Apple watch series 6 vs apple watch se: which should you buy?

     

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Apple has unveiled the hãng apple Watch Series 7, but are its new features enough lớn tempt current táo apple Watch SE or táo apple Watch Series 6 owners? Here"s what you should know.

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At its Sept. 14 "California Streaming" event, táo apple took the wraps off the apple Watch Series 7. It did not feature the radical redesign that many táo bị cắn dở watchers were expecting. And, additionally, it didn"t expand Apple"s existing suite of health features.


However, the táo bị cắn dở Watch Series 7 does feature some enhancements in durability, screen size, charging, và display brightness. Are those improvements enough lớn warrant upgrading? Let"s break it down.


Apple Watch SEApple Watch Series 6Apple Watch Series 7
Price (starting)$279$399$399
Sizes40mm, 44mm40mm, 44mm41mm, 45mm
DisplayLTPO OLED RetinaLTPO OLED RetinaAlways-on displayLTPO OLED RetinaAlways-on displayUp to 70% brighter indoorsIncreased crack-resistance
Case MaterialsAluminumAluminum, Stainless Steel, TitaniumAluminum, Stainless Steel, Titanium
ProcessorS5S6 SiPS7 SiP
Heart SensorsSecond-generationoptical heart sensorFall DetectionThird-generation optical heart sensorECGBlood oxygen sensorFall DetectionThird-generation optical heart sensorECGBlood oxygen sensorFall Detection
Water Resistance50m50m50m
Dust Resistance--IP6X
Battery LifeUp to lớn 18 hoursUp to lớn 18 hoursUp khổng lồ 18 hours
RechargingWirelessWirelessWireless USB-C Fast Charging
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz) bluetooth không dây 5.0Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4, 5 GHz), công nghệ bluetooth không dây 5.0Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n(2.4, 5 GHz), công nghệ bluetooth 5.0
Other SensorsGPS/GNSS, CompassBarometric altimeter,Accelerometer,Gyroscope,Ambient light sensorGPS/GNSS, CompassBarometric altimeter,Accelerometer,Gyroscope,Ambient light sensorGPS/GNSS, CompassBarometric altimeter,Accelerometer,Gyroscope,Ambient light sensor
Colors (Aluminum)Silver, Space Gray, GoldSilver, Space Gray, Gold, Blue, (Product)RedMidnight, Starlight, Blue, Green, (Product)Red

Both the táo apple Watch SE and the táo bị cắn dở Watch Series 6 come in two sizes: 40mm & 44mm. Those have been the standard case sizes since Apple"s táo Watch Series 4 model in 2018.


With the hãng apple Watch Series 7, táo bị cắn has bumped up the kích cỡ by 1mm on both the smaller and larger models. While the actual physical kích thước increase may be negligible, the company says that the new flagship wearable has about 20% more screen area than the previous models.


Additionally, the borders on the edges of the táo Watch Series 7 are just 1.7mm, down from 3mm on the táo khuyết Watch SE and Series 6.


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The táo bị cắn dở Watch SE is only available in aluminum. The 40mm model weighs 30.8 grams, while the 44mm mã sản phẩm weighs 36.5 grams.


The previous mã sản phẩm Apple Watch Series 6 was available in aluminum, stainless steel, & titanium cases options. Here"s how the weight breaks down across the case materials.


Aluminum: 30.5 grams (40mm) / 36.4 grams (44mm)Stainless Steel: 39.7 grams (40mm)/47.1 grams (44mm)Titanium: 34.6 grams (40mm)/ 41.3 grams (44mm)

Apple"s latest táo apple Watch Series 7 is available in the same materials: aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium. Táo Watch Series 7 models are slightly heavier across the board. Here"s how they break down.


As far as screen material, it"s Ion-X glass across the board on the aluminum models and sapphire crystal on the stainless steel and titanium models. Táo khuyết says the glass on the táo khuyết Watch Series 7 is much more durable và crack-resistant, however.


Aluminum: 32 grams (41mm) / 38.8 grams (45mm)Stainless Steel: 42.3 grams (41mm) / 51.5 grams (45mm)Titanium: 37 grams (41mm)/ 45.1 grams (44mm)
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The táo bị cắn dở Watch SE and the táo khuyết Watch Series 6 both have the same display size. They also cốt truyện the same 324 x 394 (368 x 448 for the 44mm model) resolution.


There is one key difference between the two older models: the always-on display. While both the táo bị cắn Watch SE và Apple Watch Series 6 feature low temperature polysilicon oxide (LPTO) OLED Retina Displays, only the táo khuyết Watch Series 6 has an always-on feature.


Apple"s new táo khuyết Watch Series 7 has a slightly larger display with up to 20% more screen area than either the táo Watch Series 6 or táo bị cắn dở Watch SE. It also features softer, more rounded corners that allow the display khổng lồ integrate more seamlessly with the glass.


Like its predecessor, the táo Watch Series 7 also sports an always-on display. Táo khuyết also says that it"s up lớn 70% brighter indoors.


The táo khuyết Watch SE packs an S5 cpu under the hood with a 64-bit dual-core processor. Performance statistics are hard khổng lồ come by, but táo apple say it"s up lớn twice as fast as the cpu in the táo khuyết Watch Series 3.


Apple"s 2020 táo bị cắn Watch Series 6 model packs an updated S6 SiP chip with a similar dual-core processor. Táo khuyết says it"s up lớn 20% speedier than the cpu in the apple Watch Series 5.


Despite rumors that the táo khuyết Watch Series 7 would use the same chip as its predecessor, the wearable does feature a next-generation S7 SiP. Although the company didn"t speak about the processor at all during its announcement event, subsequent materials indicate that it"s up lớn 20% faster than the táo khuyết Watch SE.


The lack of detail about the S7 cpu suggests that the performance benefits aren"t significant.


Apple Watch SE vs táo khuyết Watch Series 6 vs táo bị cắn dở Watch Series 7 - Health & Fitness


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Automatic cycling detection và improved workout fall detection are not exclusive to the Series 7.

Apple has been steadily increasing the suite of health và fitness features on its watch models, and 2021 is no different. However, the hãng apple Watch Series 7 doesn"t appear to lớn have any exclusive health or fitness additions.


The táo Watch SE, in contrast khổng lồ its more expensive counterparts, packs an optical heart rate sensor, fall detection, an always-on altimeter. Unlike the last few generations of flagship wearables, it does not have a blood oxygen sensor or an electrocardiogram.


Both the táo bị cắn Watch Series 6 and the táo apple Watch Series 7 feature blood oxygen sensors và ECG capabilities. They also have the same third-generation optical heart sensor, a step up from the táo bị cắn dở Watch SE"s second-generation sensor.


New health và fitness features mentioned during the Sept. 14 event, including cycling detection & new workout types, are coming to lớn other hãng apple Watch models with the release of watchOS 8.


Apple hasn"t made significant improvements lớn the apple Watch"s battery in some years. Case in point: the apple Watch SE, apple Watch Series 6, & Apple Watch Series 7 all have the same "all-day battery life" rated lớn last up to lớn 18 hours.

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The táo khuyết Watch Series 6 does feature fast-charging capabilities that allow it khổng lồ hit a 100% charge in about an hour & a half.


Apple has improved the fast-charging ability with the táo Watch Series 7, which can reach up to lớn an 80% charge in about 45 minutes.


The táo bị cắn Watch SE, táo bị cắn Watch Series 6, and Apple Watch Series 7 all sport Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. There"s been no changes there. The táo khuyết Watch SE only supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, while the Series 6 và Series 6 supports 5GHz. The apple Watch SE also packs a U1 chip, which its flagship counterparts have.


Both the táo apple Watch SE & the apple Watch Series 6 are rated at WR50, which means they"re swim-proof.


The apple Watch Series 7 is the company"s first khổng lồ have an IP6X dust resistance rating. Táo khuyết also says it features the "most crack-resistant front crystal" yet in an táo bị cắn Watch. Lượt thích its predecessors, it"s also WR50 rated.


Owing khổng lồ its larger display, the táo bị cắn Watch Series 7 also supports a full keyboard that users can tap or slide across. The táo khuyết Watch Series 7"s proprietary charging puck also now features a USB-C connector.


The táo bị cắn Watch SE, hãng apple Watch Series 6, và Apple Watch Series 7 all have 32GB of internal storage. In other words, you won"t find a variant or model that has an increased storage capacity.


The táo bị cắn dở Watch Series 6 comes in silver, gold, space gray, blue, & (Product)Red for the aluminum models. Stainless steel cases are available in silver, graphite, and gold, while titanium cases are available in natural & space black.


The táo Watch Series 7 is available in midnight, starlight, green, blue, và red for aluminum models. Stainless steel và titanium colors haven"t changed.


The táo bị cắn Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch Series 7 cốt truyện the same pricing tiers. The 40mm (41mm) starts at $399, while the 44mm (45mm) starts at $429.


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The táo Watch Series 7 is not a major upgrade from the Series 6, but it features some minor improvements.

Apple"s Sept. 14 event, with few exceptions, featured almost entirely incremental updates. Compared khổng lồ the iPhone 13 models, the hãng apple Watch Series 7 is even more muted than initially expected.


The slightly larger display và screen area is the most significant update, along with the increased durability, brightness, & charging speeds. Other than those features, not much has changed between the táo apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch Series 7.


In other words, if you already have an táo khuyết Watch Series 6, then you shouldn"t rush out lớn upgrade. Even some of the health and fitness features hãng apple showed off are coming to the táo bị cắn dở Watch Series 6 via watchOS 8.


Apple Watch SE owners might find the táo Watch Series 7 a compelling nâng cấp with its blood oxygen sensor và ECG capabilities.


The táo bị cắn Watch SE remains a solid entry-level wearable for users who have an older apple Watch, or those who don"t own an táo khuyết Watch at all.


As of writing, the táo Watch Series 6 is still available to order, since the táo bị cắn dở Watch Series 7 is coming later in the fall. If you"re eyeing a new táo Watch Series 6 right now, we suggest waiting a bit for the Series 7. It"s the same price, và although its feature might not warrant an tăng cấp from the Series 6, they"re still worth the additional wait if you"re coming from an older model.


On the táo Watch Series 3: it"s still available, but we don"t recommend it. The táo Watch Series 3 is an aging device, và it shows. More than that, it"s only $80 cheaper than the táo bị cắn Watch SE. Even if you"re on a budget, we recommend springing for the apple Watch SE.


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DAalseth

said about 3 months ago
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KITA

said about 3 months ago


Despite rumors that the táo khuyết Watch Series 7 would use the same chip as its predecessor, the wearable does feature a next-generation S7 SiP. Although the company didn"t speak about the processor at all during its announcement event, subsequent materials indicate that it"s up khổng lồ 20% faster than the apple Watch SE.The lack of detail about the S7 chip suggests that the performance benefits aren"t significant.
That"s because they"re apparently the same t8301

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https://twitter.com/stroughtonsmith/status/1437975564841803779


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Beats

said about 3 months ago

Crappy updates this year.Notice they even repeated last years features in this years features graphics?


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iOS_Guy80

said about 3 months ago

I think there is enough improvements from the 6 khổng lồ the 7 lớn warrant an upgrade, especially if táo apple matches last years trade in value of my current Watch.


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MplsP

said about 3 months ago

Apple Insider also reported that the Series 7 uses the same processor as the series 6:https://forums.racingbananas.com/discussion/223987#first-replyIs the series 6 going to lớn stay on sale? I assumed that it"s going khổng lồ be replaced by the 7; There"s precious little difference between the two.The last two paragraphs of the story sum things up perfectly. The SE is a great value. Whether the EKG, pulse ox & slightly larger screen are worth an extra $120 is up to the buyer.


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