The The Apple Watch SE was announced today during the Time Flies event as an affordable alternative for consumers, using the company’s new wearable flagship, the Apple Watch Series 6.
Both watches have the same design and while the Apple Watch SE doesn’t have the new S6 processor and blood oxygen sensor, it hasn’t skimped on essential features like water resistance, fall detection and emergency SOC, and also the same accelerometer, altimeter, compass and gyroscope as with the series 6.
The Apple Watch SE has the same water resistance as the Apple Watch Series 6
The Apple Watch SE is water resistant to 50 meters, which means you can swim it in a pool to keep track of your splits and sets. It can also be your companion in the open water and help you map your route.
Water resistance is not always waterproof, and while the Apple Watch SE can withstand shallow water activities, you̵
7;ll need to take it off before embarking on high-speed water adventures and shallow diving such as water skiing and scuba diving.
Apple Watch SE price and availability
The Apple Watch SE is underpinned by the S5 System-on-a-Chip of the Apple Watch Series 5. It runs watchOS 7 and its Retina display are the same size as the new flagship watch.
The wearable starts at $ 279, and the cellular + GPS variant will bring you back $ 329. Pre-orders have already started and the watch will go on sale on September 18th.