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The Apple Watch SE was released last fall as the more affordable alternative to Apple’s flagship 6 Series, and it has proven to be a pretty good device at a solid price. Now Amazon has hit the price of Apple Watch SE up to $ 259 which is the best deal we’ve seen since late last year. While this isn’t the all-time low of $ 230 we’ve seen during the holiday shopping season, it’s still a good price for anyone who missed those sales a few months ago. You can buy a GPS model for $ 259 or a GPS + Cellular model for $ 329, the latter also being $ 20 off its regular price.
Apple designed the SE to be more affordable while still delivering the core Apple Watch experience. It tracks activity, workouts, and heart rate fluctuations throughout the day, and it has the same almost edge-to-edge display as the Series 6. However, you don’t get the always-on display on the SE as it is a more advanced feature registered for the high end 6 series. The high-end smartwatch also has blood oxygen tracking and ECG measurements, two things the SE does. not have.
But apart from the hardware differences, the SE works the same as the 6 series as they both take full advantage of watchOS 7. The SE has features like fall detection, emergency SOS, noise monitoring and more, and you can use it with Apple Fitness +, too much. We ended up giving it a score of 88 partly because it overlaps so much with the 6 Series in terms of standard capabilities. We also like the solid performance and comfortable design of the SE. If you must have the latest and the best, the Series 6 is always your best bet. But if you’re willing to sacrifice a few advanced features, you’ll save a good chunk of the change and get a similar experience by opting for the Apple Watch SE.
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