Apple announces Apple Watch Series 6 with ability to measure blood oxygen levels

Apple has announced the Apple Watch Series 6, the latest in its line of popular smartwatches. The Series 6 model maintains the same overall design introduced with the Apple Watch Series 4 and continued with the Series 5, but it adds a variety of new sensors to allow for things like blood oxygen monitoring and better sleep tracking.

Apple says the Series 6 can measure blood oxygen levels in about 15 seconds, using both red and infrared light. The company says it’s partnering with health networks to start large scale studies using the new blood oxygen measurement feature, including testing to see if it can detect if a person is infected with COVID-19.

A Product (RED) version of the Apple Watch Series 6.

The Series 6…

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Author: Dan Seifert