Happy Tuesday, friends!
Today, I’m sharing my APPLE WATCH SERIES 6 REVIEW! I would typically have my watch a bit longer before sharing a review but with the holidays approaching, I thought I should share it today in case this is a gift on your list or you’re thinking about gifting it to someone else.
Brace yourselves, this review is pretty short, sweet and to the point but first, let’s work backwards…
I just traded in my APPLE WATCH SERIES 5 about three weeks ago. I had it a little over a year and if you read my review last year, you know, I didn’t love it The watch on the left is my Apple Watch 4…
…which I reviewed it HERE. I had it one year (after having the 1, the 2 and the 3). I bought my first Apple Watch in 2016 and loved it. I am the least techy person you’ll ever meet, but it was so user-friendly that it quickly became one of my favorite things. The only thing not perfect about the Apple Watch 1 was that it wasn’t water proof.
…Apple came out with the Apple Watch 2 which WAS WATERPROOF and my world was once more rocked, so I upgraded to that one. It was amazing. It did everything my first one did, but I could swim with it on, take a shower with it on, wash dishes, bathe kids…do everything with it on and my love of the Apple Watch just grew and grew. And then…
…Apple came out with the Apple Watch 3 that could have cellular functions without your phone nearby. What? I could leave my phone at home and drive to my kids’ school and still make/receive calls and texts? I could go on a run or bike ride and leave behind the phone, but still have access to calling/texting if I needed to? What? Amazing! I upgraded again to the Series 4 which pretty much functioned the same as the 3, but the face was larger and thinner…I liked that. Bigger screen but with less bulk? Yes, please! I upgraded. And then for the last year, I had the Apple Watch 5 which, naturally, I thought I’d love, but I didn’t. You can read the review HERE.
My biggest beef with the Apple Watch 5 was that my battery died every day. On my other watches, I could go a full day (if not a day and a half) before it died, but with my 5, it died every day around 6:30 or 7:00 at night. (And really, is there anything more pointless than a dead watch on your wrist?! I think not.) I took it into the Apple store and was told that a short battery life was a common complaint for the 5 and that I wasn’t alone. Needless to say, I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Series 6 and even pre-ordered it (a first for me!) this fall.
Now, the big new feature of the Apple Watch 5 is that the screen never turns off. With all of the other watches, when your wrist isn’t up and you are looking at it, the screen is black. So, for instance, when I’m holding planks, I can’t see my timer because my wrist is down, so all I see is black, but with the 5 (and now 6), the screen is ALWAYS on. I ended up turning this feature off early on with my Series 5 in order to save my battery (so cool new feature, but I couldn’t use it).
So…now that we’re all caught up…let me tell you about my Series 6…I love it 🙂 .
My Series 6 looks and acts almost identical to my Series 5 BUT I can keep the face lit up all day long and not only does it not die, by the end of the day, I’m still typically around 40% of my battery life. WOOHOO!!!! I am sure there are a million other little differences but honestly, the fact that it “stays alive” all day is really all I care about. This new watch does monitor my blood oxygen level during the day and has other advanced medical technology. You can read all about it HERE on their website. You can also add an ESC app, monitor sleep…there are so many new advances in health technology with the 6. On Apple’s site there are videos and demonstrations too.
Because I haven’t had my watch a very long time, I don’t know all the ends and outs just yet, but I do know this…I love it more than my Series 5 and am so happy with the upgrade!
Here are some bits of info regarding me and my watch:
1: I have always bought the largest size available (which has changed throughout the years). Right now, the largest size is 44 mm, so that’s what I bought.
2: I have always bought the “gold” option, but you’ll notice, in 5 out of the 6 watches, “gold” looks very “rose gold”. I don’t know why that is…but I’ve always bought “gold” and it’s almost always a pinky-gold.
3: I’ve always bought the “aluminum case with sports band” option. There have always been a variety of options, but this one (which is the most basic) is the one I’ve always purchased.
4: Up until this fall, I’ve always used the basic Apple watch bands…their “sports” bands. Whenever I wear my yellow one, I get lots of questions and compliments. That particular band is probably about 3 years old but they do have a different yellow color online right now.
5: Washing bands are easy! Many days, I just shower in my watch and it gets clean (since my Series in waterproof) or I take a Clorox wipe and just wipe it down. When I’m not wearing a band (over the years, I’ve collected so many!), I keep them all in one baggie in my office.
6: I wear my watch all day, every day. I almost always put it on around 4:10 in the morning and then don’t take it off until 10:00 at night.
7: This band here is my first non-Apple band and I LOVE it…
I bought this band in September and when I’m not actively working out, I have it on. Online, it doesn’t say that it fits the 5 or 6 but it fit both my 5 and my 6. It comes in multiple colors. I didn’t realize how much I would love a “leather” band until I bought one!
In a nutshell, I love my Series 6 and much prefer it to my Series 5. If you want to compare the different Series that are being sold right now, Apple has a place on their site for that. If you have other specific questions, please leave it in the comment section, and I’ll do my best to answer.
Two more things before I go…
Andrew and I are both taking the day off of work tomorrow to decorate our house for Christmas 🙂 . I will therefore, not be “here” tomorrow but you can catch me again on Thursday! What does 2020 need right now? CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND CHRISTMAS CHEER! I. Am. So. Pumped.
Friends, I voted several weeks ago here in Texas as I think all of us who can, should do…but no matter what happens tonight, I stand firm in my faith that…
…Jesus Christ is my King of Kings. No matter what, He is on the throne.
God bless America today. xx