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Series 6

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Series 3

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The most advanced Apple Watch yet, with a blood oxygen sensor and app,1 the ECG app2 and the Always-On Retina


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Features the same larger display size as Series 6, fall detection, a compass and an always-on altimeter.



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The core fitness, health and connectivity features of Apple Watch.



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Quick Look

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44mm or 40mm
case size

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44mm or 40mm
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42mm or 38mm
case size

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Always-On Retina Display
30% larger than Series 3

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Retina Display
30% larger than Series 3

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Retina Display

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Water resistent3
Swimproof

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Water resistent3
Swimproof

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Water resistent3
Swimproof

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Blood Oxygen app1

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ECG app2

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High and low heart
rate notifications

Irregular heart
rhythm notification4

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High and low heart
rate notifications

Irregular heart
rhythm notification4

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High and low heart
rate notifications

Irregular heart
rhythm notification4

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Emergency SOS5

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Emergency SOS5

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Emergency SOS5

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International
emergency calling6

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International
emergency calling6

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Fall detection

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Fall detection

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Compass

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Compass

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Always-on altimeter

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Always-on altimeter

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Altimeter

Key Differences

Display

Always-On Retina display

The display never sleeps, so you can always see the time and information that’s most important to you. The viewing area stretches deep into the rounded corners and is over 30% larger than the Apple Watch Series 3 display.

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44mm case
368x448 pixels

40mm case
324x394 pixels

Retina display

The same larger display size as Series 6, so you can see more and use all the latest watch faces and complications. Just raise your wrist and the display instantly comes to life.

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44mm case
368x448 pixels

40mm case
324x394 pixels

Retina display

Just raise your wrist and the display instantly comes to life.

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42mm case
312x390 pixels

38mm case
272x340 pixels

Material and Finishes

Aluminium
Stainless Steel

The Apple Watch Series 6 case is 11% thinner than the Apple Watch Series 3 case and is available in a range of materials.

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Aluminium

Featuring the same case size as Series 6 and available in 100% recycled aluminium.

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Aluminium

Available in 100% recycled aluminium.

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Health

Blood Oxygen app1
ECG app2

High and low heart rate notifications

Irregular heart rhythm notification4

Series 6 has the most advanced health and wellness features ever in an Apple Watch. You can measure your blood oxygen levels,1 take an ECG2 from your wrist, be alerted if it detects unusually high or low heart rates or an irregular rhythm,4 and even measure your current heart rate.

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High and low heart rate notifications

Irregular heart rhythm notification4

Apple Watch SE can alert you if it detects unusually high or low heart rates or an irregular rhythm,4 as well as measure your current heart rate.

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High and low heart rate notifications

Irregular heart rhythm notification4

Apple Watch Series 3 can alert you if it detects unusually high or low heart rates or an irregular rhythm,4 as well as measure your current heart rate.

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Safety and Emergency

Emergency SOS5

International
emergency calling6

Fall detection
Noise monitoring

With Emergency SOS, you can quickly call for help and alert your emergency contacts.5 Apple Watch Series 6 can also detect if you’ve taken a hard fall, then automatically call emergency services for you. And it can complete an emergency call while you’re travelling abroad.6 The Noise app alerts you when decibels reach levels that could damage your hearing.

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Emergency SOS5

International
emergency calling6

Fall detection
Noise monitoring

With the same safety and emergency features as Series 6, you’re never too far away from help if you need it. The Noise app alerts you when decibels reach levels that could damage your hearing.

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Emergency SOS5


You can quickly call for help and alert your emergency contacts if you need to.5

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Technnology

Blood oxygen sensor1

Electrical heart sensor

Optical heart sensor

Dual-core S6 SiP

Digital Crown with haptic feedback

Cellular connectivity on GPS + Cellular models

GPS

Compass

Always-on altimeter

Second-generation speaker and mic

Series 6 features four clusters of green, red and infrared LEDs and four photodiodes used to measure blood oxygen levels with the Blood Oxygen app.1 It has both an optical heart sensor for measuring your heart rate and heart rhythm4 and an electrical heart sensor that enables the ECG app.2 The Digital Crown provides haptic feedback when you turn it. The S6 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor is up to 20% faster than the S5 in Apple Watch Series 5. The always-on altimeter detects your elevation in real time.

Optical heart sensor

Dual-core S5 SiP

Digital Crown with haptic feedback

Cellular connectivity on GPS + Cellular models

GPS

Compass

Always-on altimeter

Second-generation speaker and mic

Apple Watch SE has an optical heart sensor for measuring your heart rate and heart rhythm.4 The Digital Crown provides haptic feedback when you turn it. The S5 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor is up to two times faster than the S3 in Apple Watch Series 3. The always-on altimeter detects your elevation in real time.

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Dual-core S6 SiP

Digital Crown


GPS

Altimeter

Speaker and mic

Apple Watch Series 3 includes an optical heart sensor for measuring your heart rate and heart rhythm4 and GPS to pinpoint your location.

Tech Specs

Finishes

GPS + Cellular

Aluminium available in silver, space grey, gold, blue and (PRODUCT)RED.

Stainless Steel available in silver, graphite (DLC) and gold (PVD).

GPS + Cellular

Aluminium available in silver, space grey and gold.

GPS

Aluminium available in silver, space grey, gold, blue and (PRODUCT)RED.

GPS

Aluminium available in silver, space grey and gold.

GPS

Aluminium available in silver and space grey.

Apple Watch Nike

Aluminium available available in silver and space grey.

Apple Watch Nike

Aluminium available in silver and space grey.

Features

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GPS/GNSS

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GPS/GNSS

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GPS/GNSS

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Compass

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Compass

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Compass

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Always-on altimeter

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Always-on altimeter

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Altimeter

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Water resistent 50 metres3

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Water resistent 50 metres3

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Water resistent 50 metres3

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Blood oxygen sensor (Blood Oxygen app)2

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Electric heart sensor (ECG app)2

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Second-generation optical heart sensor

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Second-generation optical heart sensor

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Optical heart sensor

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International emergency calling6

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International emergency calling6

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Emergency SOS5

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Emergency SOS5

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Emergency SOS5

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Accerelometer up to 32 G-forces with fall detection

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Accerelometer up to 32 G-forces with fall detection

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Accerelometer up to 16 G-forces

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Gyroscope

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Gyroscope

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Gyroscope

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Ambient light sensor

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Ambient light sensor

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Ambient light sensor

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Speaker 50% louder

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Speaker 50% louder

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Speaker

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Microphone (enables Noise app)

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Microphone (enables Noise app)

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Microphone

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GymKit

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GymKit

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GymKit

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Capacity 32GB GPS + Cellular

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Capacity 32GB GPS + Cellular

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Capacity 32GB GPS + Cellular

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Capacity 32GB GPS + Cellular

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Capacity 8GB GPS

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Ceramic and sapphire crystal back GPS + Cellular GPS

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Ceramic and sapphire crystal back GPS + Cellular GPS

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Composite back GPS

Display

44mm
368x448 pixels
977mm2 display area

44mm
368x448 pixels
977mm2 display area

42mm
312x390 pixels
740mm2 display area

40mm
324x394 pixels
759mm2 display area

40mm
324x394 pixels
759mm2 display area

38mm
272x340 pixels
563mm2 display area

Always-On Retina LTPO OLED display
1,000 nits brightness

Retina LTPO OLED display
1,000 nits brightness

Retina OLED display
1,000 nits brightness

Chip

S6 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor
Up to 20% faster than S5
977mm2 display area

S6 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor
Up to 20% faster than S3
977mm2 display area

S3 SiP with dual-core processor

W3
Apple wireless chip

W3
Apple wireless chip

W3
Apple wireless chip

U1 chip
(Ultra Wideband)

Connectivity

LTE and UMTS7
GPS + Cellular models

LTE and UMTS7
GPS + Cellular models

Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz

Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz

Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz

Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth 4.2

Power

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Up to 18 hours8

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Up to 18 hours9

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Up to 18 hours10

Magnetic charging cable

Magnetic charging cable

Magnetic charging cable

There's an Apple Watch for everyone

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  1. Blood Oxygen app measurements are not intended for medical use, including self-diagnosis or consultation with a doctor, and are only designed for general fitness and wellness purposes.
  2. The ECG app requires watchOS 6 or later on Apple Watch Series 4 or later (not including Apple Watch SE), and iPhone 6s or later with the latest version of iOS. It is not intended for use by people under 22 years old. See apple.com/in/watch for compatibility details.
  3. Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 3 have a water resistance rating of 50 metres under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that they may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, they should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.
  4. Irregular rhythm notification requires watchOS 6 or later, and iPhone 6s or later with the latest version of iOS. It is not intended for use by people under 22 years old or those who have been previously diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (Afib). See apple.com/in/watch for compatibility details.
  5. Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) and Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) can use a cellular connection for Emergency SOS. To use Emergency SOS on an Apple Watch without cellular, your iPhone needs to be nearby. If your iPhone isn’t nearby, your Apple Watch needs to be connected to a known Wi-Fi network and you must set up Wi-Fi Calling.
  6. The international emergency calling feature requires an Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) or Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) model. For a list of supported countries and regions, see apple.com/watchos/feature-availability.
  7. Wireless service plan is required for cellular service. Contact your service provider for more details. International roaming is not supported. Check apple.com/in/watch cellular for participating wireless service providers and eligibility. See support.apple.com/en-us/HT207578 for additional setup instructions.
  8. Apple Watch All-Day Battery Life testing was conducted by Apple in August 2020 using pre-production Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS) and Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular), each paired with an iPhone; all devices were tested with pre-release software. Battery life varies by use, cellular coverage, configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. See apple.com/in/batteries and apple.com/in/batteries.html for more information.
  9. Apple Watch All-Day Battery Life testing was conducted by Apple in August 2020 using pre-production Apple Watch SE (GPS) and Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular), each paired with an iPhone; all devices were tested with pre-release software. Battery life varies by use, cellular coverage, configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. See apple.com/in/batteries and apple.com/in/batteries.html for more information.
  10. Apple Watch All-Day Battery Life testing was conducted by Apple in August 2018 using shipping Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS), each paired with an iPhone; all devices were tested with pre-release software. Battery life varies by use, cellular coverage, configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. See apple.com/in/batteries and apple.com/in/batteries.html for more information.

Some straps are sold separately.

Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 3 require an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14 or later.

Features are subject to change. Some features, applications and services may not be available in all regions or all languages. See apple.com/in/watchos/feature-availability for the complete list.

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