Apple Watch has been ruling the smartwatch market for quite a while now but it’s not really an affordable watch compared to some of its competitors. However, that’s about to change as this Cupertino based company has recently revealed a pocket-friendly version titled as the Apple Watch SE. To find out the exact price and how it compares with the new Apple Watch 6, keep reading.
The Apple Watch SE looks quite similar to the new Watch Series 6 and users get the same size options to choose from: 40mm and 44mm. It’s 30 percent bigger than the Series 3 watches with curved edges and thin bezels. However, it’s not an Always-on display that was introduced in the Apple Watch 5 series back in 2019. Moreover, it can be only found in gold, silver, and grey after the Apple Watch SE release date South Africa while the new Apple Watch 6 will be available in about 7 different colors. It is water resistance and all the new bands that will be released for the new Watch 6 can be used for this one as well. There is a Digital Crown that is designed to give users a mechanical feel with its haptic feedback and the watch also includes the latest microphone and speaker to offer better phone call and sound quality.
Fitness enthusiasts will find some necessary features that we usually get in an Apple Watch, all-day activity monitoring, activity ring tracks, gym activity monitoring, gyroscope, accelerometer, and the new always-on altimeter. There are multiple workout tracking options to select and it will cover most of the activities we usually do. That being said, it may not satisfy people who are looking for health-focused features like ECG or EKG and the new blood oxygen level monitoring. We heard a lot about blood oxygen levels in the year 2020 as it’s helpful to monitor this for people who got affected by Covid-19 and the new Apple Watch 6 is the only watch for now to have this feature. Though the Apple Watch SE will have the fall detection feature and hearing health alerts.
As expected, the new Apple Watches will be running the new WatchOS 7 which will also bring in a new feature that we were expecting for a long time: native sleep tracking. Some of the other notable features of this new operating system are: automatic handwashing detection, low-range VO2 Max, improved Siri, improved Maps, and more watch face options. The new family-focused features will be also present in the Apple Watch SE and the new Fitness+ will be introduced later and Apple Watch customers will get free 3 months subscription with their watch. There is the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 with blood pressure monitoring or the plain Xiaomi Mi Band 5 if you just want a cheap and simple band for fitness-focused features. These are already available which means no need to wait for the Apple Watch SE release date South Africa. Considering the Apple Watch SE South Africa price, the Galaxy Watch is quite cheap.
The starting price of the Apple Watch SE will be R 3800 . As for the Apple Watch SE release date South Africa, it’s already available for pre-order in some places, will start shipping on September 18. The Apple Watch 3 also got a price drop and is now available for R 2700 so that’s also something to consider.
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