2020 is a special year for the Apple Watch because Apple announced not just one, but two Apple Watches this year: the flagship Apple Watch Series 6 and the brand new Apple Watch SE.
We can tell from the naming of the device that the Apple Watch SE won't be the flagship of the lineup. In fact, the Apple Watch SE is like a lite version of the Series 6, with some features cut out and a lower price point.
On the outside, you can’t really see the difference between these two devices. To find out the difference between these two watches, we’ll have to dig deeper. Below is a chart that shows you the difference between them:
The blood oxygen sensor on the Apple Watch Series 6 is a new feature on the Apple Watch lineup. And we’ve already seen the electrical heart sensor and the always-on display on the previous Series 5. Another new feature on the Series 6 is the dual-core S6 SiP.
As the latest flagship, the Series 6 not only has stainless steel model but also comes in titanium, and Hermes. Apple also introduces several exclusive models. And for the first time ever, Apple implanted a U1 chip in the Series 6, which gives the Series 6 better spatial awareness and accuracy than Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi.
Is the Apple Watch Series 6 the right watch for you?
If you want the most up-to-date performance and experience an Apple Watch can offer, the Series 6 is the right choice for you. The Apple Watch Series 6 is the flagship Apple Watch with all the latest features and styles. It has two game-changing features: the blood oxygen monitor and electrical heart sensor, which really take health monitoring to the next level.
Target Customer of the Apple Watch SE
If you are interested in the Apple Watch but don’t want to spend that much money or don’t need the exclusive features found on the Series 6, the Apple Watch SE is a great option to go with. It lacks several features that can be found on the Series 6 but still carries more features than the entry-level Series 3. Features the Apple Watch SE has that the Apple Watch Series 3 doesn’t include: 32GB storage, a larger display, noise monitoring, international emergency calling, fall detection, compass, always-on altimeter, support for Family Setup, Digital Crown with haptic feedback, second-generation speaker, and mic. It also has a ceramic and sapphire crystal back that the Series 3 doesn’t.
If it’s your first time to own an Apple Watch, the Apple Watch SE is a great option to start with. It’s significantly cheaper than the Series 6 but has many of the the same features as the flagship. And it has way more features than the Series 3. And as always, you can find countless Apple Watch bands that suits the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE.