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Apple Watch SE is cheaper and faster now; is it for you?

Apple has launched the Apple Watch SE. The new smartwatch is an update to the original SE and is the second instalment of the company's entry-level, cellular-capable device.

By:ANI
| Updated on: Sep 08 2022, 19:52 IST
Check Apple Watch Series 8 price on launch and EVERYTHING else in 5 points
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1/5 Apple has launched three new Apple Watch models - the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE, and Apple Watch Ultra, the most upgraded version of all.  (Apple)
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2/5 The Apple Watch Series 8 comes with the new body temperature sensor as well as the new Cycle Tracking features for women health. It includes information about ovulation. Moreover, it also supports Car Crash detection. It can offer up to 36 hours of battery life with Low Power Mode. (Apple)
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3/5 The Apple Watch SE has the same crash detection feature. It has the same SoC as the Series 8, that means it is 20 percent faster than the previous version. (Apple)
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4/5 Apple Watch Ultra is for extreme athletes, including ultra marathoners, expert divers and others. Here, the side button is designed to work even when you are wearing gloves. Moreover, there are two speakers and microphones too to get good quality calls. It gets up to 36 hours of life on a single charge
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5/5 Apple Watch Series 8 is priced at $399 for GPS and $499 for cellular. The Apple Watch SE starts at $249 for GPS and $299 for cellular, while the Apple Watch Utlra costs $799 (Rs. 89,900).  (Apple)
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The second edition of the Apple Watch SE is both cheaper as well as faster than its predecessor (Apple)

Apple has launched the Apple Watch SE. The new smartwatch is an update to the original SE and is the second instalment of the company's entry-level, cellular-capable device.

According to The Verge, the newer SE will feature the Series 8's new crash detection capability and will be up to 20 per cent faster than earlier. The redesigned SE will be available in three colours: silver, midnight, and starlight.

Its price has also been reduced to USD 249 for the GPS device and USD 299 for the cellular model.

The Apple Watch SE has been an excellent alternative for people searching for a more affordable wearable to link with their iPhone since its release two years ago. Higher-end capabilities featured on premium versions, such as an electrical heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor, and an always-on display, have been omitted, and the colour possibilities are much fewer.

Nonetheless, it will have important features like a Retina OLED display, optical heart rate sensor, fall detection, and emergency SOS, with water resistance up to 50 metres deep.

As per The Verge, the SE cellular variant is especially popular among parents who want to connect with their school-aged children without resorting to an iPhone.

Apple's Family Setup function, which debuted with the SE, allows users to set up an Apple Watch SE using the iPhone of a parent or caretaker. However, the device can then function independently. That capability was not available on the less priced Apple Watch Series 3, which is now no longer available.

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First Published Date: 08 Sep, 19:52 IST
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