When Apple launched Tuesday’s Time Flies event, most people already knew from the name that it would be Apple Watch related. Apple used the event to unveil two new Apple Watch models, including the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, along with other new hardware.

In this piece, we will outline all the detailed technical specifications for Apple’s sixth generation Apple Watch to help you decide if this will be the right upgrade for you.

Apple Watch Series 6 Technical Specifications

Trim styles and finishes

  • Apple Watch Series 6 GPS + Cellular (44 mm case and 40 mm case)
    • Aluminum case – colors: blue, gold, (PRODUCT) RED, silver or medium gray
    • Stainless steel bag – colors: gold, graphite, silver
  • Apple Watch Series 6 GPS (44 mm case and 40 mm case)
    • Aluminum case – colors: blue, gold, (PRODUCT) RED, silver or medium gray
    • Stainless steel bag – colors: gold, graphite or silver
  • Apple Watch Edition (44 mm case and 40 mm case)
    • Titanium bag – colors: space black or titanium
  • Apple Watch Nike + (44 mm case and 40 mm case)
    • Aluminum case – colors: silver or medium gray
  • Apple Watch Hermès (44 mm case and 40 mm case)
    • Stainless steel bag – colors: silver or medium black

Case dimensions

40mm

  • Height: 40mm
  • Width: 34mm
  • Depth: 10.4 mm

44mm

  • Height: 44mm
  • Width: 38mm
  • Depth: 10.4 mm

Emphasis on the case

  • GPS + mobile
    • Aluminum 40 mm = 30.5 g
    • Aluminum 44 mm = 36.5 g
    • Stainless steel 40 mm = 39.7 g
    • Stainless steel 44 mm = 47.1 g
    • Titanium 40 mm = 34.6 g
    • Titanium 44 mm = 41.3 g
  • GPS
    • Aluminum 40 mm = 30.5 g
    • Aluminum 44 mm = 36.5 g
    • Stainless steel 40 mm = 39.7 g
    • Stainless steel 44 mm = 47.1 g
    • Titanium 40 mm = 34.6 g
    • Titanium 44 mm = 41.3 g

Chips

  • S6 SIP with 64-bit dual-core processor (20% faster than S5)
  • W3 Apple wireless chip
  • U1 ultra wideband chip

Characteristics

  • GPS, GNSS
  • Compass
  • Always on the altimeter
  • Blood oxygen sensor
  • Waterproof up to 50 meters
  • Electric heart sensor
  • Second-generation optical heart sensor
  • International emergency calls
  • SOS for emergencies
  • Accelerometer (up to 32 g forces with fall detection)
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • 50% higher speaker
  • Improved microphone
  • Apple Pay
  • GymKit
  • Storage capacity 32 GB
  • Digital crown with haptic feedback
  • Ceramics and sapphire crystal

Connection

  • GPS + mobile model:
    • LTE and UMTS
    • Wi-Fi (802.11b / g / n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
    • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS model:
    • Wi-Fi (802.11b / g / n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
    • Bluetooth 5.0

Show

  • Always on LTPO OLED Retina display with 1000 nit brightness
  • 324 x 394 pixels (40 mm) with 759 sqm display area
  • 368 x 448 pixels (44 mm) with 977 sqm display area

Power

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Up to 18 hours
  • Magnetic charging cable

Operating system

Conclusion

Coming from the previous generation Apple Watch Series 5, the biggest changes with this year’s model will be the addition of the blood oxygen sensor and the complementary app, the zippier S6 SIP, a brighter always on screen, always-on altimeter, and the new case is done.

Personally, I’m excited about the new health-centric hardware and the faster processor. It’s also pretty cool that Apple managed to squeeze the same 18-hour battery life out of a new Apple Watch that promises more than double the brightness that is always on the screen in direct sunlight.

Are you planning to buy the new Apple Watch Series 6? Let us know in the comments section below.