First impressions of the Apple Watch Series 6 have now been shared by select media outlets and YouTubers, providing a closer look at the device’s new features, including blood oxygen measuring and a brighter always-on display.
Starting with blood oxygen measuring, Engadget‘s Valentina Palladino noted that the Apple Watch needs to be worn in a certain way to get a successful reading:
It took at roughly seven attempts of fiddling with the placement before I got it to work. Data came most often when the Watch was as far up my arm as my small/medium sports band would allow when secured on the third notch. Apple provides guidelines in the blood oxygen app that explain proper placement, and one of the things it advises is not to position the Watch too low on the wrist.