Apple Watch SE (2022) specs, launch date, worth and extra

(Pocket-lint) – Apple has lastly introduced its Watch Sequence 8 and it is joined by a second-generation of the Apple Watch SE together with the all-new Apple Watch Extremely, for individuals who want a extra rugged outside watch. 

We have lined the main points concerning the Apple Watch Extremely in a separate function, in addition to the Apple Watch Sequence 8 in one other function, however right here we’re taking a look at what the entry-level Apple Watch SE brings to the desk, and the way it improves on its predecessor.


Launch date and worth

The brand new Apple Watch SE was launched at Apple’s Far Out occasion on 7 September. The occasion confirmed us the iPhone 14 sequence together with the higher-end Apple Watch fashions that we talked about up prime. 


When it comes to worth, the Apple Watch SE begins at £259 within the UK and $249 within the US, with a mobile mannequin accessible at $299. 

The Apple Watch SE is transport from September 16 2022 and is on the market to pre-order at this time.

Design and show

  • Recycled aluminium design
  • Silver, Midnight and Starlight colourways
  • 40/44mm case sizes
  • Retina show – As much as 1000 nits

The brand new Apple Watch SE affords a really related design to its predecessor, which in flip took its design cues from the Apple Watch S6.

This implies we now have a digital crown on the appropriate, together with the facet button and an oblong form total with rounded corners. It is accessible in 40mm and 44mm moderately than 41mm and 45mm, provided by the sequence 8.

This time there is a greater concentrate on sustainability and the case is constructed from recycled aluminium. It has additionally been constructed and designed in a manner that reduces carbon emissions within the manufacturing course of. 

The rear of the case is now color matched with the entrance for a extra cohesive look, and it is accessible in three colors. The colors match nicely with Apple’s different tech choices and you may select from Silver, Midnight or Starlight choices.

As well as, the Watch SE affords WR50 (50 metres) water resistance, so it’s going to be secure to put on whenever you’re taking a swim.

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  • Similar chip as Sequence 8
  • Crash detection
  • GPS / GPS & Mobile

The most recent Watch SE has the identical processor because the Watch Sequence 8, which ought to present a 20 per cent bump in efficiency over the earlier SE mannequin. We’ll have an interest to see the way it’ll carry out in the true world.

The Watch SE has two new accelerometers which permit it to precisely detect collisions or a automobile rolling over. On this occasion, it may notify the emergency providers or key contacts to allow you to get assist.

The optical coronary heart fee sensor, together with most of the different sensors, stays the identical as its predecessor, permitting for health monitoring and excessive and low coronary heart fee, or irregular rhythm notifications.

As with the final Watch SE mannequin, there’s a GPS-only mannequin, in addition to a mannequin with each GPS & Mobile.


  • watchOS 9
  • Crash and fall detection
  • Cycle monitoring

Though the Watch SE lacks among the options you may discover on the Watch Sequence 8, it nonetheless runs the most recent working system, which grants entry to most of the options Sequence 8 offers.

The brand new Watch SE runs watchOS 9. You possibly can learn all about what options will include the brand new software program construct in our separate function, however there’s extra superior sleep monitoring, together with enhancements to the Exercise app.

The cycle monitoring options that have been highlighted in Apple’s presentation additionally make an look on the Watch SE however with out the temperature and retrospective ovulation estimates.

We’re anticipating the brand new Watch SE to be a fantastic smartwatch, with options like Fall Detection, nice exercise monitoring and wonderful smartphone notifications, even when it does not have all the most recent and best options of the Sequence 8 or Apple Watch Extremely fashions.

Apple Watch SE 2 rumours: What occurred?

That is the whole lot we heard concerning the Apple Watch SE earlier than it was formally revealed.

24 August 2022: Apple confirms 7 September date for launch occasion

Apple has invited choose media to a launch occasion on the Steve Jobs Theater on 7 September. 

18 August 2022: Mark your calendars, Apple iPhone 14 more likely to launch 7 September

Mark Gurman has advised Apple is seeking to maintain an occasion on 7 September for the iPhone 14 fashions, which also needs to embrace the subsequent Apple Watch fashions.

11 July 2022: Apple iPhone 14 launch tipped for 13 September

A hearsay has advised the iPhone 14 will launch on 13 September, which is when the Apple Watch fashions are additionally anticipated.

11 July 2022: Will Apple’s excessive sports activities smartwatch be referred to as Apple Watch Professional?

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg claimed the brand new Watch SE can have the identical chip because the Watch Sequence 8 nevertheless it would not supply a physique temperature sensor.

28 June 2022: Apple Watch Sequence 8 to be joined by new rugged and SE fashions

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg mentioned the Apple Watch Sequence 8 will likely be joined be a rugged mannequin and a brand new Apple Watch SE.

Apple watchOS 7: All the key new Apple Watch features explored

6 June 2022: Apple debuts WatchOS 9 with well being options like sleep stage and drugs

Apple introduced watchOS 9 throughout WWDC in June, exhibiting off various new options coming to Apple Watch fashions later this yr.

Writing by Britta O’Boyle.

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