The Apple Watch SE is currently priced at $199, down from the original price of $249. If you’re aiming for wellness and productivity, the Apple Watch SE is a great choice. While it may not have all the advanced features of the newer models, it still offers all the essential features. It may surprise you how well the SE stacks up against Apple’s other contenders.
The SE does come with some health and safety features found in the Series 8 and Ultra, although it doesn’t track blood oxygen, do ECG heart checks, or check temperature. ZDNET Editor in Chief Jason Hiner noted that the SE (2nd Gen) is also a great smartwatch for individuals who don’t have an iPhone, such as children or elderly family members, using Apple’s Family Setup.
Hiner suggests that if you are new to the Apple Watch and unsure if you need all the latest health sensors, the SE is a great starting point. One user mentioned that they upgraded from a Series 3 Apple Watch to the SE during the holidays and couldn’t be happier with the purchase. The SE has all the necessary features without the unnecessary bells and whistles, offering a crisp display, fast response rate, and easy use. They loved the upgrade so much that they bought one for their mom for Christmas.
For those looking for more advanced features, the Apple Watch Series 9 is available for a higher cost. It is currently on sale for $50 off following the new year.