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The big surprise during the Apple 2020 Fall event for me was the new Apple Watch SE and more specifically the specifications and price!

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Apple Watch SE

Although Apple has kept the 2017 Series 3 in circulation as an entry-level Watch, they have now given consumers another choice with the SE.

Like its namesake iPhone model, the Watch SE is targeted at those who want the Apple technology, and badge, but without the price tag that comes with them.

But when you compare the new SE next to the Series 3 and 6 Watch specifications, you’ll notice Apple has been uncharacteristically generous!

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Watch SE Overview

On the outside, there is no easy way of telling an SE watch from a Series 6 unless it’s in one of the new colours, otherwise, the few differences are all on the inside.

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The SE is powered by the same W3 chip, shares the same battery & water-resistant performance and even has the same Retina LTPO OLED display with Ion‑X glass.

Where it differs from its more expensive sibling is the lack of sensors for heart health.

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Value for Money

At $310/£269, the starting price for the Watch SE, Apple is not only aiming its newest wearable at those preferring a more affordable device, but also family members who may not own a iPhone.

Along with Watch SE, Apple announced Family set-up built into watchOS 7. This new feature gives those without an iPhone the chance to own an Apple Watch and link it to someone who does.

A step that has already been taken by Fitbit and Garmin.

The Retina touchscreen comes in either a 40 or 44mm case size and is accompanied by the digital crown with haptic feedback. There’s even a cellular version for an additional $50/£50.

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Premium Features on a Budget

Whilst the SE may not have all of the sensors that can be found on Watch 6, it still beats Series 3 specifications. It has Fall Detection and International Emergency Calling (cell version only) as standard.

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Noise monitoring is included and makes use of the onboard microphone to monitor the ambient sound levels around the user. It then notifies them via haptic feedback on the wrist if the levels are at a point which could have an impact on hearing.

All of the standard apps and features including Apple Pay, Compass, Speaker, Accelerometer and Wi-Fi connectivity are included on the Watch SE.

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“Apple Watch SE combines elements of the Series 6 design with the most essential features of Apple Watch, all at a more affordable price.”

Apple

Compare Apple Watch Models 2020/21

Apple WatchSE Series 3Series 6
Sizes40mm
44mm
38mm
42mm
40mm
44mm
DisplayRetina LTPO OLED display
Ion‑X glass
Retina OLED display
Ion‑X glass
Always-On Retina LTPO OLED display
Ion‑X glass
Sapphire Crystal
(Stainless steel and titanium models)
ColoursSilver
Space Grey
Gold
Silver
Space Grey
Silver
Space Grey
Blue
Product (RED)™️
Casing OptionsAluminium
Aluminium
Aluminium
Stainless Steel
Titanium
ConnectivityGPS
GPS + Cellular
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS
GPS + Cellular
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 5.0
Storage32GB8GB32GB
ChipW3W2W3
Battery PerformanceUp To 18 HoursUp To 18 HoursUp To 18 Hours
ChargingMagnetic CableMagnetic CableMagnetic Cable
Apple PayYesYesYes
MicrophoneYesYesYes
SpeakerYesYesYes
SensorsAmbient light sensor
Accelerometer
2nd Gen Optical heart sensor
Always-on altimeter
Compass
Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Optical heart sensor
Altimeter
Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
2nd Gen Optical heart sensor
Always-on altimeter
Compass
Blood oxygen sensor
Electrical heart sensor
Water Resistant50m50m50m
ControlTouchscreen
Digital Crown w/ haptic feedback
Touchscreen
Digital Crown
Touchscreen
Digital Crown w/ haptic feedback
Emergency CallingFall Detection
Emergency SOS
Noise monitoring
Emergency SOSFall Detection
Emergency SOS
Noise monitoring
International Emergency Calling
NotificationsHigh/Low Heart Rate
Irregular Heart Rhythm
High/Low Heart Rate
Irregular Heart Rhythm
High/Low Heart Rate
Irregular Heart Rhythm
Blood Oxygen
ECG App
Prices
(from)
$310
£269
$199
£197
$399
£379
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