The Apple Watch SE was announced on Tuesday and will be available in stores by September 18 in the United States and worldwide.
Over the last week, there were several rumors about the Apple Watch. Some tipster surmised that there would be three Apple Watches in the lineup. These were allegedly the Apple Watch Pro, Apple Watch, and the Apple Watch SE.
Unfortunately, only two out of those three were announced on Tuesday, the Apple Watch and the Apple Watch SE. Of course, there could still be a possibility of a Pro release next year.
Apple also announced that the watchOS would be available for Apple Watch Series 3 and newer versions. Users that have the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 will not get the update. Nevertheless, they can still get watchOS 7 by buying the Apple Watch SE, starting at US$ 279.
Apple Watch SE is the perfect entry-level watch
Apple found an unlikely savior during the pandemic with the iPhone SE. Despite heavy forecasts of a dip in sales, Apple was able to turn a sour note into a roaring success. They’ll plan to imitate that turnout with the newest entry-level smartwatch.
Earlier this year, there were rumors that there will be a special Apple smartwatch for kids. However, based on the announcements on the event, that seems unlikely. Be that as it may, the Watch SE is the perfect entry-level wearable that parents can give to their kids.
Also, it is a good consideration for iPhone users that are contemplating going for a cheaper Android smartwatch.
No compromise for the cheaper smartwatch
First and foremost, the cheaper Apple Watch features the S5 chip that powered the Apple Watch Series 5. It is announced as two times faster than the regular S3 chip. In addition, it also has all the necessary features that a user normally looks for in a smartwatch.
It has the advanced accelerometer and sleep tracking features needed for a thorough health check. The new cheaper version of the Apple Watch also has a fall detection that can prompt when it notices that the user had a hard fall. This feature has reportedly saved many lives, and having it with the SE is a nifty tool.
Despite coming at a cheaper price, the SE features a Retina display screen as big as the screen on the Apple Watch Series 6. The customization on the watch faces and bands are also limitless. As for the color options, the Apple Watch SE comes in three unique colors of silver, gold, or space gray.
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