Apple Watch SE Vs Apple Watch 6: Differences You Should Know About

By Amit Chowdhry ● January 7, 2021

 

Apple Watch 6 vs SE

This is a specific comparison of the Apple Watch SE vs. the Apple Watch 6 to help you understand the differences.

Two of Apple’s latest smartwatches include the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE. The Series 6 is known as being Apple’s latest flagship and the Apple Watch SE is a less expensive option of a new Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch Series 6 is known as being the most advanced Apple Watch so far as it features a blood oxygen sensor and app along with the ECG app and an Always-On Retina display. And the Apple Watch SE features the same larger-sized display as the Series 6 along with having fall detection, a compass, and an always-on altimeter.

Below is a specific comparison of the Apple Watch SE vs. the Apple Watch 6 to help you understand the differences:

Design

Apple has not changed much in the basic design of the Apple Watch line of products. Generally, it offers a variety of materials and color combinations. In terms of size, the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE retained the same 44mm and 40mm case size. 

In terms of the materials, the Apple Watch 6 is available in aluminum, stainless steel, or titanium. However, the Apple Watch SE is available in just aluminum.

In terms of the finishes, here are the options

Apple Watch Series 6 GPS + Cellular

Aluminum: available in silver, space gray, gold, blue, and (PRODUCT)RED

Stainless Steel: available in silver, graphite, and gold

Titanium: available in natural titanium and space black (DLC).

Apple Watch Series 6 GPS

Aluminum: available in silver, space gray, gold, blue, and (PRODUCT)RED.

Apple Watch Series 6 (Nike Edition)

Aluminum: available in silver and space gray

Apple Watch Series 6 (Hermès)

Stainless Steel: available in silver and space black

Apple Watch SE GPS + Cellular

Aluminum: available in silver, space gray, and gold

Apple Watch SE GPS

Aluminum: available in silver, space gray, and gold

Apple Watch SE (Nike Edition)

Aluminum available in silver and space gray

Processor

The Apple Watch 6 features the dual-core S6 SiP and the Apple Watch SE has a dual-core S5 SiP. The S6 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor is up to 20% faster than the S5 in the Apple Watch Series 5. And the S5 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor is up to 2x faster than the S3 in Apple Watch Series 3. 

Display

Both the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE have a Retina LTPO OLED display with 1,000 nits of brightness.  Since the Apple Watch Series 6 has an Always-on Retina display, you can view notifications or other important information without having to tap on the power button. The Apple Watch SE does not have an Always-On Retina Display.

Fitness Features

The main game-changing feature for the Apple Watch Series 6 is blood oxygen monitoring. With this feature, you can measure your blood oxygen level through a new sensor an app. Your blood oxygen level is an indicator of overall wellness as it helps you understand how well your body can absorb oxygen and the amount of oxygen that is delivered to your body. With the new sensor and app, you can take on-demand readings of your blood oxygen as well as conduct background readings during the day or night.

The Apple Watch SE does not have a Blood Oxygen app or the ECG app. But both the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE features high/low heart rate notifications, irregular hearth rhythm notifications, an always-on altimeter, and fall detection.

Durability

Both the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE have the same water resistance. They both are water-resistant and swim-proof for up to 50 meters.

Audio

Both the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE feature a second-generation speaker and microphone.

Price

One of the biggest differences between both devices has to do with the price. The Apple Watch Series 6 has a starting price of $399. And the starting price of the Apple Watch SE is $279.

 

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