At the last presentation of the iPhone 14, Cupertino updated two lines of smart watches. Annual update in the form Apple Watch Series 8 received the main line, and the new Apple Watch Series SE 2 replaced the previous budget gadget.

Now let’s compare all the parameters of the new smartwatch and figure out who suits each of the models.

1. Dimensions and design

More expensive model Apple Watch Series 8 has a modern look and is similar to Apple watches of the latest generations. For two years, the Cupertino team has significantly increased the usable area on the front surface of the device and made the transition to the edges smoother.

The bezels around the screen are minimal. The watch is made of aluminum and stainless steel. The front side is covered Ion-X glass for aluminum modifications and sapphire for steel models.

There are two device sizes available: 45 mm and 41 mm.

Declared dust and moisture protection of the case according to the standard IP6X. The gadget can be submerged in water to a depth of 50 meters.

The watch is available in four colors: black, white, gold and Product RED (the latter is available only for aluminum models).

More affordable model Apple Watch SE 2 made in a classic design with noticeable frames around the display. The device is similar to a 4-year-old watch and earlier devices.

The watch case is found only in aluminum version, the case back is made of nylon composite material. Front surface covered with glass Ion-X.

There are two device sizes available: 44 mm and 40 mm.

The watch has not been certified for dust and moisture protection. The manufacturer allows water sports in the watch (pool and ocean). Diving deeper than 50 meters is not recommended.

The watch is available in three colors: black, white and gold.


AT Apple Watch Series 8 using a pair of Retina displays 45 mm (396 x 484 pixels) and 41 mm (352 x 430 pixels) with minimal bezels around the screen.

Supported Technology Always Onwhich displays all important information in a static way, even when the watch is not in use.

Screen area 20% morethan the Apple Watch SE. The brightness of the matrix is 1000 nits.

AT Apple Watch SE 2 Retina displays installed 44 mm (368 x 448 pixels) and 40 mm (324 x 394 pixels).

Maximum matrix brightness 1000 nits. Technology Always On not supported.

3. Sensors and technologies

New Apple Watch Series 8 are equipped with a blood oxygen level sensor, are able to build the user’s ECG, notify of an increased or decreased pulse, and track arrhythmia. An optical sensor of the third generation is responsible for the measurement.

The new watch option is built-in thermometerwhich is able to measure body temperature with a frequency up to 12 measurements per minute. The gadget can track ovulation cycles.

Another innovation is automatic recognition of a car accident with user participation. At the same time, the watch can send an emergency signal and contact the contacts from the medical record.

The gadget is running a new 64-bit S8 chip. The watch is equipped with a compass, GPS-module and altimeter. There is a built-in U1 processor for more accurate positioning of the gadget (does not work in EU).

A more expensive line of watches can work in the network WiFi 5 GHz and supports fast charging.

AT Apple Watch SE 2 there is a built-in heart rate sensor, smart algorithms can detect arrhythmia and notify you of a sharp change in heart rate.

The measurements are carried out by a second generation optical sensor.

The device can record different types of car accidentswhich the user has entered and send emergency messages.

The clock is controlled by a new 64-bit S8 processor. On board there is a compass, a GPS module and an altimeter.

All differences briefly


Apple Watch Series 8 equipped with a larger display with minimal frames around the perimeter. Available sizes 45 and 41 mm (against 44 mm 40 mm at Apple Watch SE 2).

▶ Display Series 8 supports technology Always-on display.

▶ In line Series 8 dust-proof body certified IP6X.

Apple Watch Series 8 can measure the saturation of the blood with oxygen, ECG and body temperature of the user.

▶ In the more expensive line of watches, it is possible to work with WiFi 5 GHz and fast charging.

Price for Watch Series 8 starts in the USA from $399a more affordable model Apple Watch SE 2 stands from $249.

More expensive line Apple Watch Series 8 It is designed for users with an active lifestyle, for whom it is important to track many parameters of their body. In addition to the already familiar pulse, ECG and oxygen content in the blood, you will receive a fairly accurate thermometer that can take measurements every 5 seconds.

Available Models Apple Watch SE 2 suitable as a simpler accessory for receiving notifications and basic fitness features. Such a gadget will be a great purchase for children and older users. It can be considered as a purchase for those who are not chasing the latest technology and want to save a little.

What else to read about the presentation on September 7

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  • Apple unveils AirPods Pro 2 with improved noise cancellation
  • Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple introduced the affordable smart watch of the new generation Apple Watch SE 2
  • Apple Watch Ultra introduced. What is interesting about the new format of smart watches of the company
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