The first difference between the new watch is, of course, the new operating system – watchOS 7. It will have the native sleep-tracking function, as well as a function to determine the maximum oxygen consumption. Including the user will receive an alert if the rate is below normal.
As for the watches themselves, as always, the full specifications will appear on the Apple website after the whole presentation, so we will supplement the news later. In the meantime, we can mention new colors: blue for aluminum watches, updated gold and updated gray for steel watches. In addition, for the first time for Apple Watch red color is available as part of the Product RED program.
Needless to say, Apple has also shown new dials – the company does not often add to their range, so for many owners of smart watches it is important enough. This time it is even more interesting, because Apple has created, for example, special dials for surfers, photographers, medical professionals with data integration with specialized programs.
And Apple has also shown a new strap, and really new. It’s called a Solo Loop, and it’s a bracelet without a clasp or buckle. It is made of “liquid” silicone and simply stretches out so you can put it on your wrist. Needless to say, it will be available in different sizes and several colors.
There is also one, but in the “woven” style, made of some recycled material that is interwoven with threads of the same “liquid” silicone. Apple also showed a new leather bracelet – without buckles and clasps, but no longer inextricable – and a number of other updated models.
Separately, it should be noted the emergence of parental control (family access) with numerous functions, that is, Apple Watch can now be called a smart watch for children. And this mode can work even if the child does not have an iPhone – such clock will be synchronized with the parent’s smartphone. However, this feature requires the model not older than Watch Series 4.
The cost of the new watch model starts at $400. It should also be noted that Watch Series 3 remains in service at a price of $200.
It should be noted that Apple has updated the official website, but there are no technical characteristics of the new watches. So far, we can state that the novelty is based on the new S6 platform, and the rest probably doesn’t differ from Watch Series 5.