Apple Watch SE 2 vs. Apple Watch Series 8 Buyer’s Guide

Apple unveiled the second-generation Apple Watch SE and the Apple Watch Series 8 during its “Far out” event this month. The Apple Watch SE is an affordable choice that still includes many Apple Watch functions that have made the gadget successful over the years, while the Apple Watch Series 8 offers a more feature-rich experience with extra health monitoring capabilities.

Although the S8 chip, Crash Detection ability, water resistance, the optical heart sensor, up to 18 hours of battery life, and other features are shared by both the Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 8, there are also notable distinctions between the two gadgets.

The Apple Watch SE costs $249, significantly less than the $399 starting price of the metal Apple Watch Series 8. How to select the most suitable of these two Apple Watch models for you is addressed in our tutorial.

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Apple Watch Series 8 (Left) and Apple Watch SE (Right)
Image Source: Apple and Business Insider
Apple watch SEApple Watch Series 8
Aluminum Casing with color-matched nylon composite back caseAluminum or stainless steel casing with ceramic back case
Ion-X front glassIon-X front glass
The case size is 40mm or 44mmCase size with the edge-to-edge display is 45mm or 41mm
324px by 394 px with a 759 sq. mm display area (i.e. 40mm) and 368px by 448px with 977 sq. mm display area (i.e. 44mm)352px by 430px with 904 sq mm display area (i.e. 41mm) or 396px by 484px with 1143 sq mm display area (i.e. 45mm)
Retina DisplayAlways on Retina display
The second-generation optical heart sensorThird-generation optical heart sensor
Cycle trackingCycle tracking with retrospective ovulation detector
Available in Midnight, Starlight, and SilverAvailable in Midnight, Starlight, Silver, and (aluminum) or Silver, Graphite, or Gold (stainless steel)
Price: $249Temperature Sensor
 U1 chip
 Fast charging than watch SE
 Heart rate detector or ECG App
 Blood oxygen sensor and Blood Oxygen app
 Price (Aluminum Casing): $399
 Price (stainless steel): $600

With Crash Detection and body temperature sensors, the Apple Watch Series 8 is slightly upgraded over the Series 7 model. The Apple Watch Series 8 is a far more feature-rich gadget with improved efficiency than the Apple Watch SE.

Read More: Apple Watch Series 8 Chip Has The Same CPU As The S6 And S7

For those who want the best return for their wristwatch, the Apple Watch Series 8 will be the model of choice thanks to its larger display, sophisticated health monitoring functions, and selection of colors and finishes. The Apple Watch Series 8 will be the best model for you if you think the always-on display, additional health monitoring functions, fast charging, or just a particular case and color combination that are not available with the Apple Watch SE would be very valuable to you.

Thanks to Family Setup, the Apple Watch SE is an excellent option for kids and seniors who do not have an iPhone. However, because of its competitive pricing and generous feature set, which enables users to enjoy an unrestricted Apple Watch experience at a low price, it is also the preferred model for the majority of customers who are new to the Apple Watch and those who are upgrading from a Series 3 or earlier.

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