Aside from the new flagship Apple Watch Series 6, Apple also announced a newer budget called the Apple Watch SE at Tuesday’s Time Flies event.

If you are curious about what this cost-effective option can pack under the hood, you have come to the right place. This column will outline all the new portable technical specifications in one convenient and easy to digest piece.

Apple Watch SE technical specifications

Trim styles and finishes

  • Apple Watch Series 6 GPS + Cellular (44 mm case and 40 mm case)
    • Aluminum case – colors: gold, silver or medium gray
  • Apple Watch Series 6 GPS (44 mm box and 40 mm box)
    • Aluminum case – colors: gold, silver or medium gray
  • Apple Watch Nike (44 mm case and 40 mm case)
    • Aluminum case – colors: silver or medium gray

Case dimensions

40mm

  • Height: 40mm
  • Width: 34mm
  • Depth: 10.4 mm

44mm

  • Height: 44mm
  • Width: 38mm
  • Depth: 10.4 mm

Emphasis on the case

  • GPS + mobile
    • Aluminum 40 mm = 30.5 g
    • Aluminum 44 mm = 36.5 g
  • GPS
    • Aluminum 40 mm = 30.5 g
    • Aluminum 44 mm = 36.5 g

Chips

  • S5 SIP with 64-bit dual-core processor
  • W3 Apple wireless chip

Characteristics

  • GPS, GNSS
  • Compass
  • Always on the altimeter
  • Waterproof up to 50 meters
  • Second-generation optical heart sensor
  • International emergency calls
  • SOS for emergencies
  • Accelerometer (up to 32 g forces with fall detection)
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • 50% higher speaker
  • Improved microphone
  • Apple Pay
  • GymKit
  • Storage capacity 32 GB
  • Digital crown with haptic feedback
  • Ceramics and sapphire crystal

Connection

  • GPS + mobile model:
    • LTE and UMTS
    • Wi-Fi (802.11b / g / n 2.4GHz)
    • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS model:

Show

  • LTPO OLED Retina display with 1000 nit brightness (not always on)
  • 324 x 394 pixels (40 mm) with 759 sqm display area
  • 368 x 448 pixels (44 mm) with 977 sqm display area

Power

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Up to 18 hours
  • Magnetic charging cable

Operating system

Conclusion

Apple Watch SE is basically a stupid down version of the Apple Watch Series 5, which is always missing on the screen and some other important features such as the ECG app, an electric heart sensor and more favorable surfaces. It also does not include the new blood oxygen sensor and app that the flagship Apple Watch Series 6 comes with, but these cut corners are to be expected when shopping for a budget that can be carried. Still, it is an excellent value.

Are you planning to get an Apple Watch SE? Or maybe you want to keep what you already have, or choose the Apple Watch Series 6 instead? Let us know in the comments section below.