Apple Watch SE 2022
Both lack the always-on retina display of the Apple Watch Ultra and the Apple Watch Series 8, but there are a few differences between the 2020 and the 2022 SE versions. Here’s a look at their specs and features to help you narrow your buying decision.
Apple Watch SE 2022 has a new safety tracker
The Apple Watch SE 2022 main addition to the second-generation SE is the crash detection feature which Apple now provides on all new smartwatches, including the Series 8 and Watch Ultra. This sensor captures whether you’ve been in a severe accident, and if you are unresponsive for 10 seconds, it alerts first responders and your emergency contacts. While both SE models have fall detection, emergency SOS and heart health monitoring, only the 2022 SE offers this function.
A safety feature we hope you’ll never need.
New SE upgrades to S8 chip
The original Apple Watch SE launched with the S5 chip, a processor that came out in 2019 on the Apple Watch Series 5. If you’d prefer a more up-to-date chip, the 2022 SE will carry the S8, which Apple says will make the watch run 20% faster than its predecessor.