At Apple’s Far Out event today, the Cupertino giant just announced the second-generation Apple Watch SE that comes with the new powerful S8 chip, new color options, crash detection, and many more.
The newly announced Apple Watch SE comes as an updated version of the original Apple SE that provides a rich Apple Watch experience but at a more affordable price. This new Apple watch comes with a lot of new and important features, like the new crash detection functionality introduced in the Apple Watch Series 8. With this upgrade, the watch SE would be 20% more efficient than the original model, all because of the new S8 chip (the same chip powering the watch series 8).
It also comes with the same motion sensor as Series 8, which provides better motion detection that helps in both crash and fall detection. In terms of price and color options, the new Apple Watch SE sees a price drop and will be available starting from $249 for the GPS model and $299 for the cellular model. It will be available in silver, midnight, and starlight colors with matching back cases.
The new Apple Watch SE will also support international roaming. It just needs to be paired with the iPhone’s roaming plan. Other than that, it keeps all the existing features like the original version, including water resistance up to 50 meters, fall detection, emergency SOS, an optical heart rate sensor, and a Retina OLED display.
The cellular version of the Apple Watch SE is most popular among users, especially among parents looking for an easier and more effective way to communicate with their kids without an iPhone. Looking forward to this, Apple has announced that the watch SE will now work with Apple’s Family Setup.
With the Family Setup feature integration, the watch SE can work independently, unlike the less expensive Apple Watch Series 3. Surprisingly, the watch SE comes with a 30% larger display than the Series 3.
The newly launched Apple Watch SE will be a good option for people looking for an Apple watch with the latest features under a budget-friendly price ticket. While you’ll lose access to some high-end features like the SpO2 sensor and AOD display, you’ll save some bucks, maybe buying the new iPhone 14 :P?