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What is Apple Watch SE?

Pearl Zhou

| 3 days ago


What's the best Apple Watch? The answer to the Apple Watch Series 6 vs. SE debate ultimately depends on the user. However, the Apple Watch SE comes in as the winner based on price and new features between the latest Apple Watch devices.

Released at the same times as the Apple Watch Series 6 during Apple's September 2020 event, Time Flies, the Apple Watch SE is an affordable smartwatch that exceeds expectations.

In this quick guide, discover the factors that make the Apple Watch SE outstanding and worth your money. We'll also provide a list of authorized Apple retailers to check out for the latest Apple Watch deals later in this article.

Let's get started.


The Apple Watch SE has the classic 40 mm and 44 mm model size. Both have the Retina OLED display, too. This new display is 30% larger than the Series 3, which provides more space for watchOS 7 features. We'll get to the new operating system later.

The SE Watch is only available in aluminum and is available in three color options: Space Gray, Silver, and Gold. You can further customize your Apple Watch SE with all-new watch bands.


Apple released three new band styles to compliment the Watch SE model. Choose from: Solo Loop, Braided Solo Loop, and Leather Link. No matter what your style is, there's a watch to match your flare.

Since Apple Watch SE runs watchOS 7, there are also new watch face upgrades. There are seven different watch faces to choose from GMT, Countdown, Chronograph Pro, Typography, Memoji, Wallpaper strips, and a Geoff McFetridge exclusive.


In terms of features, the Apple Watch SE runs on the S5 chip, which is the same chip used in the Apple Watch Series 5. For this budget-friendly smartwatch, the S5 chip provides smooth and elite performance for its retail price.


New features like the Always-On Altimeter and the latest accelerometer rely on the processing power of the S5 chip. These new features are also found in the more expensive Apple Watch Series 6. Moreover, the Apple Watch SE will feature the latest watchOS 7 software upgrades.

One of the most exciting upgrades in watchOS 7 is the Health app. Similar to the premium Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple Watch SE will also get access to "a new, more power-efficient barometric altimeter, along with GPS and nearby Wi-Fi networks."


Starting from $279, the Apple Watch SE provides many of the latest features from the watchOS 7 updates and Apple Watch Series 6 at an affordable price. This Apple smartwatch is an excellent addition to anyone's smart technology collection.

For a more in-depth analysis of the Apple Watch SE's specifications, check out its product page!

Where to Buy Apple Watch SE (and other watch models)

Are you shopping for yourself or someone else? The Apple Watch SE or Apple Watch Series 6 is an excellent gift for anyone–including yourself!

If you've ever thought to yourself, "Should I buy an Apple Watch?" The answer is yes!

The Apple Watch is an incredible gadget that makes your life easier. It keeps track of your health, help you send messages quickly, find friends and family, pay with just a tap, and much more!


Now the next question to ask is yourself is, "Where can I buy an Apple Watch?" The answer is the Apple Store. However, it's not often Apple products such as the Apple Watch will go on sale.

So, we've compiled a list of authorized Apple retailers that sell the Apple Watch on sale. Meanwhile, keep your eyes out for promotional flyers, end of season sales, and exclusive discounts.

Currently, the Apple Store only offers the Apple Watch SE, Series 6, and Series 3. The Apple Watch Series 4 and 5 are no longer offered by Apple but can be found at select authorized Apple retailers.

Keep reading to find out where you can buy your Apple Watch!

Authorized Apple Watch Reseller:

Products Covered

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Apple Watch SE
Release Date
September 2020


• LTPO OLED display (1000 nits)
• S6 Chip
• Always-On Retina display with Force Touch
• Up to 18 hours Battery Life


The latest and affordable Apple Watch SE will keep you on your fitness goals and be one of the best productivity tools. Combining features of the latest Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch Series 5, the SE is perfect for anyone looking for a smartwatch. With almost all of the Series 6's advanced features, you'll be getting more than your money's worth with the Apple Watch SE.

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