The latest fancy health feature is a way to measure your blood oxygen levels. The Series 5 already implemented an always-on display for the first time, but with the new Apple Watch, that AOD will be a bit brighter and easier to see. There's no blood oxygen monitoring and no ECG.
Apple said clusters of green, red and infrared lights, combined with light-sensitive diodes on the back of the watch, combined with algorithms, meant it could compensate for variations in skin to take accurate readings.
At the launch overnight Apple also introduced a new Apple Watch Series 6 that monitors blood oxygen.
Elsewhere, Apple added a faster chip to its base model iPad.
On Tuesday, Apple also introduced a lower-cost Apple Watch SE, priced at $279 in the US market.
In addition to coming in both Global Positioning System and Cellular configurations, the Watch SE is also swim-proof, so you won't have to worry about taking it off all the time. As you guys are fighting for your lives during the course of the session, your Apple Watch is going to track your related vitals.
The new flagship wearable is Apple's first to include the U1 Ultra Wideband chip, according to technical specifications listed on the company's website.
"The Watch face is the most powerful and personal aspect of Apple Watch". Apple's UWB solution debuted with iPhone 11 in 2019.
Fitness+ will feature high-quality workout videos like those you might find from companies like Peloton. It's machine-agnostic, meaning you don't need any particular equipment-aside from the Apple Watch. For $9.99 per month (or $79.99 per year), Apple users can tap into classes (Cycling, Treadmill, Rowing, HIIT, Strength, Yoga, Dance, Core, and Mindful Cooldown) on their Apple devices.
Apple also launched a new subscription plan called Apple One that bundles together its various services. "This year, we project supply to be available a few weeks later".
Individual - Apple Music, Arcade, TV+, and iCloud for $14.95 per month.
Compared to subscribing to each service individually, the Individual plan will save users $6 per month, while the Family and Premier plans will save subscribers $8 and $25 per month, respectively.
A more surprising announcement: Apple Fitness+, a workout streaming service created to be used with the Apple Watch.