Apple Watch Series 6 tipped again to feature blood-oxygen sensor
Apple watch series 6, 2020 smartwatch model is rumored to pack a sensor that can measure the levels of oxygen in blood, in addition to the one that tracks sleeping patterns.
A joint report has claimed that the watch OS 7, which will debut with Apple Watch Series 6, has been spotted with new features, including the blood-oxygen sensing and sleep tracking.
The Apple Watch Series 6 was also said to feature Touch ID on the digital crown in the same report earlier this week.
A report has claimed that, citing senior sources, Apple is working on two new features for watch OS 7 – blood-oxygen sensing and sleep monitoring.
Sleep tracking is supported on Apple Watch models via third-party apps but there is no battery optimisation for them. Since the Apple Watch needs to be charged at least once a day, it is normally done during the night time defying the whole purpose of having a sleep tracker.
The watch OS 7 will also have a complete design overhaul, which will refresh the look of icons and interface. There will also be updates to in-built apps that, the report says, “haven’t been seen in recent years.” That being said, the report claims watch OS 7 will not arrive on Apple Watch models launched in 2016.
The watch OS 7 will also support ‘Hey Siri’ commands, much like how they are supported on iPhone and iPad models.
The specifics on how the commands will work are not known at this point. If we are to assume, Siri could support music playback control via voice commands.