Apple Watch Series 6 rumors are touchdown left, proper and centre – and if this avalanche of options truly occurs it might be one of the best smartwatch of all time.
The major supply of the leaks – noticed by 9to5Mac – is code for iOS14, which is hinting at some of the most important options we’ve been craving on the Apple Watch.
Pulse ox and sleep
First up is Apple catching up with Fitbit and Garmin with pulse oxygen detection – which might be an early warning signal of sleep apnea.
Apple has been making a severe well being part for the Apple Watch, so that is one space it’s lagging. However, we are able to’t see Apple settling for the compromises round alerting customers and labelling blood oxygen readings that Fitbit has made with out FDA approval. It’s cautious to not use the phrases “sleep apnea” and gained’t serve any warnings for top ranges of blood oxygen variation.
We’d assume that Apple would go for FDA certification, and that would take a very long time.
But there’s extra. Pulse ox monitoring is greatest achieved at night time, and that implies that sleep monitoring may very well be on the way in which for the Apple Watch for the primary time.
Leaks seen by 9to5Mac present that new sleep objectives heading to iOS 14 even have an Apple Watch aspect – nevertheless it’s not clear how a lot knowledge can be captured. Sleep durations, for instance, won’t embrace the sleep levels we have develop into accustomed too.
Sleep monitoring has been a serious omission from Apple Watch Series 5, regardless of loads of third occasion apps doing the job on watchOS.
Faces and tachymeter
Apparently there might lastly be a loosening of guidelines round Apple Watch faces. Rumours level to an Infograph Pro watch face with tachymeter – a dial across the edge that acts as a stopwatch.
What’s extra, there’s an enlargement and re-upping of photograph watch faces together with ones that draw on communal albums with family and friends.
And you can share watch faces – issues and all – with others.
Apple Watch Kids mode
Finally, there’s additionally phrase that watchOS 7 and the brand new Apple Watch might have a youngsters mode.
This would allow a cellphone to pair to a number of Apple Watch gadgets, which in flip might be restricted to supply choose calling to trusted contacts, and even schedule Schooltime when options may very well be restricted.
A youngsters mode that enabled GPS location can be much more fascinating – and there’s loads of nice options that folks might glean from a smartwatch. It would even be an effective way to utilise older gadgets, as folks improve.
We’re anticipating a brand new Apple Watch to be introduced in September 2020, so watch this house for updates. In the imply time, try our record of upcoming smartwatches.