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The design of the Apple Watch has more or less remained the same since the very first model. You get larger screens, starting with the Apple Watch Series 4 (Review), but the overall design is very easy to recognise. If you don’t like the square shape, you don’t really have much choice. The casing is made of aluminium and there are three colour options – Space Grey, Silver, and Gold – but no other materials or finishes. The smaller 40mm variant of the Apple Watch SE is priced at Rs. 29,900 with a standard Sport Band, while the bigger variant is priced starting at Rs. 32,900. These prices are for the GPS-only versions; if you want LTE connectivity, the same variants will set you back by Rs. 33,900 and Rs. 36,900 respectively.
I found the display to be big enough, and the borders are quite thin. The OLED display can produce fantastic blacks which make it very hard to distinguish the bezels from the display while using the Apple Watch SE. There are a lot of strap options that you can buy separately, including Apple’s new Solo Loop. I had an LTE-enabled 44mm Space Gray Apple Watch SE with a Charcoal Sport Loop for this review. Most other manufacturers don’t offer so many options.
The aluminum case feels premium. It has the digital crown and a button on the right side. The ‘taptic engine’ vibration simulates mechanical feedback when the crown is rotated, which is satisfying. The button below the digital crown wakes the screen and lets you launch apps. On the left you’ll find cutouts for the speaker, while the heart-rate sensor is on the underside.
While the Apple Watch SE does not have lugs like a traditional watch, you won’t really have to look around much to find compatible bands. These straps are easy to remove and replace without any special tools. You get a magnetic charging cradle in the box that clamps onto the back of the Apple Watch SE to charge it.
The Apple Watch SE uses Apple’s S5 SiP (System-in-Package), the same as last year’s Apple Watch Series 5 which has now been discontinued. It has a Retina LTPO OLED display with a peak brightness of 1000nits which makes content visible even in direct sunlight. There is Ion-X strengthened glass on top which should keep the display from picking up scratches. You get Bluetooth 5 as well as WiFi n for connectivity. There is GPS and GNSS for positioning, and on the cellular models you get LTE connectivity. Currently in India, Vi, Airtel, and Jio are the only three carriers that support the Apple Watch SE.
Apple Watches can only be paired with iPhones and no other Apple devices, forget Android smartphones. The Apple Watch SE is super easy to set up and only requires you to scan a code on its display using the Watch app on any recent iPhone. Similarly, setting up LTE connectivity on the Watch SE was also very easy and only needed a few taps.
The UI on the Apple Watch SE is a little different from WearOS but is very easy to navigate. You can swipe down from the home screen to see your notifications, and swipe up to access the quick toggles. You’ll need to press the digital crown to show the apps you have installed. The button below the digital crown can be used for multitasking. You can install a lot of apps and store music on the Watch SE since it has 32GB of storage. When setting up the Apple Watch SE, all available equivalents of apps on your phone are downloaded onto it.