Apple officially released Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE at its virtual “Time Flies” event. Along with new Apple Watches, Apple also announced a new 8th-gen iPad, and a 4th-gen iPad Air at their event as well.
Apple Watch Series 6 is the company’s brand new flagship smartwatch which was released along with Apple Watch SE, which is supposed to be an affordable option for the customers.
Let us learn more about the latest Apple Watch Series 6 vs Watch SE.
Specifications and Features
Apple Watch Series 6 comes with an always-on retina display having a refresh rate of up to 60 Hz. The always-on retina display is said to be almost 2.5 times brighter when outside than the older models. The 44mm variant of Series 6 is packed with a resolution of 368×448 pixels whereas the 40mm variant comes with 324×394 pixels.
With Series 6 launching with an always-on retina display, it was expected for Watch SE to also have the same type of display. But that’s not the case, Apple Watch SE does not have an always-on retina display.
Apple added a new feature for health and wellbeing tracking purposes. With the new Apple Watch Series 6 now users can also measure their blood oxygen saturation (SpO2). This is possible due to the new health sensor Apple added in Series 6. This feature is exclusive to Series 6. Watch SE cannot measure the blood oxygen saturation and, also, ECG. It supports an optical heart rate monitor the same as the Series 3 watch.
In terms of chipsets, both watches come with the Apple W3 wireless chip. Battery life is also said to be the same on both watches. Users can expect 18 hours of battery life on both Series 6 and Watch SE. Both watches also feature a GPS or GPS-LTE depending on variant.
For network, the Watch SE supports 2.4 GHz networks, while the Series 6 supports 5.6 GHz networks as well.
Price and Availability
The new Apple flagship smartwatch Series 6 is priced at $399 (€ 338 approx), while the affordable Watch SE is priced at $279 (€ 235 approx). The huge price difference is due to features you will miss out on such as ECG, Blood Oxygen measurement, and an always-on display. But if you don’t want an old looking smartwatch while being on a budget then SE is the best choice.
Pre-orders for both watches have already begun in the US and will be available from September 18. Visit Apple’s website for more info.