The moment, Tim Cook talks about the Apple Watch at the Apple Park, we knew that Apple is also going to unveil a cheaper version of the Apple Watch. And, well here it is the Apple Watch SE. A cheaper Apple Watch with great features in it.
Back when Apple unveils the iPhone SE early this year, they re-launch the iPhone 8 with a new name. That’s how the Apple Watch SE is. The Apple Watch SE is the re-launch of the Watch Series 4, with the better processor of Series 5 in it. The Apple Watch SE is powered by Apple’s own designed S5 chip. This is the similar chip where you can find it in the current Apple Watch Series 5.
Apple realizes that many people are preferring to use the Apple Watch rather than other smartwatches. Due to that reason, Apple wants to make Apple Watch affordable than ever. The Apple Watch starts from $279 (RM1,199), in comparison with the current Apple Watch Series 5 is priced at RM1,749. However, if you head over to the Apple website, you might not find the info about the Apple Watch Series 5. The reason is Apple seems to have removed it from the Apple Store.
For the features wise, you still get to use all the great feature from the Apple Watch Series 5. For example, similar to the Apple Watch Series 6, the Watch SE has the sleep tracking feature. With this feature, you can track your sleeping habits using the Health app on your iPhone. The Apple Watch SE also supports the fall detection feature and also the emergency SOS feature. All the features you can expect in the Series 5 are included in Series 6.
Apple removes these features to make the Apple Watch SE affordable
However, Apple has removed one great feature from the Apple Watch SE. It is the always-on display. Probably, to cut down the cost Apple has already removed the always-on display feature. With this feature, you can easily view the time without moving your hands. We are expecting that the Apple Watch SE could consume more battery than the Apple Watch Series 6.
Besides that, Apple did not include the latest health feature in the Apple Watch SE. To make it more affordable, Apple did not include the Blood Oxygen sensor and the Electrical Heart sensor. Which means you can’t really measure your Blood Oxygen level using the cheaper Apple Watch SE.
In conclusion, the Apple Watch SE is the cheaper version of the combination of Apple Watch Series 4 and Series 5. Yet, it has all the great features for your health. Well, the Apple Watch SE will be available in Malaysia soon. Apple has also unveiled the Apple Watch Series 6. For now, Apple has only revealed the pricing details for Malaysians. For more info visit Apple website here.