Apple Watch SE (44mm) (Cellular) Specifications/Features/Review and Price

  • Release date:: September, 2020
  • Display:: 1.78 inch, LTPO OLED, Touchscreen, Digital Crown
  • Body:: Silicone, Aluminum
  • Battery Life:: 18hrs
  • Storage:: 1GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Microphone, Loudspeaker
  • Compatibility:: iOS 12.0+

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)

Last updated on November 29, 2021 2:06 am
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Description

Apple Watch SE (44mm) 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.

  1. Premium Design – Same Old Appearance
  2. 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 1.78 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.

  3. Sleep Tracking Added
  4. 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.

  5. Handwashing App
  6. 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.

  7. Hearing Protection App
  8. 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.

  9. Incidental Fall Detection, Cycling App
  10. 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.

  11. Floors climbed, Calories, Fitness app
  12. 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.

  13. Storage and Media
  14. Watch SE comes with both a microphone and loudspeaker as well as a 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.

  15. WatchOs 7 – Family Setup Introduced
  16. 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 a 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 emoji app that allows you to create and share emojis as stickers in messages or use it as a watch face. Other features include the Find My App that shows the location of a family member and more.

  17. Siri Updated
  18. 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.

  19. Notifications and Performance
  20. 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 payments directly from Watch SE.

  21. Battery Life

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 (44mm) Features

  • Comes with a 1.57 inch LTPO OLED powered display with sapphire glass protecting the screen. Navigation is via touchscreen , 1 physical button and a digital rotating crown with hepatic feedback mechanism.
  • The case is made of 100% recycled aluminum. The straps come in loop design. Solo Loop comes in two lightweight, ultracomfortable materials; soft silicone and braided yarn. With no buckles or clasps, it easily slides on and off the wrist. And with nine sizes, there’s sure to be an ideal fit for everyone. The strap size width is 22mm(40mm) and 24mm(44mm), both are interchangeable.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • The GPS + Cellular model is a standalone smartwatch that allows you to call, text and stream Apple music without needing your phone.
  • Apps can be accessed directly from your wrist.
  • Features international calling that lets call respective emergency contacts of almost anywhere in the world.
  • Added watch face sharing that allows you to create and share watch faces from the Apple Watch.
  • Added emoji 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 allows 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).
  • Get access to Apple Music with over 74 million tracks of musical motivation on your wrist. You can also catch up on the latest podcasts or listen to an audiobook
  • The battery life Watch SE is about a day with normal usage.
Apple Watch SE (44mm) 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.
  • Can pair wirelessly with compatible gym equipment.
  • 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 also compete with friends.
  • Incidental fall detection can help you seek and get immediate help when a fall has occurred by auto dialling a 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 global health authorities.
  • Added sleep tracking that tracks your sleep comprehensively and shows your sleep stages and how long you slept.
  • Equipped with an always-on altimeter that lets you see your elevation changes in real time as you climb up or down.
  • Get access to Apple Fitness+ – a premium fitness service powered by Apple Watch that gives you access to world-class workouts by world’s best trainers. Workout metrics can also be synced to your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
  • Equipped with a built-in compass that lets you easily navigate and find your bearing.

Pros

  • Premium and lightweight design.
  • A comprehensive activity tracker.
  • Onboard 32GB storage capacity.
  • Make and receive calls from the GPS models.
  • A standalone smartwatch.
  • Make payments on the go with Apple Pay.
  • Emergency calling.
  • Accidental fall detection.

Cons

  • Battery life isn’t so impressive.
  • Lacks always on display.
  • Lacks ECG and blood oxygen tracking.
  • Not compatible with Android phones.

Apple Watch SE Review

Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

(44mm), (Cellular), Apple Watch SE

Device type

Gender

Release date

September, 2020

Predecessor

Successor

Versions

Apple Watch Hermès, Apple Watch Nike+

BODY

BODY

Dimension

44 x 38 x 10.4mm

Weight

36.36g

Shape

Rectangular

Case material

Aluminum

Strap material

Polyester, Silicone

Bezel material

Bezeless, Sapphire glass

Strap size

24mm

Screen protection

Water resistance

Durability test

Swim-proof

Color

Gold, Gray, Silver

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.78 inch

Display type

1000nit, LTPO OLED

Display resolution

448 x 368 pixels

Pixel density

Always on

Custom watch face

Yes

Input type

1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v5.0

Bluetooth calling

Yes

GPS

GLONASS, GPS

NFC

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

Memory card slot

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE

SIM type

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Calls alert

Email alert

Event reminder

Third-party apps alert

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

Bluetooth music

Music streaming

Loudspeaker

Microphone

Camera

Radio

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Altimeter

Yes

Ambient light

Barometer

Compass

ECG

Gyroscope

HRM

Pulse oximeter (SpO2)

No

Thermometer

App

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Blood Pressure

Calories

Distance

ECG tracking

Heart rate monitoring

Sleep tracking

Steps

Floors climbed

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

Menstrual cycle

VO2 Max

Swim-tracking

Underwater heart rate tracking

On-screen workout

Sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

Non-removable Li-ion battery

Battery capacity

Battery life

Regular: up to 18hrs

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging time

1-2 hours

Solar power

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

Apple S5 chip (64bits)

CPU

Dual core

GPU

Operating system

WatchOS 7

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Apple Watch App

Compatibility

iOS 12.0+

Payment system

Interchangeable strap

,

Voice command

Find my phone

Box content

Apple Watch SE, Charger, Manual, Straps

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