In addition to the new iPad that was announced today, Apple also announced its latest addition to the smartwatch family in the form of the Apple Watch Series 6 and a new entry-level Apple Watch SE. According to Apple, the Series 6 is able to measure blood oxygen levels in 15 seconds by utilizing red and infrared light. As such, the company has partnered with health networks for a large study of the new feature, including tests to see if it can detect those infected with COVID-19.
The Apple Watch SE will replace the Series 3 and will have a lower price entry point. Features include a number of Series 3 staples including compass, fall detection, swim-proof chassis, face sharing, and more. But it does not feature the always-on display shown on the Series 5.
Both watch offerings from Apple are available to order today and will ship on September 18th.