Apple announced Apple Watch SE with the essential features of Apple Watch into a modern design at an affordable price. The largest and most advanced Retina display allows you to easily see more details and the information that matters most, right on the wrist. Apple Watch SE now available to order at $279, and shipping will begin from Friday, September 18, 2020.
Apple Watch SE featuring the same accelerometer, gyroscope, and always-on altimeter as Apple Watch Series 6. The latest motion sensors and microphone offer robust health and safety capabilities including fall detection, Emergency SOS. international emergency calling, and the Noise app.
Take more advantage with watchOS 7, with a powerful new feature including Family setup, which allows kids or older family members without an iPhone to enjoy Apple Watch. Also, sleep tracking, automatic hand-washing detection, and new workouts.
Apple Watch SE available in three beautiful case finishes made of 100 percent recycled aluminum, and compatible with all Apple Watch bands including the new Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop.
“Apple Watch SE combines elements of the Series 6 design with the most essential features of Apple Watch, all at a more affordable price,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “We’re excited to offer another great option to help customers stay connected, be more active, and keep an eye on their health.”
Apple Watch SE featuring a stunning Retina display, with thin borders and curved corners, that is 30 percent larger than Watch Series 3. The large interface allows easy-to-read app icons and fonts. The new watch faces are optimized for the display, so users can easily view notifications, text messages, workout metrics, and more.
Apple Watch SE powered by S5 System in Package (SiP) and a dual-core processor, which will deliver fast performance, and up to two times faster than Apple Watch Series 3. The Digital Crown with haptic feedback generates incremental clicks with an extraordinary mechanical feel as it is rotated. Also, Apple Watch SE speaker and microphone are optimized for better sound quality for phone calls, Siri, and Walkie-Talkie, along with Bluetooth 5.0.
The new next-generation always-on altimeter provides real-time elevation all day long by using a new, more power-efficient barometric altimeter, along with GPS and nearby Wi-Fi networks. This feature allows for the detection of small elevation changes above ground level, up and down to the measurement of 1 foot, and can be shown as a new watch face complication or workout metric.
The built-in compass provides users with better directions and compass headings, in addition to incline, elevation, and latitude and longitude. Users can add one of three new Compass complications to their watch face, and developers can take advantage of compass information in their apps to create rich experiences.
The Emergency SOS on Apple Watch, users can quickly and easily call for help and alert emergency services with just a push of a button. Also, added personal safety while traveling, users with cellular models of Apple Watch SE can complete international calls to emergency services, regardless of where the device was originally purchased or if the cellular plan has been activated.
Fall detection uses a custom algorithm and the latest accelerometer and gyroscope in Apple Watch SE to detect when a user falls. By analyzing wrist trajectory and impact acceleration, Apple Watch sends the user an alert after a hard fall, which can be dismissed or used to initiate a call to emergency services. If the watch senses immobility for approximately 60 seconds after the fall, it will automatically call emergency services and play an audio message that provides the user’s location as latitude and longitude coordinates, in addition to sending a message to emergency contacts.
Apple Watch SE uses an advanced latest generation microphone to measure ambient sound levels in a user’s environment. Apple Watch SE sends a notification if the decibel level of surrounding sound has risen to a point that it could cause damage, and users can check noise levels at any time through the Noise app or Noise watch face complication.
With watchOS 7, customers can take personalization to the next level with seven new watch face options, including Stripes, Chronograph Pro, GMT, and Artist, while curating, discovering, and sharing new watch face configurations with others. New health and fitness features, including low-range VO2 Max, sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, and new workout types, can help users better understand overall well-being. Conveniently accessible on the wrist, Maps includes cycling directions and Siri offers language translation.