On the positive side, the Watch Series 6 comes with the WatchOS 7 operating system, which has several new features like watch faces, colour themes, extended support for third-party apps, and customisable watch face complications (widgets). Besides, the OS also adds native support for sleep tracking, complemented by Apple’s bedtime feature. There also are a couple of additional reminder features for handwash duration and drinking water. These might seem small additions but contribute in making the Watch Series 6 a robust smartwatch for health enthusiasts. Though most of the WatchOS 7 features are also available for the existing Apple Watch line-up, sleep tracking is exclusive to the Watch Series 6.
The health features are complemented by the Watch’s fitness-tracking capabilities, which cover a wide spectrum of fitness activities and register accurate data. In this, the Watch Series 6 has a lot to offer and it really helps how easily everything comes around without requiring too much effort. Moreover, the Apple Watch Series 6 offers a day of on-battery time with always-on display enabled. The on-battery time extends to around a day and a half without the always-on display.
Charging the watch takes around two hours, but it is disappointing that it does not support third-party wireless charging solutions. Therefore, you need to carry the supplied charging cradle everywhere. The supplied charging solution still uses USB-A, whereas the new iPhones come with USB-C to Lightening. So, you also need a separate charging adaptor to charge the watch, otherwise you will end up searching for a power source with full-size USB port to charge the watch.
Priced Rs 40,900 onwards, the Apple Watch Series 6 is an iterative upgrade over its predecessor, but it does well in the smartwatch category with its upgrades, howsoever small. It elevates user experience with new features and utilities that are not available on any of the watch’s previous iterations. Also, the Watch Series 6 works in perfect sync with iPhones and at no point does it feel like a liability, thanks to its intuitive WatchOS 7 operating system which is easy to use and operate. It is one-of-a-kind smartwatch that lets you do more with it and less with the iPhone. However, it is restricted to the iPhone only and does not work with any other smartphone operating system.