Apple watch series 6 Long term user review. Watch series 7 is already here and we all know it isn’t much of a leap. Apart from Quick charging, which is 33% faster than series 6. Swipe keyboard software integration and a narrower bezel. That sums up Series 7.
I have been using the Apple Watch series 6 Product Red 4G/LTE version for sometime now. So, should you consider series 7? or look for a better deal and get the Series 6. Let’s find out.
Apple Watch Series 6 Product Red 4G/LTE Unboxing:
- 40 mm or 44 mm case; over 30% larger display
- Always-On Retina LTPO OLED display, 1,000 nits
- Ion-X glass display on aluminium cases; sapphire crystal display on stainless steel and titanium cases
- GPS and GPS + Cellular models
- S6 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor; W3 wireless chip; U1 chip (Ultra Wideband)
- Digital Crown with haptic feedback
- Blood oxygen sensor; electrical heart sensor and third-generation optical heart sensor
- High and low heart rate notifications, irregular heart rhythm notification and ECG app
- International emergency calling, Emergency SOS and fall detection
- Water resistant to 50 metres
- LTE and UMTS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS/GNSS, compass and always-on altimeter
- 50% louder speaker; built-in mic
- 32GB capacity
Design & Feel:
The Apple Watch series has been the same for years, the series 6, however, is much better sharper, and better looking than its predecessor. Endless support for watch bands and other accessories makes the Apple watches stand apart and differentiate them in the market.
The most awaited always on feature on the Apple watch came in with the series 5 and series 6 makes it more noticeable. I will take about the battery life in the next section. But, overall Always on in a watch is a must have, the series 6 comes with a host of new features, and all work flawlessly. The ability to detect all the important health benefits is great to have features on your wrist.
The ECG App, can give you good amount of info of AFIB or Sinus rhythm. Blood oxygen is accurate enough for day to day tracking if required. Specially during COVID days Blood oxygen is a good to have feature. The Heart Rate app gives you notifications for inconsistent heat rate readings and more.
Other quick features like measuring Noise Level, Fall detection is a pretty handy feature for overall health related goals.
Battery Life, Charging and Performance:
I have been using the Apple watch since series 1 and must say the battery life and charging have come too far. The best part is even though the Apple watch has started with Always on display since series 5, the battery has improved. But, importantly keep always on turned off gives better battery life no doubt. With always-on display and little usage you can get up to a day or a slightly more and with always on display off it can be near 2 days easy.
Performance on the Apple Watch is nothing to be compared or talked about as it is by far the most powerful and optimized experience.
Apple recently announced WatchOS 8 for watches going back to series 3. The software is well optimized and the App development and integration are way ahead of Google’s Wear or Samsung’s Tizen OS. From keeping a track of health to reminding with innovative animations everything is a good package deal.
- Best Apple Watch, better even when compared to series 7 when price and improvements are considered
- Best Health features
- Software Integration
- No Performance drop compared to any competition in the market
- Ample of accessories 1st and 3rd Party
- Improving Battery life and charging
- Compatible with only iPhone
If you are someone who is looking for a smartwatch Apple watch series 6 is currently the best option available. Series 7 you can check if it is your 1st Apple Watch and can consider during Sale offers. People jumping from Series 1-5 can see a big jump. If you don’t want to get into the Apple ecosystem then Samsung smartwatches can be an ideal option.