Apple recently announced its two new smartwatches: Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE. Normally, every newly released Apple Watch gets the top slot in the company’s lineup, which makes the older versions a little less expensive , but this year’s prices are a little different. The new Apple Watch SE seems pretty similar to the Series 6 priced at $399, but lacks a few features compared to Series 6 but it is made available at a very low price $279 price. This article will present you a thorough comparison of these models and will tell you which is the best Apple Watch Series 6 or SE.
First thing first: Design
Both the watches Series 6 and the SE have similar displays and exact same resolution, so both the watches will provide a similar viewing experience. These watches are also water-resistant, you can swim while wearing these, and they work with the company’s two new bands, Braided loops, and Solo.
However, watch series 6 has more color options and design choices. With the regular standard silver, gold aluminum, and colors, the Watch Series 6 comes in red and blue. Series 6 also has titanium and steel variants, with various color choices in both the variants. Hermès, the longtime partner of Apple, which is a luxury fashion company, also has its own new designs for bands for the Series 6.
The Series 6 also has the Always-on display, which was originally introduced in Series 5 last year, Always-on display means that the display is always on and the user isn’t required to do any movement or tap on-screen to check the time or see notifications.
For the comparison of Apple Watch Series 6 vs SE, hardware will be the main factor. The Watch Series 6 comes with the latest S6 chipset made by Apple while SE has the S5 chipset. Watch SE’s setup is less advanced compared to the Series 6, but Apple said that the SE is two times faster as compared to the 2017’s Series 3.
One major advancement brought by Watch Series 6 is the sensor that measures the blood oxygen level of the user. This sensor is known as an oximeter, it is capable of gathering information about your blood circulation and breathing in just 15 seconds, and gives important insights about your cardiac and respiratory health. This feature is especially beneficial for people affected by COVID-19, blood oxygen levels are important parameters to check the severity of the disease affecting your body.
Series 6 comes with the Blood Oxygen app which will take measurements during sleep in the background, but users also have the option to manually activate and generate readings. Data can be viewed using the built-in Health app, from this app you can see your blood oxygen levels, other readings, and can track trends over time.
Both the watches come with the optical heart sensor for measuring heart rate. Apart from this, Series 6 also has an ECG(Electrical heart sensor) app for its electrical heart sensor, which first came in the Watch Series 4, to detect irregular rhythms of a heartbeat.
Series 6 also has an Ultra-Wideband and U1 chip. This chip is available only in the iPhone 11 series, it is used for “spatial awareness,” and it helps detect devices more precisely when the other devices are in close range. When this chip first appeared in the Last year, Apple said it would improve AirDrop. Airdrop lets iPhone users share media and files quickly with nearby devices. Apple also added that “that’s just the beginning” of the use of U1 chips. Some experts say that this chip is laying the groundwork for Apple tile tracker(a rumored application).
Available on the Watch Series 6 and Watch SE, the new Watch OS 7 is a Family Setup. It allows users to pair their phones with someone else’s Apple Watch, whether it’s your family member or friend. But you can apply limitations, like don’t sync contacts and don’t allow downloading apps, and switch automatic tracking of location. It is not required that the other user also has an iPhone of its own. WatchOS 7 also has a number of new watch faces, including Memoji stickers.
These updates are added on the top of various standard Apple Watch features and specifications like detecting fall, monitoring noise level, SOS emergency contact, and also the altimeter used to measure altitudes.