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The Apple Watch SE 2 makes Apple’s cheap smartwatch better than ever

Apple has unveiled the Apple Watch SE 2 at its “Far Out” event in Cupertino, California. The company revealed the new watch alongside the Apple Watch Series 8.

The Apple Watch SE 2 is packed with the same features as the Series 8 that make it the perfect first Apple Watch for more than 80% of users on a budget. It comes with the latest WatchOS 9 and a new S8 processor, which works 20% faster than the previous SE.

Apple Watch SE 2.
Apple

It tracks your workouts and activity, and it’s waterproof for up to 50 meters in depth when swimming. It also has the ability to detect falls, notify you of high and low heart rates, and it lets you call 911 with emergency SOS. To keep users even safer, the Apple Watch SE 2 is programmed with the same motion sensors for crash detection as the Series 8, regardless of the severity of the crash — all shown on a display that is 30% larger than that of the Series 3.

For families, the Apple Watch SE 2 comes with Family Setup, which allows people to set up and manage the Apple Watch for kids who don’t have their own iPhones yet, such as tracking their location and allowing them to contact people they prefer through call or text messaging. It will have more features coming soon that will give kids more independence and their parents some peace of mind.

The Apple Watch SE 2 costs $249 for GPS and $299 for both GPS and cellular versions. You can pre-order it now, and it will be available on September 16.

Cristina Alexander
Cristina Alexander has been writing since 2014, from opining about pop culture on her personal blog in college to reporting…
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