At the September 15 event, Apple announced the new Apple Watch SE and was immediately available for purchase.

The SE has the same design as the Apple Watch Series 4/5/6 and later, but it comes with the S5 chip, built-in compass, and watchOS 7 preinstalled. It supports GymKit, heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, fall detection, and hand-washing detection.

It’s compatible with all Apple Watch bands, including the new silicone Solo Loop and yarn Braided Solo Loop that Apple also announced today.

The SE will be available in 40mm and 44mm with GPS and cellular versions. It’s also water-resistant up to 50 meters, so it’s usable for swimming. It will also be compatible with Apple Fitness+ when it’s available. A subscription to Fitness+ includes workout tracking and virtual classes. It’s the first fitness service built by Apple for Apple Watch. If you purchase a new watch, you’ll get three free months with the purchase of a watch ($9.99 per month or $79.99 per year after the promotion expires).

With the S5 System in Package (SiP) and dual-core processor, The SE is said to be up to two times faster than Apple Watch Series 3.

With the new Apple Watch Family Setup, the SE will likely be a popular choice for parents wanting to give their kid a ‘basic’ cell phone.

“For family members who do not have an iPhone, Apple Watch offers a remarkable set of features that can help them keep in touch with loved ones, be more active, and stay safe,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “With Family Setup, we’re thrilled to extend these features to the entire family, so everyone can gain more independence and live a healthier life.”

Apple Watch SE Stories December 3, 2020

For the first time ever, Apple has a new mid-range Apple Watch for potential buyers to consider this holiday season. The Apple Watch SE sits between the Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 6 in Apple’s lineup, and it provides an interesting hybrid of features. Here’s how the differences between the Apple Watch Series 3 vs. Apple Watch SE stack up.

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Apple Watch SE Stories November 24, 2020

The Apple Watch is bound to be a popular gift this holiday season, and we’re already seeing notable deals on the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE as we approach Black Friday. If you’re trying to make a decision on which model to buy, head below for more details on the Apple Watch Series 6 vs the Apple Watch SE.

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Apple Watch SE Stories September 17, 2020

In addition to the Apple Watch Series 6, the first reviews of the Apple Watch SE area also now available. The Apple Watch SE comes in at $279, sitting between the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Apple Watch Series 6. Early reviews praise the new device and the value it provides for most buyers.

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Apple Watch SE Stories September 16, 2020

Some might argue that the most notable aspect of yesterday’s Apple event was the fact that the company didn’t announce the iPhone 12, or even make any reference to the new phones it will launch next month.

That, however, wasn’t a surprise: all the signs had pointed to that. Instead, what we got was a pretty solid event. What it lacked in excitement (except for developers), it made up for in good news for consumers …

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