The Apple Watch SE is a new model with a large screen that offers a wealth of key features at an affordable price, but some features aren’t available when compared to the Apple Watch Series 6 announced at the same time. Introducing the comparison compiled by overseas media iDrop News.
7 features available on Apple Watch SE
The Apple Watch SE is an attractive model at an affordable price, but it has as many features as the top-of-the-line Apple Watch Series 6.
Available Features 1: Affordable GPS + Cellular model
The GPS + Cellular model that can be used for mobile phone calls by itself starts from 53,800 yen (excluding tax, 40 mm model. The same applies below) for the Apple Watch Series 6, but it is reasonable from 34,800 yen for the Apple Watch SE.
Please note that Apple Watch Series 3, which will continue to be sold, does not have a GPS + Cellular model setting.
Available features 2: Fall detection, emergency SOS
The emergency SOS feature, which uses an accelerometer and gyroscope to detect a user’s fall and calls an emergency call service if there is no response, is also available on Apple Watch SE.
In addition, when you encounter an emergency overseas, you can make an emergency call by simply pressing and holding the side button. Only the GPS + Cellular model that can connect to the mobile phone network can use the emergency call.
These features aren’t available on Apple Watch Series 3.
Available features 3: Noise app
The noise app, which measures the ambient volume and warns you of loud volumes, is a new feature added in watchOS 6 and is compatible with Apple Watch Series 4 and later models.
It’s also available on the Apple Watch SE, but not on the Apple Watch Series 3.
Available features 4: Built-in compass
The built-in compass, now available on the Apple Watch Series 5, is also available on the Apple Watch SE.
The built-in compass is a hardware feature that isn’t available on Apple Watch Series 4 and earlier models.
Available function 5: Altimeter for constant measurement
An altimeter that can detect changes in altitude on the ground in increments of approximately 30 cm is available only on Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE.
Available Features 6: Same battery life as Series 6
Both the Apple Watch Series 6 equipped with the S6 SiP chip, which has both high processing performance and power saving performance, and the Apple Watch SE equipped with the S5 SiP chip one generation ago can be driven for 18 hours.
By the way, Apple Watch Series 3 can also be driven for 18 hours.
Available features 7: Family sharing settings
Family Sharing Settings is a new feature that allows children and the elderly who don’t have their own iPhone to take advantage of Apple Watch’s healthcare and emergency SOS features.
Family sharing settings are also available on Apple Watch SE. However, you need a GPS + Cellular model that can connect to your mobile network.
6 features not available on Apple Watch SE
Compared to the Apple Watch Series 6 announced at the same time, the following six functions are not available in Apple Watch SE.
Not available Function 1: Always-on display
The always-on display is a function that allows you to check the time without worrying about the angle of your arm while reducing battery consumption by lowering the refresh rate of the screen when the user is not looking from the front.
It is available on Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch Series 6, but not on Apple Watch SE.
Not available Function 2: Blood oxygen concentration sensor
The blood oxygen concentration sensor, which is a feature of Apple Watch Series 6 and can measure the oxygen concentration taken into the blood, is not available in Apple Watch SE.
Not available feature 3: ECG (ECG)
The ECG feature now available on Apple Watch Series 4 has saved many lives around the world.
It is expected that it will be available in the near future as it has been approved by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan.
Unfortunately, the ECG feature isn’t available on the Apple Watch SE, but a heart rate sensor with a reputation for accuracy is available.
Not available feature 4: Material and color selection
It’s not a feature, but Apple Watch Series 6 chooses new colors and distinctive material cases such as blue and (PRODUCT) RED for aluminum cases, graphite and gold for stainless steel models, and Space Black Titanium for Apple Watch Edition. can do.
The Apple Watch SE, on the other hand, has an aluminum case only and comes in three colors: gold, silver, and space gray.
Not available Function 5: High-speed Wi-Fi connection
You may not be aware of the Wi-Fi connection speed on the Apple Watch, but the Apple Watch Series 6 offers dual-band Wi-Fi connection and supports the fast and stable 5GHz band.
On the other hand, Apple Watch SE is only compatible with the 2.4GHz band.
Not available feature 6: U1 chip
Like the iPhone 11 series, Apple Watch Series 6 has a U1 chip that supports ultra-wideband (UWB) communication.
It is expected that the U1 chip can be used in combination with car keys and loss prevention tags such as “AirTags”.
Source: iPhone Mania