Today Apple have officially announced the Apple Watch SE, which is a budget watch packed with all the essential features of Apple Watch. It comes starting at $279 which is the most affordable Apple Watch at release.
The Apple Watch SE contains the S5 Chip that was first released on the Series 5 watch which means that the SE is up to two times faster than the Series 3 Watch.
The watch includes an always on altimeter which comes with new watch face complications. As well as this, the watch includes an accelerometer and gyroscope. All these instruments are also included on the Apple Watch Series 6.
Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer said this about the new watch “Apple Watch SE combines elements of the Series 6 design with the most essential features of Apple Watch, all at a more affordable price. We’re excited to offer another great option to help customers stay connected, be more active, and keep an eye on their health.” (Source – Apple Newsroom)
The Apple Watch SE has been made with families in mind too. Alongside the watch Apple have announced Family Setup – A piece of software that offers people without an iPhone to use an Apple Watch. This is aimed at younger children who may not be allowed a phone yet, but their parents still wish to be able to contact them.
The Apple Watch SE is being offered in 3 colours – Gold, Silver and Space Grey and is available for order today. It will be released on the 18th of September.