As an accompaniment to the new Apple Watch Series 6, the Cupertino company has decided to create a travel companion for this year: the new Apple Watch SE. With this name already so familiar, we have a watch that combines the best of an Apple Watch, like its design, with a price that makes it very accessible. The Apple Watch SE is the most suitable watch for those who, like the iPhone SE, are looking for top specs in combination with previous items. Without giving up a more than satisfying experience. We already have this Apple Watch SE in our hands and now we share our first impressions.
Apple Watch SE offers performance and a big screen as the basis of the experience
In Applesfera we publish a comparison between Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE. Although in reality the Apple Watch SE we should compare it more to series 3 than the other two models, because their price is closer. With the Apple Watch SE, Apple positions the watch as a model offering more than the previous one.
Specifically, the OLED retina display is 30% larger than that of the Apple Watch Series 3. An aspect to take into accountbecause having more space is essential for apps and complications, both from Apple and from third parties. Of course, the screen does not stay on and it will light up as before: by turning the wrist. In terms of brightness and resolution, it’s still a beautiful screen like the Series 5.
We have to stress that this model keeps a very capable heart inside. It’s the same SiP that the Apple Watch Series 5 had last year, the S5 chip with 64-bit dual-core processor and that the company says it’s twice as fast as the Apple Watch Series 3. This not only allows it to have more power, but also a series of additional sensors.
We have the compass, useful to guide us through the streets of a city. And also an always-on altimeter, perfect for our mountain trips for hiking. Continue in the field of sport, we can swim and dive up to 50 meters deep with the watch. The health and safety of our loved ones can be monitored with the Apple Watch SE. There are functions such as fall detection, very loud audible alert, international emergency calls for cell models and detection of heart rate abnormalities.
With the new Apple Watch this year also come the Solo Loop straps, without buckle. They are created with an elastic material that allows them to be put on and taken off easily, just by stretching them a bit. Apple has included one of them in the analysis model of this Apple Watch SE in navy blue size 10.
Sizes are important as you understand, in these no buckle bracelets. In the Apple Store you will have a size gauge, but if you are going to buy it online you can download a PDF where you can use a paper tape measure to find out which size is best for you: as a first tip, don’t buy it too much in bulk as it will tend to give way , rather than compress. This is something that I will also tell you in the analysis after using it for several days.
The material looks like quite resistant even stretching a lot, and it looks great on the watch. It’s also comfortable for those who are embarrassed by curls when typing on a table, it’s pretty much like wearing nothing – very light.
Very soon you will have available in Applesfera the complete analysis of this news Apple Watch SE, where we will review its behavior with battery, connectivity and performance with apps, which should be very similar to what we have already seen with the 5 series. In the meantime, we leave you a good set of photos of the new model and new Solo Loop bracelet.
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