Today, Apple has launched a new and more affordable smartwatch model, Apple Watch SE. This model combines the design of the Apple Watch Series 6 with essential features of the Apple Watch to stay connected, monitor health, track activity, and more.
The new SE series watch is available in 40 mm and 44mm case size, with Retina display, in GPS and GPS + Cellular models. It is designed to attract new customers at an attractive price. Starting at $279, the smartwatch is offered gold, silver, and space grey color options.
The new Apple Watch SE
This affordable Apple Watch model offers the new Apple Watch Series 6 larger and most advanced display. The bigger screen on the wrist allows users to scroll through messages, design and set new watch faces, see directions of the Maps app, track and monitor their activity, and more. Users can choose from the new solo loop, leather links, and Nike bands.
The SE series has the same accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, and altimeter as Series 6 to enable users to enjoy the same fitness, workout, sleeping, and other apps on their affordable Apple watch model. The SE series is water-resistant up to 50 meters.
More importantly, the SE series is equipped with the latest motion sensors to support health features like fall detection which has been instrumental in saving lives. It supports high and low heart rate notifications. Running on the new watchOS 7, the smartwatch will offer all other new features like handwash detection, noise level, native sleep tracking, new workout, and more.
It is powered by S5 chip which makes it 2 times faster than the Apple Watch Series 3. The SE series is available in WiFi and cellular models which makes it a suitable wrist band for kids, especially the cellular models which eliminated the need to have an iPhone.
Apple has included the new S series in the new Family Setup feature, which allows timely and smart monitoring of kids and older members of the family. The cellular variants of the smartwatch, allow parents or adults to keep a check on the location and communication of the young or elderly without having to buy an iPhone for them.
The Apple Watch SE is available for order online today on apple.com. In addition, the Apple Watch Series 3 is continuing at $199.