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Apple Watch Series 6 newest leaked feature has Blood Oxygen focus

Apple Watch Series 6 newest leaked feature has Blood Oxygen focus

The next Apple Watch is in focus in today's next batch of leaked product info. From Taiwan we've got a leak about Apple Watch 6, s watch that'll reportedly come with a new blood oxygen monitoring sensor. This Apple Watch Series 6 release will be released with a big health focus, with a number of other sensors and smart monitoring features onboard.

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watchOS 7 adds Apple Watch sleep tracking, handwashing detection, new Fitness app

watchOS 7 adds Apple Watch sleep tracking, handwashing detection, new Fitness app

As it is every year, WWDC is a multi-faceted show, with Apple revealing a number of new features across its software lineup. It's the time of year when Apple reveals new iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS updates, and this year's jump to watchOS 7 seems to be a pretty significant one. On top of the more incremental features you'd expect to see, there's even a new feature that could help keep you safe in the midst of a pandemic.

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Apple Watch water ejection in slo-mo reveals genius design

Apple Watch water ejection in slo-mo reveals genius design

Because of their proximity to our bodies and their constant exposure to the outside world, smartwatches tend to risk getting wet, by accident or on purpose more than our smartphones. They are, thus, designed to be more rugged but, just like smartphones, they also do need some openings, for speakers, for example, without room for more conventional water-proofing methods. Apple's solution for its Apple Watch has always been to eject the water out of those holes. Someone has finally thought of filming that process in extreme slow motion to reveal just how well-thought the system is.

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Apple Watch Pride Edition band gets a Nike version for the first time

Apple Watch Pride Edition band gets a Nike version for the first time

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Pride Month - which takes place in June each year - is going to look significantly different here in 2020. Instead of the typical parades and protests that we'd usually see, events and outreach are being hosted digitally when they can be. Unfortunately, that means a number of in-person events can't take place this year.

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Apple Watch may soon be able to detect panic attacks before they happen

Apple Watch may soon be able to detect panic attacks before they happen

Apple may be gearing up to add new functionality to its wearable, building upon its existing heart features. According to a new leak, Apple is preparing to release a new watchOS feature that will enable the next-generation Apple Watch to detect when the wearer is about to experience a panic attack, an extreme form of anxiety that can be mistaken for a heart attack by sufferers who are caught off guard.

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iOS 13.5 will automatically share your Medical ID in an emergency call

iOS 13.5 will automatically share your Medical ID in an emergency call

Apple has more or less created and naturally cornered a market that combines mobile technology with health and medical services. Going beyond the Apple Watch and its life-saving features, the company has been integrating medical information in both iOS and watchOS. This integration goes a long way in saving lives when the user himself or herself becomes too unresponsive to give first responders critical details. An upcoming feature will even send that data to medical personnel to advise them even before they reach you.

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Apple Watch detected a heart condition that a hospital ECG missed

Apple Watch detected a heart condition that a hospital ECG missed

Many smart devices today, both wearables like smartwatches and even smartphones, are equipped with sensors that not only track our physical activities but can also be used to measure things like heart rate or blood oxygen levels. More often than not, manufacturers advise people to always defer to a professional for medical advice and that these readings shouldn't be taken at face value. In one exceptional case, however, such a wearable provided more useful data that helped save an elderly woman's life when a traditional hospital ECG couldn't.

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Facebook Kit Apple Watch app lets you send messages to one close contact

Facebook Kit Apple Watch app lets you send messages to one close contact

We are now living in times when connecting with friends, sometimes even family, has to happen virtually over the Internet. At the same time, we are also living in times when we have to be careful about the things we touch and put to our faces. In other words, smartphones are both tools for communication as well as health liabilities. Facebook's internal R&D team might have the answer and it involves an Apple Watch and a new experimental app called Kit.

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Apple Watch kid mode will include modified Activity tracking rings

Apple Watch kid mode will include modified Activity tracking rings

For all the Apple Watch's popularity, the company hasn't made any effort to appeal to a wider audience, specifically kids. That doesn't stop the young ones from wanting an Apple Watch, of course, but the systems Apple has built up around the wearable aren't exactly conducive to that use case. That may finally be changing when iOS 14 comes around along with a watchOS 7 with a few new features designed to address exactly that.

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New Apple Watch band colors cost anywhere from $49 to $439

New Apple Watch band colors cost anywhere from $49 to $439

There's a new variety of Apple Watch bands out in the world today, coming to Apple Stores at a cost anywhere between $49 and $439 USD. The least of these is the Sport Band from Apple, coming in a new set of colors like Surf Blue and Cactus. Ramp up to the most expensive models and you're working with Hermes, a brand that employs calfskin leather and charges up to $439 for their newest straps.

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watchOS 7 to bring interesting new watch faces to the Apple Watch

watchOS 7 to bring interesting new watch faces to the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is arguably the most popular smartwatch in the market but that has mostly been due to its health features. Support from third-party app makers is definitely high but first-party Apple features may not always appeal even to Apple Watch fans. Partly personal and partly technical, watchOS faces, the home screens that greet users all the time, have been particularly divisive but it seems that watchOS version 7 will bring quite a few changes that could win the wearable platform more fans.

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iOS 14 may include a guided workout app

iOS 14 may include a guided workout app

The launch of the Apple Watch represented something of a health-focused shift for Apple. The watch allows people to track their activity, track their heart rate, and log work outs, but in iOS 14, we might see Apple take things one step further. Apparently, Apple is planning to launch a guided workout app with iOS 14 as a separate offering from its existing Activity app.

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