Apple has announced the budget smartwatch from the brand- Apple Watch SE. The watch despite having a cut-price will be equipped with several advanced features. The features the same accelerometer, gyroscope, and always-on altimeter as Apple Watch Series 6. The fitness watch also runs on the latest WatchOS 7.
Apple Watch SE Specifications And Features
The Apple Watch SE features the same Retina Display as in Apple Watch Series 6. The display is also said to be the largest ever on a smartwatch from Apple. The watch has large and easy-to-read app icons and fonts. There are several new watch faces added to allow users to easily view notifications, text messages, workout metrics, and more.
The watch runs on the S5 System in Package (SiP) and dual-core processor allowing the watch to provide incredibly fast performance. The Digital Crown in place comes with haptic feedback generating incremental clicks along with extraordinary mechanical feel when it is rotated.
To use the watch for calling and listening, the watch makes use of the latest speaker and microphone which have been claimed to be optimized to provide better sound quality for phone calls, Siri, and Walkie-Talkie. The watch makes use of Bluetooth 5.0.
Apple Watch SE combines elements of the Series 6 design with the most essential features of Apple Watch, all at a more affordable price. We’re excited to offer another great option to help customers stay connected, be more active, and keep an eye on their health. Jeff Williams (Chief Operating Officer – Apple)
Advanced Fitness Features
Every smartwatch is known for its fitness features and this is no different. It makes use of all the previously known fitness optimizations for Apple watches. There is also an all-new always-on altimeter in place. It makes use of a power-efficient barometric altimeter, coupled with the GPS and nearby Wi-Fi networks to provide precise altitude readings.
Using the watch any kind of altitude changes will be read by the watch and hence helping in finding enhanced fitness detection. Changes in altitude of as less as 1 foot can also be detected by the watch.
The watch has a builtin compass which provides the user with more accurate and enhanced directions and compass headings. Readings such as incline, elevation, and latitude and longitude can also be measured accurately.
For advanced health checks, the watch also addresses the need of the hour problem that is the Corona Virus. The simplest way to tackle it is by washing hands regularly and so the watch can also help you in that.
By making use of the microphone in place, the watch can know when you are washing your hands. After detecting this, the watch automatically starts a timer of 20 seconds for you to keep washing your hands.
There are a few safety-related additions to Apple Watch SE as well. The watch has an Emergency SOS option on the watch which can be accessed by just a click of a button. Irrespective of the location of the user, the watch can make a call to Emergency services regardless of the country of purchase of the watch or even if the cellular plan is activated on the device or not.
The watch also makes use of Fall Detection but combining custom algorithms with the latest accelerometer and gyroscope. The watch can detect if and when the user has fallen down. It analyzes the wrist trajectory and impacts acceleration to guess it.
When the user faces a hard fall, the watch sends an alert to the user to dismiss if fine or call Emergency services. If no action is made by the user in 60 seconds, the watch automatically calls emergency services and plays an audio message stating the precise location of the fall with latitude and longitude coordinates along with emergency contacts that are pre-set by the user.
The watch also has Noise Detection in place which alerts the user if it is in a surrounding with harmful levels of consistent noise.
Apple Watch SE Pricing
- The Apple Watch SE (GPS) is priced in India starting at Rs. 29,900.
- The Apple Watch SE (Cellular + GPS) is priced in India starting at Rs. 33,900.
There is no information so far on the date of the official launch of the watch in India.
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