Apple Unveils Series 6 Watch Collection With Blood Oxygen Monitoring

Dylan Henson

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Apple gave the world its first look at the Apple Watch Series 6 lineup on Tuesday featuring an array of high-tech sensors that can monitor blood oxygen levels and better track sleep habits.

Using red and infrared light, the Series 6 can measure its wearer's blood oxygen contents in roughly 15 seconds, and Apple says it's working with health-focused organizations to launch studies to see if this feature could be helpful in diagnosing someone with COVID-19.

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While the design of the Series 6 builds on its 4 and 5 predecessors, the customization options are nearly endless. The 100%-recycled aluminum model comes in gray, silver, gold, blue or the new red colorway. 

The stainless steel version is available in either graphite or yellow gold; the most expensive titanium look is available in silver or black titanium.

Adding to the expansive strap selection is the "Solo Loop," a single silicone skrap uninterrupted by any buckles and presented in seven different colors as well as a braided style made of yarn. There's also a fresh leather link strap seen below.

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Other exciting features include the new S6 processor touting up to 20% faster performance, an always-on display that's 2.5x brighter than the Series 5 and the always-on altimeter providing real-time elevation details. 

But perhaps the most game-changing update is the Fitness Plus subscription service for $9.99 per month that offers virtual workout classes and advanced performance stats. If you're looking to totally embrace the Apple lifestyle, check out the new Apple One bundle.

$399 is the starting price for the 40mm Series 6.