Apple Watch Series 6 vs Apple Series Watch 5: What’s Changed?
Apple unveiled earlier today its latest flagship smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 6. Compared to its predecessor, the Apple Watch Series 5, let’s see what changed and if there is a need for an upgrade.
|Apple Watch Series 6||Apple Watch Series 5|
|Display size (approx.)||1.78mm, 1.57mm||1.78mm, 1.57mm|
|Display type||Always-On OLED Retina display||Always-On OLED Retina display|
|Resolution||44mm - 368 x 448|
40mm - 324 x 394
|44mm - 368 x 448
40mm - 324 x 394
|Case||44mm, 40mm||44mm, 40mm|
|Chipset, Processor||Apple S6, dual-core||Apple S5, dual-core|
|OS||wacthOS 7||watchOS 6, upgradable to watchOS7|
|Battery||Up to 18 hours||Up to 18 hours|
|Built-in Speakers and Mic||Yes||Yes|
|Connection||Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0||Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0|
|U1 Ultra Wideband support||Yes||No|
|Digital Crown haptic feedback||Yes||Yes|
|Low, High, Irregular Heart Notifications||Yes||Yes|
|Optical Heart Sensor||Yes||Yes|
|Water resistance||Up to 50 meters||Up to 50 meters|
|Family Setup support||Yes||Yes|
|Price||40mm - PHP 22,990|
44mm - PHP 24,990
|40mm - PHP 23,990
44mm - PHP 25,990
Summary of improvements to the Apple Watch Series 6:
• New Apple S6 Chipset
• Blood Oxygen sensor
• U1 Ultra Wideband support
• Always-on Altimeter
The major upgrade that the Apple Watch 6 gets is the new Apple S6 chip. Spec-wise, this gives more power for the smartwatch to perform faster and more fluidly.
In terms of the added health tools that you can utilize for the watch is the Blood Oxygen app. This is great especially for those who want to monitor their oxygen levels in real-time.
The U1 Ultrawideband support lets devices precisely pinpoint and measure the distance between other UWB equipped devices. The technology lets you communicate and find other devices that are equipped with the same chip. If it’s not the same technology, it doesn’t really help that much.
As for the Always-on Altimeter, this helps you know how high you are from sea level which is already one of the features that the predecessor already has but not on the Always-On mode.
Should you upgrade?
If you’re the type of person who uses the health monitoring tools of the Apple Watch, and you’re coming from an older model, YES. The Blood Oxygen app is a big deal as it gives you more insight into your current health status.
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