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With the product starting at $ 279, Apple wants to appeal to a new audience of smartwatch wearers – including children. The newThis will allow multiple watches to be connected to an iPhone, and Apple clearly hopes that parents can be convinced to invest in a smartwatch for their beloved offspring.
While the Watch SE is very similar in appearance to the current Series 3 watch, it contains a more powerful processor than Apple’s older watch. The Series 3 dates back to 2017, so customers can rest assured that Apple is doing more than just reinstalling an old product. The company desperately needed the gadget to make it relevant in 2020 and beyond.
As you’d expect from a cheaper model, the SE doesn’t have all of the advanced features of Apple’s high-end watches, such as: B. a fall detection or an EKG monitor, however, has a number of fitness tracking functions. This includes the same accelerometer, gyroscope, and altimeter as the new Apple Watch Series 6. The company is also promising bigger, easier-to-read metrics on its “most advanced” watch display, which is actually 30 percent larger than the Series 3 screen .
Apple’s September event is usually an opportunity for the company to showcase its latest iPhones. However, with no phones showing up on Tuesday, clocks could take center stage. Werein just a few weeks, but by then the company has offered some things to be excited about.
Among the announcements Apple made at Tuesday’s event, the Apple Watch SE unveiling stands out for the fact that it potentially brings a popular (and coveted) product to a new audience. Although seasoned smartwatch owners or those who need deeper insights into their health data are still drawn to the more expensive, top-of-the-range Apple Watch, the SE can serve the majority of people looking for an attractive and capable smartwatch.
Watch SE could also benefit Apple by maintaining its position as the leader in global wearable sales. A cheaper smartwatch could enable the company to attract buyers who would otherwise have opted for an inexpensive fitness tracker from competitors like Fitbit.