Apple Watch Series 6 Features, Price, Release Date Announced: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Bizarrely, this latest September media event held by Apple didn’t feature the iPhone as the main focus. That’s not great for some people but is actually wonderful news for others, such as passionate Apple Watch aficionados who were excited to see what the future of Apple’s smart wearable looked like.

And now we know!

We’ve been talking about Apple Watch Series 6 for a while now and had a very good feeling that it was going to feature heavily as part of today’s digital-only event. Still, it’s nice to have that confirmed by Apple and to also see the features, price, and release date for the hardware coming directly from the horse’s mouth.


– New S6 SiP essentially brings a dual core CPU to the new wearable which happens to be based on the the A13 Bionic chip.

– Improved Battery Life

Series 6 will ship with an ever-so-slightly increased battery. The 1.17 Wh battery has a slightly improved capacity of 303.8mAh and will work alongside efficiencies in the watchOS 7 firmware to provide additional battery life over earlier models.

– Bloody Oxygen Level Tracking

Apple Watch Series 6 and watchOS 7 will work harmoniously together to let a wearer track their blood oxygen levels with the hope of potentially detecting serious illness earlier than before. The system will provide the wearer with notifications when levels are low as part of an early-warning system.

– Real-Time Elevation

Going on a hike or climbing mountains? Apple Watch Series 6 now comes backing in in-built altimeter to give you a real-time reading of the height you’re at.

– Mental Health Help

Apple Watch Series 6 will use its built-in technology to determine if a wearer is suffering from elevated levels of stress and anxiety, or having a panic attack, and will provide breathing suggestions.

– New Watch faces

As expected, watchOS 7 on the new Series 6 brings in some cool new watch faces, the most interesting of them being the Memoji face, as well as custom artist face. Apple says it has allowed developers to create their own complications, but Watch Faces, not so much for now.



Pricing on the Apple Watch Series 6 starts at $xxx for non-LTE aluminum 40mm Sport models and go up as high as $xxx for the higher-end LTE 44mm Steel version. All models and prices below:

  • 40mm: Starting at $xxx | $xxx for GPS+Cellular
  • 44mm: Starting at $xxx | $xxx for GPS+Cellular

Release Date

If you remove the price and the hardware out of the equation, the next most important point on people’s minds is the release date of the new Apple Watch Series 6. So, when will it go on sale, and when you can you get your hands on the new Series 6 Apple Watch? Apple will open pre-orders on [DAY], [MONTH] [DATE], with the actual launch and shipping of the hardware set for [DAY], [MONTH] [DATE].

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