Apple Watch Series 6 is Smallest Upgrade Yet

by birtanpublished on October 3, 2020

So just this morning i unboxed and set up the apple watch series six i got the 44 millimeter stainless steel option today and i'm just kidding obviously no apple doesn't send me stuff early but i wanted to talk about the apple watch today and then i just woke up to everyone posting their early series six videos so no i did not get one early mine has not even shipped yet i am waiting but today i'm here to talk about why you probably shouldn't buy the series six some of you are interested in it and i

Actually think this is one of the smallest apple watch upgrades of all time looking back at all the changes throughout the years this one feels like one of the tiniest and it's also kind of a shift in what we should expect with future apple watches so without further ado let's talk about why the apple watch sc is probably a way better deal let's begin so it's very easy when watching the apple event or when scrolling through the website to be like whoa there's so

Much new stuff and there is a lot of things to talk about but the truth is what is actually physically different on the series 6 compared to the series 5 i would say is pretty small i would say it's pretty minor compared to years prior in changes we saw in the apple watch lineup in the past it's pretty much just the blood oxygen sensor which honestly it goes into the category of health information that's kind of interesting but at the same time apple

Reminds you this is not a medical device and you shouldn't use the apple watch in replacement of hospital-grade equipment so you know when you're using the ecg app it's like it doesn't check for heart attacks so if you're known for having heart issues or you need to know your blood oxygen levels regularly i guess it's helpful but it's still not you know 100 certifiable it's not something you should use in replacement of dedicated equipment that is designed to track that

Type of stuff and i feel like most of us aren't in that situation there are a few outliers but most of us don't need to know that at all times and also reminder if you're under the age of 22 the ecg technically doesn't even work you're supposed to be over that age and you can technically lie to the health app and say yeah i'm 22 years old and you can take an ecg but i guess it's not as reliable if you're under that age and the other biggest noticeable change with the series 6 is the always-on display being twice as

Bright as before now some of you may not remember but i did buy and review the series 5 and i decided it wasn't worth it that was the first apple watch i bought and decided i don't want this it's not a big enough change and i sent it back because personally i have never run into the issue of my apple watch not turning on when i needed to seriously like the sensors inside my series 4 from way back in 2018 are incredibly good at registering exactly when i need the watch face to

Turn on even if i give it just the ever so slight movement it doesn't have to be very violent i don't have to flick that wrist really hard in a certain way it will just instantly light up whenever i needed to which is i guess why always on display never appealed to me very much because it just felt like i never needed it it was just a feature that drained my battery faster when i wasn't using my watch in the first place and again never been an issue with my series 4. some of you may disagree

So i suppose the series 6 is good for you but other than all of these colors and all of these new watch bands and these new finishes that there's lots to talk about like how this new solo loop works or this new braided loop and it's stretchy and apple lets you figure out what size you need at home and the new red color looks dope the new blue color looks dope the truth is these are probably the biggest changes this year with the apple watch they have very little to do with the internals okay you've got five gigahertz wi-fi on the watch but no one was

Streaming youtube videos no one was doing any type of high performance wi-fi on the watch on the first place and it has the ultra wideband chip which apple didn't even talk about on stage when they first introduced it in the iphones last year here we are a year later and we still don't really have that many useful examples of what the ultra wideband chip is for it's probably going to help with air tags a little bit so when they launch those you'll probably be able to either

Find lost items on the apple watch series 6 a little bit better than the se or if you lose your apple watch it might be a bit easier to find that but i feel like most people don't lose their watch because it's on their wrist or on the charger so these are not features in my opinion that weren't opting for the series 6. sure the apple watch se is a little more boring because they didn't go all out with the marketing images and it only comes in three finishes so it's less flashy but

If you're on the series 3 or older and you're thinking about upgrading in my opinion the se is covering everything that most of you will probably care about the updated aesthetics the bigger display and no it's not always on but like i've said with my series 4 it's really never been an issue it's very very sensitive to registering exactly when the watch is supposed to turn on and the ecg thing is cool it's interesting that they're able to implement that and for some people with heart issues i guess it

Makes sense to check that more regularly but a lot of us don't have that issue and if you're not known for having regular heart issues i would say don't feel like you need it don't feel like the ecg is going to change your life because i can easily get caught into these messes of like hmm well for the past 20 years i've never wondered what my blood oxygen level sensor is but now that apple's mentioning they're selling it in the product now i feel like i should have blood oxygen level check

Now i worried about it am i gonna die don't necessarily buy into that fear if you're concerned about your heart or your blood oxygen levels go see a doctor don't feel like the apple watch will cure you from all these issues and also i mean you could buy a series six to see if your blood oxygen's okay and there's a decent chance you're gonna do that once or twice when you first get the watch it maybe never again thrilled the life of the watch so if we look at years prior i mean when we had the first apple watch again that was

The first apple watch and then series two we finally had ip water resistance there was a slight design change and the watch was able to shoot water out of the speaker grill and that kind of stuff the display was even brighter on the apple watch series 2 and then the series 3 i would say was more of a minor year there wasn't many design changes but they finally did allow for cellular support and siri could actually speak out of the apple watch speaker so they improve the sound on it a little bit

And of course new finishes new colors new watch bands we get that every year series four i think this was the biggest upgrade to the apple watch we had ever seen it was finally a new display with rounded corners new external designs and new finishes and new watch bands to go along with it and of course the introduction of the ekg and also the first 64-bit architecture on a watch so boot ups and app loading times and startups when installing an update and that kind of thing really got to be somewhat usable on the

Series 4. series 5 was also somewhat minor because the biggest change was that always on display but it did at least impact every single apple watch series 5. it wasn't an option like cellular was for the series 3. so i admitted last year that the series 5 was still a fairly substantial upgrade for those who did care about always on display because there are some of you out there that are like i need the watch to display the time at all times i'm not doing this raised

Awake thing i don't want to flick the wrist i just want it to always be displaying content and to those people you finally got it and now series six is just blood oxygen level monitoring and the slightly brighter always on display so it's just little improvements here and there and an extra health feature which might be important to a few people but definitely this is as small as an apple watch upgrade as it gets i think that's why apple went all out with the new colors and the new watch bands this year because

Truth is the color of the watch and the way the watch bands are built that's a substantial i mean percentage-wise that's a big part of what the watch is and apple knows the apple watch is just as much a functional piece as it is a fashion piece and what it looks like and what people buy so they can style themselves is almost just as important is almost more important this year than is the functionality of the watch and what they're able to change internally that makes a big difference

Again this year wasn't the year for giant leaps of functionality the s6 chip is 20 faster but i don't think anyone was complaining on the s4 chip or s5 chip being too slow the always-on altimeter is nice but it's also worth mentioning that came to the apple watch se as well so that is not exclusive to the series six so if you were waiting for a year to not upgrade your watch and you're happy with your current one i would say now is probably a good time if you have a series four or five to wait and just

See what apple has in store with the series seven i feel like now that we've had this apple watch design for the past three years might start to make sense for apple to implement some massive changes to the apple watch next year maybe adopting micro led displays or thinner bezels there's an updated design language of some kind i'm not sure exactly the direction they're going to take it there's not a lot of leaks right now but if you're rocking the apple watch series 3 or older i would highly advise you

Check out the se because at 280 it is a little bit more expensive than we were expecting but still it's a much better value than we thought it was going to be and i think the greatest feature of the series 4 compared to the series 3 was that updated design language and this display and the fact that you can get that updated design and new look for around 300 i think is well worth it and that s5 chip is gonna be much much faster than the cpu you were experiencing on your series three which

Is a lot older a lot slower and uh compass right we all needed that compass that was a crucial feature that the se finally has thank god obviously i mean if you really just care about colors and new finishes because it looks cool and it looks new and you've got the disposable income you know you're not gonna go bankrupt please for the love of god don't put the apple watch series six on a monthly installment plan on your apple car just because you wanted a red one don't do that please now is not the time

Guys but by all means it's your money do whatever you want if you want just a newer design or you've stumbled upon some extra money i guess and you want to buy the latest apple watch go ahead but just keep in mind that this is one of the tiniest upgrades ever so really don't feel like you need to go out and buy it now truth is the future of the apple watch if they don't decide to start updating some things that are a bit more major like the display or think about adding a camera or

Something which i don't want but i feel like they're gonna get desperate and they're gonna feel like they have to add it design and colors and watch bands being updated might be what the future of apple watch upgrades are they're just apple announcing new colors new fashion trends and because it's a watch and it's a fashion piece that's kind of a big part of it and functionality wise i feel like they're kind of running out of things to add and 2020 is kind of proof of that but of course i could be wrong so let me know

What you guys think the series 6 is such a big deal for and this is your apple sheep here i'll see you in the next one

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