Apple Watch Series 6 is the sixth-generation iteration of Apple’s versatile wearable Watch series. Announced on 15 September 2020 during an Apple Special Event and released on 18 September, the Apple Watch Series 6 coincides with the release of the Apple Watch SE. This latest contender in the blossoming wearable smart tech niche boasts significant upgrades compared to its predecessor, the Apple Watch Series 5, and other competitors from other brands.
Continuing the trend of Always-On Retina display from the Apple Watch Series 5, heart rate notifications, and 50m of water resistance from older models, the Apple Watch Series 6 takes all of the popular features and improves upon previous iterations with its new Blood Oxygen saturation app, ECG app, GPS + Cellular support, and many other improvements in performance.
While not technologically leaps and bounds superior to the Apple Watch Series 5, the Apple Watch Series 6 is certainly far superior to older models such as the Apple Watch Series 3, which was (and still is) an excellent smart watch in nearly every regard. It seems that Apple has found a wide spectrum of users taking advantage of the Watch’s health and fitness functionality, so the biggest improvement thus far with the Apple Watch Series 6 is its blood oxygen monitoring sensor and its ECG sensor.
Whether you’re new to smart watches or have been wearing them for years, there’s so much to love about having the conveniences of the digital world comfortably on your wrist. Unfortunately, smart watches are prone to damage or problems over time, most of which are beyond the scope of a traditional watchmaker’s remit. Although the Apple Watch Series 6 is a recent addition, it has already begun shipping with problematic loops - the Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loops in particular. Although Apple offers nine different sizes at the time of purchase, many early adopters have complained of inaccurate sizing and a lack of adjustability, meaning they have to send the entire watch back to the manufacturer.
Furthermore, it’s likely that the Apple Watch Series 6 will develop problems common to other smart watches, including scratched, cracked, or unresponsive OLED displays from the rigours of daily use, unresponsive buttons, or loss of charging capability.
If this should happen to your Apple Watch Series 6, there’s good news. Our local iTechnician repair experts specialise in the maintenance and repair of Apple products new and old, including the Apple Watch Series 6. Whether you’re at home, on holiday, at work, you can contact a local iTechnician office and arrange for drop-off of your Apple Watch Series 6 or you can arrange for them to come and pick it up for you. No matter how you choose to have your watch repaired, rest assured that our local iTechnician repair personnel handle Apple product repairs to the highest standards using quality tools, techniques, and replacement parts if required. Some of their services include:
Apple Watch (Series 6) repair costs vary and are constantly changing. We will keep updating this page so you can get an idea on what you should be paying for repairs in your area.