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WATCH: Apple Watch SE hands-on

For the first time ever, Apple offers a more affordable smartwatch in the Apple Watch SE. Starting at USD 279, the SE offers a retina display, fitness and activity tracking with fall detection and Emergency SOS, heart rate tracking, sleep tracking and the same smartwatch functionalities.

Photo Credit: Joshua Vergara

The watch comes in 40mm or 44mm options and you can choose between 3 finishes: silver, gold, or space gray. For added style, there’s also Apple’s new band, the Solo Loop, which comes in silicone or braided yarn.

Photo Credit: Joshua Vergara

The Apple Watch SE isn’t, however, equipped with a blood oxygen sensor which the new Apple Watch 6. There’s also no always on display, and it runs on a less advanced chip (S6 on the 6; S5 on the SE). Despite that, the Apple Watch runs smoothly and has impressed with initial performance. Watch Joshua‘s whole hands-on video below: