Apple Watch Series 6 or SE: Which one should you invest in?

Khevna Pandit
Wednesday, 16 September 2020

The tech giant unveiled the new, updated Apple Watch during 'Time Flies', its virtual event hosted on Tuesday.  

In its first event of the year, Apple hosted 'Time Flies' virtually this year. And while loyal consumers waited for the new iPhone with bated breath, this time around, the tech giant revealed updates on the Apple Watch and iPad. With new and improved features and a 'modern' design, the Apple Watch SE is also priced at a relatively affordable rate -- much to the delight of its users.  

However, amid all the features, if you (much like us!) are confused with what you can invest in, here are some features that you can keep in mind:  

  • Apple Watch SE is moderately priced: Almost backed with the same features, the Apple Watch SE is moderately priced as compared to Apple Watch Series 6. While most of the functionality remains the same, this version of the Apple Watch has been brought about to have a lower-priced model available for its consumers. 
     
  • Apple Watch Series 6 can monitor blood oxygen: Keeping your health needs in mind, along with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has included blood oxygen in the new Apple Watch Series 6 sensor for its users.  
     
  • Family setup feature for multiple watches: The tech giant has also announced a family setup feature that will let users manage their watches using a single iPhone. 
     
  • Both the Apple Watches will not come with a USB adapter: To reduce the environmental impact, Apple has removed the USB power adapter from the Apple Watch

Category

Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch SE

Processor

S6 dual-core processor

S5 dual-core processor

OS version

Watch OS7

Watch OS7

Built-in mic, speaker

Yes

Yes

Connectivity

Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0

Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0

Display

Always-on OLED Retina display

OLED Retina display

Battery life

Up to 18 hours

Up to 18 hours

Storage

32 GB

32 GB

Water resistance

50 m

50 m

Blood Oxygen feature

Yes

No

Price

Rs 49,900

Rs 33,900

Apple Watch Series 6 or Apple Watch SE -- What should you buy?

Barring a few differences, both the Apple Watch Series 7 and the Apple Watch SE are essentially the same product. However, if you're looking for specific features in your Apple Watch, including the always-on display or the blood oxygen monitor, you may purchase the Apple Watch Series 6, which comes equipped with the same. 

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