When Apple kicked off its Time Flies event on September 15, 2020, 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 some other new hardware.

In this piece, we’ll outline all the detailed technical specifications for Apple’s sixth generation Apple Watch to help you determine if this will be 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 space gray
    • Stainless steel case – 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 space gray
    • Stainless steel case – colors: gold, graphite, or silver
  • Apple Watch Edition (44 mm case and 40 mm case)
    • Titanium case – colors: space black or titanium
  • Apple Watch Nike+ (44 mm case and 40 mm case)
    • Aluminum case – colors: silver or space gray
  • Apple Watch Hermès (44 mm case and 40 mm case)
    • Stainless steel case – colors: silver or space black

Case dimensions

40mm

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

44mm

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

Case Weight

  • GPS + Cellular
    • 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

Features

  • GPS, GNSS
  • Compass
  • Always-on altimeter
  • Blood-oxygen sensor
  • Water-resistant up to 50 meters
  • Electrical heart sensor
  • Second-generation optical heart sensor
  • International emergency calling
  • Emergency SOS
  • Accelerometer (up to 32 g-forces with fall detection)
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • 50% louder speaker
  • Improved microphone
  • Apple Pay
  • GymKit
  • Storage capacity 32GB
  • Digital crown with haptic feedback
  • Ceramic and sapphire crystal back

Connectivity

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

Display

  • Always-on LTPO OLED Retina display with 1,000 nits brightness
  • 324 by 394 pixels (40 mm) with 759 sq mm display area
  • 368 by 448 pixels (44 mm) with 977 sq mm display area

Power

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

Operating system

Conclusion

If you’re coming from the previous generation Apple Watch Series 5, then the biggest changes with this year’s model are going to be the addition of the blood-oxygen sensor and the complementary app, the zippier S6 SIP, a brighter always-on display, the always-on altimeter, and the new case finishes.

Personally, I’m excited for 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 always-on-display brightness in direct sunlight.

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