Apple has just introduced its new Apple Watch SE, the « economy » variant of your smartwatch. Giving up some aspects of the Apple Watch Series 6 and the previous generation, the hardware of this model is still the best in 2020. Year after year the Apple Watch is the best-selling smartwatch, and with this version somewhat cheaper Apple wants to continue keeping its crown (pun intended).

Let’s go over the features, specifications and price of this Apple Watch SE, a candidate for super-sales, reducing the price considerably compared to its older brothers, but respecting the key points that make the Apple Watch the most popular smartwatch.

Apple Watch SE Datasheet

APPLE WATCH SE

Box sizes

40mm / 44mm

screen

384 x 480 pixels

Connectivity

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE (optional)

materials

Aluminum, stainless steel

Price

From 299 euros

A familiar design and small cutouts

At the design level, the Apple Watch SE does not hold surprises. It shares the same design with the Apple Watch Series 6, and is configurable in 40mm and 44mm sizes. This rectangular housing houses a panel with OLED technology, as is customary in Apple Watch. One of the sacrifices in this panel is that is not always active, unlike the Series 5 and Series 6. In the same way, we have a side button and the characteristic rotary crown on its right side. The design is thus identical to the more expensive models of Apple Watch, without the colors so characteristic of the new model.

The heart of the Apple Watch SE is the same as the last generation: Apple Watch Series 5 power at a reduced price

Regarding the internal specifications, we found an Apple processor, the S5, the SoC of the last generation (which doubled in power to the S3), thus giving up the recently introduced S6. It also has an altimeter, fall detection and heart rate measurement, like the rest of its brothers. The functions are the same as in the Series 6, except that we do not have an application to measure oxygen in blood, since it does not incorporate this sensor. The watch is water resistant to 50 meters.

The software for this watch is Watch OS 7, the new version of Apple for its watches, with improvements in performance, functionality and aesthetics. Like the rest of his brothers, this watch can measure sleep at night, it has better graphs about our general health and all the news of the new software version.

Apple Watch SE versions and price

The Apple Watch SE starts at 299 euros in its standard version and goes up to 349 euros in the case of the cellular version. It can be purchased at Apple from Friday.

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