Here is how you can watch today's Apple event

  • Here is how you can watch today's Apple event

Here is how you can watch today's Apple event

The tagline for today's virtual Apple event was "Time Flies", so it's no surprise the marquee item was the new and improved Apple Watch.

The flagship successor to the Watch Series 5 has been announced with the Apple Watch Series 6. But on the inside, there's a new sensor that measures the oxygen saturation of your blood, also known as SpO2.

Apple Watch Series 6 delivers blood oxygen monitoring right from your wrist. This is accomplished using both red and infrared light.

In addition to the Series 6 there's an all new model which is the same size, but slightly paired back.

However, knowing that previous year Apple said the A13 Bionic brought a 20% speed increase across the board over the A12 Bionic, we can estimate the 2020 chipset to have a 17% faster CPU and 8% better GPU than its predecessor.

The Watch Series 6 comes in gray, silver, gold, or blue aluminium finishes. The company normally also rolls out its new iPhones at this time of year, but production problems caused by the pandemic have delayed their release until at least October. This device may look much closer to the iPad Pro - ditching the physical Home Button and shrinking the borders to maximise the screen real estate available in the footprint.

Other hardware upgrades include a new S6 chip that Apple says is more power-efficient and charges 20 percent faster.

With the introduction of a one-of-a-kind bundle like Apple One, not only does Apple have yet another channel to accelerate monthly recurring revenue in its Services business, but it brings more people into its software ecosystem and gets them to stay. You also have the option of the Braided Solo Loop if you happen to be interested in a different style. With watchOS 7, we have hand-washing detection, which reminds you to wash your hands and monitors the duration that you do it.

The Apple Watch Series 6 features some new watch faces, including a fun Memoji face, moving and reacting to your touch. Family Setup requires a cellular Apple Watch model and will be available through a handful of carriers at launch.

Apple has long touted the fitness features of its Apple Watch, but now it's going after at-home fitness enthusiasts with a new on-demand exercise service known as Fitness+. Once a user launches a video, it communicates with and starts the correct workout in their Apple Watch workout app. Pre-order it now starting at $279. Do note that Apple is implementing shipping the watch without a USB power adapter as part of efforts to reduce waste. Like the affordable iPhone, the Apple Watch SE combines the best of Series 6 with affordability. Apple Watch SE is available in three lovely case finishes made of 100 percent recycled aluminum, and compatible with all Apple Watch bands including the new Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop.

It also announced a cheaper smartwatch, the Apple Watch SE, which does not have the oxygen sensor.

Membership for the Fitness+ will cost $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year.

Family Setup offers other helpful tools for parents and kids, with Schooltime and Downtime features that offer controls over when and what kids can do with their Apple Watch, kid-focused Activity rings, and more.