Apple Watch SE has the same larger display size Retina display as Series 6, so you can see even more at a glance. Advanced sensors to track all your fitness and workout goals. And powerful features to keep you healthy and safe. The Sleep app lets you set a bedtime routine and track your sleep. And with cellular service, you can go without your phone.¹ It's a lot of watch for a lot less than you expected.
The GPS + Cellular model lets you call, text, and get directions without your phone¹
Large Retina OLED display
Up to 2x faster processor than Series 3
Track your daily activity on Apple Watch, and see your trends in the Fitness app on iPhone
Measure workouts, such as running, walking, cycling, yoga, swimming, and dance
High and low heart rate notifications and irregular heart rhythm notification³
Synchronize, and stream music, podcasts, and audiobooks⁴
Pay instantly and securely from your wrist with Apple Pay
Set up an Apple Watch for family members who don't have an iPhone using Family Setup⁵
Built-in compass and real-time elevation readings
Can detect if you've taken a hard fall, then automatically call emergency services for you
Emergency SOS lets you get help from your wrist⁶
International emergency calling from your watch⁷
watchOS 7 with sleep tracking, cycling directions, updates to Siri, and new customizable watch faces
100% recycled aluminum cases available in three finishes
Apple Watch SE requires an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14 or later.
² ISO standard 22810:2010. Appropriate for shallow-water activities such as swimming. Submersion below shallow depth and high-velocity water activities not recommended.
³ The irregular rhythm notification is not designed for people who have been previously diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib).
⁴ Audio streaming requires an Apple Watch (GPS + Cellular) Series 3 or later.
⁵ Not all features will be available if the Apple Watch is set up through Family Setup. Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Contact your service provider for more details.
Check apple.com/watch/cellular for participating wireless carriers and eligibility. Battery life varies by use and settings.
⁶ Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) and Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) can use a cellular connection for Emergency SOS. To use Emergency SOS on an Apple Watch without cellular, your iPhone needs to be nearby.
If your iPhone isn't nearby, your Apple Watch needs to be connected to a known Wi-Fi network, and you must set up Wi-Fi Calling.
⁷ The international emergency calling feature requires an Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular) or Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) model. For a list of supported countries and regions, see apple.com/watchos/feature-availability "http://www.apple.com/watchos/feature-availability".
Silver Aluminum Case
1m Magnetic Charging Cable
Voice Assistant Built-in
Operating System Compatibility
Internal Memory Capacity
Activity vs. inactivity, Altitude changes, Cadence, Calories burned, Distance traveled, Heart rate, Hours slept, Pace
Maximum Depth of Water Resistance
Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) 40mm Silver Aluminum Case with Deep Navy Sport Loop
I bought this watch for my wife on mother's day 2021. After all the researches for the differences of series and types of apple watch. I settled with this type that comes with Cellular option, it's not to big and not to small for a woman that have a small wrist and you pay only 5 -10$ extra more monthly on top of your mobile bills. So far she loved it, she can leave the phone at home and go hiking or running, it's tracks all of her activities, heart rates, steps, and more. The battery life is long enough for 1 and a half day of fully charged. But before use this watch you better have it charge fully. It easy to synch up with you phone and connect to your phone provider. I highly recommended and i will get one for myself too.
Watch works great. Never had an iPhone before, but when my sister bought one for me I was happy I switched. Now when I’m at work I feel comfortable leaving my phone in my purse because I have my watch to keep up with important phone calls and text messages. The sport band that came with the watch is a lot nicer than I expected. I have a small wrist so I got the 40 and it fits perfectly. Now I just need to purchase a case to put over it. Overall, I would recommend the watch.
This is my first Apple Watch and it’s super convenient. I like the feature of only taking my watch and leaving my phone else where and not worry about missing phone calls or texts from work. The screen is bright and the touch screen is very responsive. The price is great too and it wasn’t too expensive. I recommend this watch for those who are interested in an inexpensive Apple smart watch!
For those who wants an affordable iWatch, and aren't able to get their hands on the Series 3, the SE is the next best options. I would say it is an updated version to the Series 3 without paying the premium price.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about portability, water proof, comfort and reliability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 96/100 = Excellent quality.
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