conclusion that the Apple Watch heart monitor is an accurate device for measuring the heart rate but not much reliable for serious heart patients.

Is Apple Watch 6 heart rate accurate? ›

However, they measure electrical signals directly at the level of the heart. This ensures an accuracy estimated to be close to 91% compared to clinical ECG.

Is Fitbit Sense good with iPhone? ›

Even though Fitbit is now under Google ownership, the company's devices still support most iPhones. The two devices will happily work with one another if the iPhone in question is running at least iOS 14.

Can Fitbit Sense answer iPhone calls? ›

As for the on-wrist calls, if paired to an iPhone or Android (8.0+) phone, your Fitbit device lets you accept or reject incoming phone calls. If your phone is running an older version of the Android OS, you can reject, but not accept, calls on your device.

What's the difference between a Fitbit and an Apple Watch? ›

Fitness is obviously at the core of the Fitbits, whereas the Apple Watch counts activity tracking among its many features. The Apple Watch offers two main fitness apps: Activity, which is all about health, movement, wellness and your daily routine; and Workout App, which tracks running, cycling and walking.

Is Fitbit Sense compatible with iPhone 6? ›

There is not. iPhone 6 is no longer compatible with Fitbit.

Is Fitbit or Apple Watch more accurate steps? ›

According to many users, Fitbit is more accurate in counting steps. As it enables you to view them while walking, it's more reliable and user-friendly. Of course, Apple Watch is still good, especially when you calibrate it.

Who is Fitbit's biggest competitor? ›

Here is the full list and in-depth analysis of Fitbit's top competitors and alternatives:
  • Xiaomi Mi band. Year founded: 2010. ...
  • Garmin. Year founded: 1989. ...
  • Samsung Gear Fit. Year founded: 2014. ...
  • Apple Watch. Year founded: 1976. ...
  • Huawei Band. Year founded: 1987. ...
  • Whoop Strap. Year founded: 2012. ...
  • Amazfit. Year founded: 2015. ...
  • Moov.

Can I text on my Fitbit sense? ›

Can you text on the Fitbit Sense? Currently, texting on the Fitbit Sense is only available if you have an Android phone. First, you'll set up customized quick replies using the Fitbit app on your phone, and then you can choose one of these saved responses directly from the watch.

Why won't my Fitbit Sense Let me answer calls? ›

Restart your Sense. Open the Fitbit app and pull down on the screen to force a manual sync. Open the Fitbit app, tap your profile picture > Sense > Notifications and turn off/on the calls notifications. Go back and tap On-Wrist Calls to set up this feature one more time.

How good is the Fitbit Sense? ›

Verdict. The Fitbit Sense is a solid smartwatch with a good screen, a relatively slim design, two day-plus battery life, solid Google Assistant or Alexa integration and simple smartphone alerts.

Does Fitbit Sense have a speaker? ›

Use the built-in speaker and microphone in Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 to take calls from your wrist.

How long do Apple watches last? ›

All-day LTE battery life is based on the following use: 90 time checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use, and a 60-minute workout with music playback from Apple Watch via Bluetooth, over the course of 18 hours; Apple Watch Ultra (GPS + Cellular) usage includes a total of 18 hours of LTE connection.

Is Apple Watch really worth it? ›

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.

Is Apple Watch more accurate than treadmill? ›

Without GPS data, the Apple watch is not accurate when it comes to calculating the distance traveled. So, when it comes to treadmill workout-tracking accuracy, then the data from Treadmills are hard to beat.

Does Fitbit track blood pressure? ›

Can Fitbit measure blood pressure? Since Fitbit's own study was just launched in April 2022, there are no results available yet. However, the Fitbit devices will estimate blood pressure using pulse arrival time, which does have some available data.

Do Fitbits work with Apple phones? ›

The Fitbit app is compatible with most popular phones and tablets. To set up and use your Fitbit products and services, you must install the Fitbit app on a compatible device running one of the following operating systems: Apple iOS 14 and higher. Android 8 or higher.

Can you control Apple music with Fitbit sense? ›

You can still connect your Fitbit to Apple Music and control playback and volume. While Fitbit no longer allows you to upload music from your Apple Music account directly to your Fitbit smartwatch, you can still control play from your Fitbit – and it also works with Audible audiobooks and podcasts.


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