Apple Watch Series 6 to support blood oxygen level monitoring


Apple Watch Series 6

The market of wearables is finally catching up with costumers years after its inception. While smartphone makers are slowly achieving good numbers in this segment, Apple Watch still reigns above every other device in this segment. The Cupertino-based firm managed to overcome challenges since the first Apple Watch and slowly built a solid user base that is second to none. Recently, Apple introduced the highly-requested sleep tracking feature in the watchOS as well as a perfectly-timed hand-washing detector. Both features will be supported by the yet-to-go-official Apple Watch Series 6. Now, a new report reveals that the new smartwatch will be packed with a blood oxygen level monitor. Once again, these features come in perfect time. After all, we’re still living amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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According to a new report from DigiTimes, the Apple Watch Series 6 is arriving this fall 2020 along with the iPhone 12 series. The report says that Taiwan’s ASE has got major orders for a SiP sensor in the coming Apple Watch. Moreover, the publication states that the new wearable will feature biosensors to monitor sleeping conditions, blood oxygen levels. It will also be capable of measuring pulse rates, heartbeats as well as atrial fibrillation. The wearable is said to incorporate the MEMS-based accelerometer as well as a gyroscope for precise measurements. The possibility of an upcoming blood oxygen level sensor surfaced a few weeks ago after the leaked iOS 14 code indicated the arrival of the new sensor. In addition to the mentioned additions, Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch Series 6 will come with LCP (Liquid Crystal Polymer) for the flexible circuit board. It will further improve the smartwatch.

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The new Apple Watch Series 6 may suffer with iPhone 12 delay

Apple took to the headlines to reveal that the iPhone 12 series coming slightly after the usual. The company failed to give a precise explanation regarding this delay. However, it’s hard to not consider the COVID-19 pandemic as the main catalyst. One time that the iPhone family is coming a little later this year, we have enough reasons to believe that the Apple Watch Series will follow. We’ll probably hear more in the coming days.

Antevisão do watchOS 6 - Apple (PT)

The new wearable will come to further establish its realm as the king of smartwatches. The market is likely to become more competitive in the second half of 2020. Many companies like Redmi joining this trend.

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