Apple Watch SE and Series 3
This year saw the debut of an additional new Apple Watch model as Apple brought the wearable into the Special Edition fold with the new Apple Watch SE.
Far more than just the rebranded Apple Watch Series 3 that many had expected, the Apple Watch SE is a brand new device in its own right, and actually has far more in common with the Apple Watch Series 6 than it does with the 2017-era Series 3.
Specifically, it will feature elements of the Series 6 design, including the larger display — it will come in the 40mm and 44mm sizes — and also sport the S5 chip from last year’s Apple Watch Series 5. Cellular models will be available, making it great for the new Family Setup feature.
Apple also notes that it will feature the same accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and always-on altimeter features as the S6, making it great for workouts, and it will even include Fall Detection. However, as much as Apple talked about what the Apple Watch SE can do, it was a bit more circumspect about what the new model wouldn’t be able to do.
Notably, Apple is also not discontinuing the Apple Watch Series 3, so that suggests that there will still be room for the older model in the lineup as well, in the very least as an extremely affordable entry-level option, although it’s also still a great choice for those who want a smaller watch. Sadly, however, the Apple Watch Series 3 won’t be getting Family Sharing support, which means that you’ll be shelling out a minimum of $329 for an Apple Watch for your kid.