Apple's new 'Family Setup' aims to make Apple Watch a kid tracker

Apple's new 'Family Setup' aims to make Apple Watch a kid tracker

It was the second pandemic-era virtual event for the company, and executives made multiple references to the outbreak and the need to stay healthy in "these hard times", as CEO Tim Cook put it. Apple Music subscribers can also save music played during their workouts and then listen to them later.

Alongside Series 6, Apple announced the $279 (starting) Apple Watch SE and Series 3 will stay as the entry point at $199.

The blood oxygen level monitoring feature on the Watch Series 6 completes the process in about 15 seconds. The Series 6's always-on display is 2.5 times brighter than the one on its predecessor and there's now support for 5GHz WiFi networks.

The Apple Watch Series 6 features some new watch faces, including a fun Memoji face, moving and reacting to your touch. Together, they make the Series 6 faster and enable new upcoming features, including an option to use the Apple Watch to unlock certain models of cars.

Crammed inside the Watch Series 6 is a new S6 processor which is based on the A13 chip.

"Apple Watch SE combines elements of the Series 6 design with the most essential features of Apple Watch, all at a more affordable price", said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer.

The latest fancy health feature is a way to measure your blood oxygen levels.

Apple is also continuing to sell the Apple Watch Series 3 for $199, giving consumers a pretty healthy lineup of price points for jumping into wearables.

Sure, a lot of the services included in the bundle are relatively new and consumers are still trying to figure out what they're all about. Fitness metrics will be displayed and highlighted on screen during workouts when a trainer calls them out, and you'll see a summary of your session at the end. Yoga, Cycling, Dance, Treadmill, Core, Strength, HIT and Rowing are all workout options. Finally, Apple is releasing a new leather link strap.

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Fitness+ will be $9.99 a month or $79.99 a year and launches later this year.

Apple Arcade: This is the company's exclusive gaming service.

In success, Apple One will be the smartest move Cook has made in his tenure atop Apple to address the company's biggest challenge: shifting its focus away from iPhone reliance to grow its Services business.

Premiere: It will get subscription to Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple News Plus, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness Plus and Apple Cloud.

Family - All of the same services as Individual, but for the whole family (up to 6 members) for $19.95 per month.

Apple showed off an updated iPad Air-with pretty familiar looks.

Apple says the new Air offers a 40% performance boost over the previous model.

A new iPad Air model could also take the place of the iPhone 12 in the "Time Flies" event.

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