Apple has been upgrading its Apple Watch nearly every year, and this year is no different. The Cupertino company is poised to unveil the Apple Watch Series 6 this fall. What will the next-generation Apple Watch look like, and what features will it have? Read on to find some of the critical features we expect to see in the Apple Watch Series 6.
A recent rumor suggests that at least one model of the Apple Watch may ship with a larger capacity 303.8 mAh battery and possibly longer battery life. Previous rumors, though hint at capacities of 265.9mAh and 262.9mAh, which are lower than the Apple Watch 5. Regardless of the size, Apple may squeeze more power out of the battery due to a Micro LED display or power management improvements in the S6 chip.
Blood Oxygen Monitoring
For years, rumors have suggested Apple is working on blood oxygen monitoring for its Apple Watch series. Finally, the company appears to be ready to add the feature to its Apple Watch. Even snippets of code in iOS 14 indicate the feature is coming this year.
Reports suggest the new Apple Watch likely will share the same look and design as the Apple Watch Series 5. There will be no significant changes in the form factor, so it'll look like an Apple Watch we already know and love.
The ability to record an ECG was added to the Apple Watch Series 4 and available in Watch Series 5. The existing ECG app on the Apple Watch sometimes generates inconclusive results when a person's heart rate falls between 100 to 120 heartbeats. Apple reportedly is working to improve the ECG app either through a hardware or software upgrades that'll be released alongside the Apple Watch Series 6.
When you ask an Apple Watch owner which feature they want to see in the next model, they likely will say sleep tracking. Sleep has been on competing smartwatches for years, so it's about time Apple added it to the Apple Watch.
This sleep tracking analysis may be fundamental initially with the ability to set a sleep goal and a sleep schedule. Not only will you see the quantity of sleep, the Sleep app also will analyze the quality of your sleep. Unlike many new features that are limited to new hardware, Apple is rolling out sleep tracking to its older Apple Watch models. To entice users to upgrade, Apple may be planning to add some advanced features to the Apple Watch Series 6.