Apple Watch SE: A Lower-Priced Apple Watch Series 5 without ECG
Apart from the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple unveiled one more smartwatch. The Apple Watch SE brings the design of the Apple Watch Series 5 and most of its features at a lower price tag. It features a similarly-sized screen but lacks the Always-On mode. The Cupertino-based tech giant has equipped the Watch SE with the Apple S5 processor, heart-rate monitoring, movement tracking, fall detection, GPS, and LTE connectivity.
Essentially, the Apple Watch SE combines the form factor of the Apple Watch Series 4, the processor of the Apple Watch 5, and the price tag of the Apple Watch Series 3 (when it was launched). It lacks the blood oxygen monitoring, ECG, and Always-On screen mode that are available in the Apple Watch Series 6. Let us have a look at all its features and pricing.
Apple Watch SE Price in India
The Apple Watch SE price in India starts from ₹29,990. The launch date for the new affordable smartwatch from Apple hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect it to become available alongside the Apple Watch Series 6 in the next few weeks, especially before the Diwali holiday season. In the US, its price starts from $299.
Apple Watch SE Features, Specifications
As mentioned earlier, the Apple Watch SE features the same form factor as that of the Apple Watch Series 4 and the Apple Watch Series 5. It runs watchOS 7 and has Siri. It comes equipped with the Apple S5 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 32GB storage. It comes in two sizes: 40mm and 44mm. The 40mm variant features a 1.57-inch OLED screen with 448×368 pixels resolution, while the 44mm variant sports a 1.78-inch OLED screen with 448×368 pixels resolution. Both versions have an aluminium case, sapphire glass protection over the screen, and LTPO OLED screens with a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits.
The Apple Watch SE features an accelerometer, barometer (also known as altimeter), gyro, GPS, and heart-rate monitor. It also features a microphone and a loudspeaker. Connectivity features include LTE (in LTE variants only), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. It is compatible with Apple Pay. The smartwatch features IP68 certification for dust and water resistance (up to 50m). Apple is promising that the Apple Watch SE lasts up to 18 hours on a single charge.
It features fall detection, always-on altimeter, and noise monitoring. It can notify about irregular heart rhythm and high as well as low heart rate. It also supports the Family Setup mode. Apple is only releasing the Apple Watch SE in Aluminium variant. It will be available in three colours: Gold, Silver, and Space Gray. On a side note, Apple is discontinuing the Apple Watch Series 5, but it will continue to sell the Apple Watch Series 3 at an even lower price of ₹20,900.