Full Review Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm)

so the apple watch series six has just hit the uk and if you’ve got one of those iphone jobbies stashed in your bag or your pants then it’s still one of the best smart watch options around but of course like all apple kit this week blighter remains about as affordable as one of elvis’s teeth so the series 6 will cost you from a rather high watering 379 quid if you just want the basic wi-fi and bluetooth model and if you want a bit of cellular support chucked in as well well that’ll be 479 quid thank you very much otherwise you can also grab this wrist rocket from the likes of vodafone for 27 pounds a month if you want to spread the payments but is it actually worth that cash well i’ve been rocking the apple watch series 6 on my wrist for a while now and here’s my full in-depth review and for the latest greatest sec please do poke subscribe and hit that notifications bell cheers so first up the apple watch series 6 is available in either 40 or 44 millimeter flavors to suit all wrist sizes and the functionality thankfully stays the same whichever size you grab just to keep things nice and simple as well as the size selection you can also choose between aluminium stainless steel or titanium casings and if you go for one of the latter pair then you’ll also get some sapphire glass slathered over that display in order to give it a bit of extra hardiness definitely a very good plan if you’re one of those outdoor adventuring types my review model is just the aluminium version which you also get a selection of vibrant colors like red and blue unfortunately you don’t get those color options with them more premium titanium and stainless steel effects and also the price rises rather sharply if you want a titanium apple watch that’ll cost you from 750 quid basically the same price as a premium smartphone and for anyone who’s checking that’s also twice

the price of the titanium huawei watch gt2 pro but as i mentioned i just had the aluminium model with that simple sleek black finish and while the aesthetics haven’t really changed up at all in many many years i still like the look of this wrist rocket from the subtle screen curve to that pleasingly thin finish and the apple watch 36 is also as usual water resistant up to a depth of five atmospheres that’s around 50 meters although apple says do not take it into the sea because the sea water will probably balk it it’s more for your swimming in an actual pool and as usual you can fully customize the apple watch by whipping off that band and sticking something different on like a fabric band if you’re a bit of a hippie or a leather band if you want to pretend like you’re actually going out for the evening with friends like it’s 2019 and everything only sucks a little bit rather than really really hard as usual apple has absolutely nailed that retina display as well which is now brighter than ever so you can clearly see everything even in super bright daylight not that would be much of an issue in the uk for the coming months anyway because it’s all edtech of course you get that nice sharp contrast with the really deep blacks a nice punchy colors as well which is great when you’re flicking through menus and using apps and at long last you also get an always on display watch face which is switched on by default and this is very easy to see an ambient light while a quick tap lights the morpho up when you’re outdoors i want to do more than just check the time and your steps count you once again have loads of watch faces to choose

from including all classics and that handy siri face and funky like whatever this is and as usual apple’s watch os interface is very easy to get on with and gives you fast access to all of your apps and those main features although as usual things can be a bit jittery when you’re using the touchscreen and sometimes in various apps when i’m trying to tap a really small menu option i find that i do have to poke it sort of three or four times before it finally registers especially if it’s right on the edge of the screen thankfully the scrolling experience is much smoother when using the rotating dial so i just stuck to that whenever possible notifications worked well on the apple watch series six although they can be a little bit slow in popping up detailed information when you actually tap on one sometimes we’re talking two or three seconds here just long enough to make you wonder if that tap actually worked and i certainly have no complaints when it comes to the haptics you can choose between a nice subtle gentle little rumble or a full-on violent arm tremor if you really want to be notified of

stuff oh great mate siri can be called on at any point as well by pressing in the crown for a second or so or just by saying the usual awake command well sometimes so he will just occasionally randomly and unexpectedly pop to life all on its own accord usually when you’re sat chilling out in a nice quiet room and using the voice assistant was not a problem at any time even in a really noisy environment that might clearly picked up my commands absolutely perfectly while the speaker is nice and loud too sing me a song okay if you insist and my head i’d be scratching while my thoughts were busy hatching if i only had a hey wait a second well you get the idea and of course as usual you can use that mic and speaker built into the watch to actually take calls on your wrist if you don’t mind looking like a bit of a mentalist an apple pier can be accessed with just a quick double tap of that bottom button and this also work to charm very handy indeed these days when you want to be as hands-off as possible just tap and bugger off job done and as usual you also got a great selection of fitness tools and features to play around with certainly for someone like me who’s just sort of casually mildly interested in not turning it into a flabby disgusting mess you’ve got usual 24-hour heart rate monitoring which is good for checking your stress levels as well as monitoring your recovery rates after a particularly gruelling bit of exercise like for instance trudging

down the stairs to go for a nice long wee and like all recent small watches the upper work series 6 can also measure your blood oxygen levels which in turn can help to possibly diagnose any health problems that might need checking up on and this seems to work almost as well as on other smart watches as well although you do have to be absolutely 100 still for to take an accurate reason you also have a new ecg app which checks your heart rhythm just to make sure there’s no irregularities there and fair play to apple they have acknowledged that yes it’s not a dedicated medical tool or anything like that but you know it’s there for a bit of extra reassurance and if it does happen to a clue in just a handful of people that they might have some sort of condition that needs checking out then it’s definitely worthwhile you can start a workout at any time manually while the watch also will detect if you’re getting a sweat on and automatically starts recording your stats after just a couple of minutes the apple watch series 6 doesn’t support quite as many different exercise types as the huawei watches but to be fair pretty much anything you could need is on there including the likes of skiing and golfing which those bobby watchers only just got as usual you got your built-in gps for tracking all of your motions and the apple watch series 6 also has a built-in altimeter so you can see

how many hills you’ve merrily trotted over and yes if you’re one of those show fee types you can share all of your fantastic stats with your great mates and family members and just give them one more reason to delete you permanently from their contacts you’ve also now got a sleep tracking feature which i’ve never really seen the point in and here it is proper bare bones basically just telling you how long you’ve slept for whoppidy do but for some reason when the apple watch detects that you’re just being relatively still in the evenings it basically just assumes that you’re tucked up with teddy so therefore when i check my stats it looks like i’ve spent about 10 11 hours in bed every night but at least the built-in alarm is proper good it drives on you gently from your slumber in the mornings that is as long as you’re actually wearing the apple watch and not charging it overnight more on that in a bit for music lovers where you’ve got full app support for spotify deezer and other popular streaming services so you can control all of your tunes on your phone from your wrist and you’ve also got 32 gigs of built-in storage on the apple watch series 6 as well for syncing up your music your podcasts your audiobooks and taking them on the go while you leave your phone behind but that only works with apple’s own services like apple music as for the battery life well that remains the apple watch’s true

weakness even in the series 6 model you won’t stretch through two full days of use that basically means you’ll be charging it up every night unless you’re happy to go without it for a couple of hours at some point during the day but that’s gonna be a problem for you no worries there are plenty of alternatives out there that go for much longer the tick watch pro three will go for four full-on intensive days on a single charge the huawei watch will last you at least a week all the way up to about two weeks depending on how much you’re using those features oh even though the apple watch series 6 supports standard wireless charging you’ll have to use the apple watch charger that comes bundled in the box i tried a variety of other qi wireless chargers and not a single bloody one of them worked so right there is my full final review on the apple watch series 6 after using it as my full-time smart watch and if you’ve got a previous apple watch there’s not really a huge amount of incentive to upgrade to this version and don’t forget of course there’s also the new watch se which is available which trims some of those new features that you’ll find in the series six but still packs a lot of that standard apple watch functionality but if you’ve also been using the apple watch series 6 or indeed the apple watch essay be great to hear your own thoughts down in the comments below please do poke subscribe and do that notifications bell if you haven’t already and have yourselves a lovely rest of the week cheers everyone love you

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