Tag: Outstanding

30
Sep
2020
Posted in software

Apple Watch Series 6 review: Outstanding smartwatch, but health software offers little guidance Review

Apple debuted the new Apple Watch Series 6 earlier this month and I’ve been testing out the new (PRODUCT)RED 44mm GPS model. At first glance it doesn’t seem much different than the Apple Watch Series 5, but there’s more than meets the eye.

Regular readers know I’m a sucker for buying colorful watches and phones so when I saw the new navy blue and red aluminum watch offerings I knew one of them had to be mine. While blue is one of my favorite colors, I couldn’t find one readily available and since I already purchased a (PRODUCT)RED Apple iPhone SE, I selected the red Apple Watch Series 6. These new colors are attractive and the one visually distinguishing difference between the Series 5 and Series 6.

Also: Apple Watch Series 5 review: This is the watch I’ve been waiting for

Specifications

  • Display: 1.2 inch (30.4mm) 240×240-pixel resolution transflective memory-in-pixel color Corning Gorilla Glass DX
  • Storage: 8GB of internal storage for up to 500 songs and 200 hours of activity data
  • Water resistance: 5 ATM
  • Connectivity and sensors: WiFi, Bluetooth, ANT+, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, optical HR, barometer, compass, altimeter, Pulse Ox
  • Band: 22mm silicone replaceable strap
  • Battery: 21 hours in UltraTrac mode, 16 hours in GPS training mode, 6 hours with GPS and music streaming, and 7 days in smartwatch mode with 24/7 HR monitoring
  • Dimensions: 43.8 x 43.8 x 13.3mm and 47 grams

Hardware

The Apple Watch Series 6 looks just like the Apple Watch Series 5 with the same sized curved glass display, curved square watch case, spinning crown button, right side button, same band attachment design, similar heart rate sensor on the back, and same magnetic charging puck. Apple does not include an A/C adapter for the USB cable in