(Pocket-lint) – Apple has lastly introduced its Watch Sequence 8 and it is joined by a second-generation of the Apple Watch SE together with the all-new Apple Watch Extremely, for many who want a extra rugged out of doors watch.
We have lined the small print in regards to the Apple Watch Extremely in a separate characteristic, in addition to the Apple Watch Sequence 8 in one other characteristic, however right here we’re taking a look at what the entry-level Apple Watch SE brings to the desk, and the way it improves on its predecessor.
Launch date and value
The brand new Apple Watch SE was launched at Apple’s Far Out occasion on 7 September. The occasion confirmed us the iPhone 14 collection together with the higher-end Apple Watch fashions that we talked about up high.
When it comes to value, the Apple Watch SE begins at £259 within the UK and $249 within the US, with a mobile mannequin accessible at $299.
The Apple Watch SE is delivery from September 16 2022 and is accessible to pre-order in the present day.
Design and show
- Recycled aluminium design
- Silver, Midnight and Starlight colourways
- 40/44mm case sizes
- Retina show – As much as 1000 nits
The brand new Apple Watch SE affords a really comparable design to its predecessor, which in flip took its design cues from the Apple Watch S6.
This implies we now have a digital crown on the correct, together with the aspect button and an oblong form total with rounded corners. It is accessible in 40mm and 44mm fairly than 41mm and 45mm, supplied by the collection 8.
This time there is a greater deal with sustainability and the case is produced from recycled aluminium. It has additionally been constructed and designed in a approach that reduces carbon emissions within the manufacturing course of.
The rear of the case is now color matched with the entrance for a extra cohesive look, and it is accessible in three colors. The colors match effectively with Apple’s different tech choices and you may select from Silver, Midnight or Starlight choices.
As well as, the Watch SE affords WR50 (50 metres) water resistance, so it’s going to be protected to put on while you’re taking a swim.
- Similar chip as Sequence 8
- Crash detection
- GPS / GPS & Mobile
The most recent Watch SE has the identical processor because the Watch Sequence 8, which ought to present a 20 per cent bump in efficiency over the earlier SE mannequin. We’ll have an interest to see the way it’ll carry out in the actual world.
The Watch SE has two new accelerometers which permit it to precisely detect collisions or a automotive rolling over. On this occasion, it could notify the emergency companies or key contacts to allow you to get assist.
The optical coronary heart price sensor, together with lots of the different sensors, stays the identical as its predecessor, permitting for health monitoring and excessive and low coronary heart price, or irregular rhythm notifications.
As with the final Watch SE mannequin, there’s a GPS-only mannequin, in addition to a mannequin with each GPS & Mobile.
- watchOS 9
- Crash and fall detection
- Cycle monitoring
Although the Watch SE lacks among the options you will discover on the Watch Sequence 8, it nonetheless runs the newest working system, which grants entry to lots of the options Sequence 8 gives.
The brand new Watch SE runs watchOS 9. You may learn all about what options will include the brand new software program construct in our separate characteristic, however there’s extra superior sleep monitoring, together with enhancements to the Exercise app.
The cycle monitoring options that have been highlighted in Apple’s presentation additionally make an look on the Watch SE however with out the temperature and retrospective ovulation estimates.
We’re anticipating the brand new Watch SE to be an excellent smartwatch, with options like Fall Detection, nice exercise monitoring and wonderful smartphone notifications, even when it would not have all the newest and biggest options of the Sequence 8 or Apple Watch Extremely fashions.
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Writing by Britta O’Boyle.