Apple Watch SE (40mm) (Cellular) Specifications/Features/Review and Price
- Release date:: September, 2020
- Display:: 1.57 inch, LTPO OLED, Touchscreen, Digital Crown
- Body:: Silicone, Aluminum
- Battery Life:: 18hrs
- Storage:: 1GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Microphone, Loudspeaker
- Compatibility:: iOS 12.0+
|Design:||(4.6 / 5)|
|Battery:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Fitness tracking:||(4.6 / 5)|
|Features:||(4.7 / 5)|
|Price:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Average:||(4.2 / 5)|
Apple Watch SE (40mm) Specifications and Features – Released alongside Apple Watch Series 6 is the Apple Watch SE – a lower-end version lacking blood oxygen monitoring, ECG tracking, always-on display, and available in only aluminum materials. Yet, it’s a sophisticated smartwatch that’s very lightweight and loaded with lots of features that can help you reach more fitness goals and improve your productive life.
- Premium Design – Same Old Appearance
- Sleep Tracking Added
- Handwashing App
- Hearing Protection App
- Incidental Fall Detection, Cycling App
- Floors climbed, Calories, Fitness app
- Storage and Media
- WatchOs 7 – Family Setup Introduced
- Siri Updated
- Notifications and Performance
- Battery Life
The design of Watch SE isn’t any different from that of the Watch 6. It comes in a rectangular shape that is available in two sizes; 44mm and 40mm. Both models are available in aluminum material. The screen is protected by sapphire glass material, while the interchangeable straps have been redesigned with the introduction of a stylish and innovative solo loop band made of silicone and a braided solo loop made of silicone and polyester materials. These materials are durable and with the lightweight design of the Watch SE, it’s very comfortable to wear.
The 1.57 inches display is still powered by LTPO OLED that’s very colorful, and the Watch SE has a 1000nits bright display that is very easy to read even outdoors. You can interact with Watch SE through the iconic digital crown with a haptic feedback mechanism and touchscreen support that makes this smartwatch very easy to operate. The Watch 6 is rated 5ATM which makes it waterproof up to 50 meters. It’s available in 3 colors; silver, gold, and space gray.
Watch SE welcomes new health tracking features which include sleep tracking with the new sleep app. With sleep tracking added, Watch SE tracks your sleep stages and can show how long you’ve slept. There are features such as Bedtime that can help you form a good sleeping routine and the Wake-Up feature that shows the weather and battery level of the Watch 6 to help you prepare your day ahead.
Watch SE also welcomes a handwashing app, that will guide you to wash your hand for up to 20 seconds according to recommendations from global health authorities. It also reminds you to wash your hand when you get home.
Hearing protection which was introduced to Watch 5 has received improvements and can now alert you when you reach the recommended listening dose for a week. It also can help you set a maximum volume for your headphone.
Beyond these new fitness tracking features, the Watch SE also has incidental fall detection that can send out a call if the watch detects a fall and you’re unreactive for few seconds, and there’s international emergency calling. The new cycling map app shows directions and can help cycling enthusiasts find the best route as well as search nearby places.
Watch SE also tracks floors climbed with the always-on altimeter and tracks your calories, distance, and more. The activity app has been redesigned and renamed to the fitness app with the addition of 4 workouts mode. Apple also launched a fitness plan service that features workout plans and coaching from professionals around the world. You get 3 months free trial when you buy the Watch 6 or SE, after that, it’s $9.99 per month on subscription.
Watch SE comes with both microphone and loudspeaker as well as 32GB storage capacity that lets you stream, download, and enjoy your favorite tracks right on the watch. You can make and receive calls from the GPS model but must be connected to your phone, while the Cellular models are standalone smartwatches that allow you to make and receive calls as well as keeps you connected independent of an iPhone.
WatchOS 7 is the new operating system that powers the Watch 6, SE, 5, 4, and 3. It comes with new features life watch face sharing and family setup that allows family members without an iPhone, but own an Apple Watch to still enjoy the benefits of an Apple Watch. It also brings the memoji app that allows you to create and share emojis as stickers in messages or use it as a watch face. Other features include Find My App that shows the location of a family member and more.
Siri has been improved to now be able to translate spoken words into a different language. It also now processes the request on the watch rather than on the iPhone which makes responses faster and more accurate. You can add shortcuts you created on your phone to the watch as complications using the widget feature.
Watch SE pairs with the Apple Watch app which enables it to sync data from your iPhone to the watch. So when you receive a notification on your phone, you get the alert. It also allows you to reply to messages with text replies from the watch.
And with the S5 chip, the Watch SE offers fast performance. There is also Apple Pay that allows you to make payment directly from Watch SE.
The battery life of Watch SE has not improved, but you still can get up to 18 hours of battery life despite all the new features.
Apple Watch SE Features
- 1.57 inch LTPO OLED display, touchscreen with 1 physical button and digital crown with hepatic feedback.
- Clock features include time/date, alarm, timer and stopwatch.
- Customize the watch face from available watch faces or download watch faces from the pool of many watch faces available on the app store.
- Find my phone, control music on Smartphone and remote camera control.
- Keeps you connected to all that matters to you such as emails, SMS and calls, so you never get to miss important updates.
- Rated 5ATM (swim-proof).
- 22mm(40mm), 24mm(44mm) interchangeable elastomer straps.
- Compatible with iOS 12.0+ devices.
- Inbuilt microphone supports Apple Siri and loudspeaker(50% louder) that lets you play media files anywhere.
- 32GB (GPS + Cellular)/(GPS ONLY) onboard storage capacity lets you take your music with you.
- Make payments on the go with Apple Pay.
- GPS + Cellular model is a standalone smartwatch that allow you call, text and stream Apple music without needing your phone.
- Always-on display.
- Apps now accessible directly from your wrist.
- International calling that lets call respective emergency contacts in almost anywhere in the world.
- Added watch face sharing that allows you to create and share watch faces from the Apple Watch.
- Added memoji app that allows you to send emojis as stickers through messages and links or use the emoji as watch face.
- Added Family setup – a feature that allows family members who own an Apple Watch but don’t own an iPhone to still enjoy all the benefits of an Apple Watch by connecting multiple Apple Watches to a single iPhone.
- Added “Find my App” – an application that alerts you when a family member gets home as well as allows you to monitor the exact location of a family member.
- Added “Smart money” – a feature that allwos you send money though the Apple cash family app.
- New: Siri has been updated and can now translate spoken words to a different language (10 languages supported).
Apple Watch SE Fitness Tracking Features
- Preloaded sport modes include yoga, cycling, indoor and outdoor running and swimming. 4 new workout modes added.
- Tracks your swimming activities which includes laps count, track average lap pace and auto-detect stroke type to accurately measure active calorie burn.
- Pair wirelessly with compatible gym equipments.
- Features the Breath App which can help return you back to calm by encouraging you to take a moment in your day, to do deep breathing exercises for relaxation and stress reduction.
- Inbuilt GPS enables you to track outdoor activities, so you can see your pace in real-time, location and routes.
- Heart rate monitor tracks your heart rate so you can manage the intensity of your training.
- Tracks your steps, distance, calories and sedentary reminder.
- Activity rings; stand, move and exercise helps monitor your daily activities, and can tell when you’re sitting, standing or exercising more often than required. You can as well compete with friends.
- Incidental fall detection that can help you seek and get immediate help when a fall has occurred by auto dialing preset emergency contacts if the watch detects a fall and you’re unresponsive for a given time.
- Menstrual cycle tracking that allows you to log your cycle which can help you monitor and detect changes.
- Noise App that alerts you when decibels rise to levels that can impact your hearing.
- Added handwashing app that guides you to wash your hand for up to 20 seconds inline with WHO recommendations as well as reminds you to wash your hands when you get home which can help prevent Covid-19.
- Added cycling map app that can help you find the perfect lane to follow as well as allows you to search nearby places.
- NEW hearing protection has been improved to be able to alert you when you reach the weekly listening dose as recommended by health authorities.
- Added sleep tracking that tracks your sleep comprehensively and shows your sleep stages and how long you slept.
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