This is the new, more affordable Apple Watch SE with crash detection and more

Apple at its “Far Out” event on September 7 announced the second-generation Apple Watch SE model which offers more features than the original for a lower price.

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The new Apple Watch SE is here

Featuring a redesigned, color-matched back case, the second-generation Apple Watch SE is powered by the same custom Apple S8 chip as the new Apple Watch Series 8 which is twenty percent faster. The device also introduces a thirty percent larger display than the ancient Apple Watch Series 3.

The new Apple Watch SE now supports all the health-focused features found in main Apple Watches, including crash detection (thanks to a new sensor), as well as fall detection, emergency SOS, sleep stages, heart rate notifications and more.

Apple claims to have developed new production processes for the second-generation Apple Watch SE which reduce carbon footprint by 85 percent. The new Apple Watch SE is offered in Silver, Midnight and Starlight color finishes.

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Whatever happened to the kid-focused watch?

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There has been some talk ahead of the announcement that Apple might also unveil another Apple Watch model that could cost less than the Apple Watch SE and be focused on children.

As it turns out, this is actually the new iPhone SE. As for the features that were supposed to be aimed at children, Apple did highlight Family Setup and other parental controls that let parents monitor how kids use their watches.

The original Apple Watch SE launched in September 2020, priced at $279. For that price, you got features included in the Apple Watch Series 7 minus an ECG, blood oxygen monitoring and an always-on display. The Apple Watch SE is powered by Apple’s 64‑bit dual-core chip, dubbed the S5.