The first is a report from the well-known Chinese DigiTimes. They report that the upcoming smartwatch will indeed have a blood oxygen sensor, according to reliable sources. That’s a rumor we’ve heard before.The oxygen level in the blood can be a good indicator of breathing problems and other health problems. It would work just like the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature already found on current Apple Watch models: it alerts users to potential problems in advance, without having to go to the doctor right away.
9to5Mac reports that hints about such a sensor have already been spotted in the watchOS 7 beta. Obviously, Apple has no plans to launch the feature if it doesn’t yet have hardware that can actually run the feature. It seems to be an important task for the Apple Watch 6.
Another leak from MySmartPrice mentions some small batteries going through South Korean regulatory processes. It could just be the batteries of the new Apple Watch.
In the documents we see three batteries. The capacities are: 262.9mAh, 265.9mAh and 303.8mAh. The different sizes are perfectly in line with the three expected models for the Apple Watch 6.
All Apple Watch 5 models are available with a 296mAh battery. If you take into account the optimizations of Apple, it may just be that the Apple Watch 6 will be at least as good in battery performance as its predecessor, and perhaps even a little better.
We probably know to what extent the above leaks are true in September or October. Of course, there can also be a big gap between the moment Apple announces the iPhone 12 and the Apple Watch 6, and the moment they actually go on sale.