New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Apple on Tuesday launched its much-awaited affordable smartwatch Apple SE at USD 279. The Apple Watch SE was launched during the Cupertino company's September event 'Time Flies' which was held virtually. The Apple Watch SE is touted to be the successor of the Apple Watch Series 3. Apple said that it has used S5 System in Package (SiP) and dual-core processor in Apple Watch SE, which will provide up to two times better performance than the Series 3. 

The Watch SE is priced at USD 279 and the cellular models will cost USD 329. While US preorders have begun from today (September 15) onwards, the sale of Apple Watch SE in the US will begin from Friday, September 18. In India, Apple Watch SE (GPS) will start at Rs 29,900 and Apple Watch SE (GPS + Cellular) at Rs 33,900. The details of Apple Watch SE availability in India have not been announced yet and we will let you know the dates as soon as they are out.

The Apple Watch SE has several features, including a built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, and always-on altimeter, as well as sleep tracking and hand-washing detection, which are similar to the new Apple Watch Series 6. 

The cellular model of Apple Watch SE allows users to make emergency calls with the Emergency SOS feature. However, the SE model doesn't have an always-on display like the Series 6 model. The Apple Watch SE will run watchOS 7 and supports Apple's new Family Setup, which allows parents to set up watches for their kids.

Apple has also launched Fitness Plus, a new subscription service for both the SE and Series 6 models. Fitness Plus subscription will cost $9.99 per month and $79.99 per year for virtual workouts and improved fitness tracking features.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma