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Back in mid-September, Apple announced the Apple Watch SE as a new low-cost smartwatch that slots in between the Apple Watch Series 3 and the new flagship Apple Watch Series 6. The Apple Watch SE features the same design as the Series 6, but misses out on the blood oxygen monitoring and a bevy of other features. It also makes do with the older S5 SoC. However, with a starting price of $279, the Apple Watch SE is an attractive entry for those that don’t want to break the bank on a brand-new up-to-date smartwatch. Now, there’s even more reason to get an Apple Watch SE, as both Walmart and Target are offering the device for $50 off, taking its base price down to a low $229.... Read more...
Back in 2018, Apple had some troubles with swollen batteries in the Apple Watch Series 2. Since then, we had not heard of continuing batteries or other widespread hardware defects. Now, the Apple Watch SE may have become the hottest watch on the market, burning customers and destroying the watch display due to an alleged defect. A user on reddit by the name cozyplanes created a post highlighting six different cases of the Apple Watch SE overheating in South Korea. The user claims that “They seem to be all Apple Watch SE 40mm models, both GPS and cellular, and in Silver and Space Gray. Nike Edition seems to be affected, as well.” There have not been any device teardowns as of writing,... Read more...
As expected, Apple has announced the new Apple Watch Series 6, which continues the company's yearly cadence of iterative updates. In this case, the Series is a slight upgrade over its Series 5 predecessor with a new S6 SoC, which is now based on the A13 Bionic found in the iPhone 11 family. Apple says that the new S6 processor in the Series 6 is now 20 percent faster than the S5 found in the Series 5. But perhaps the biggest new feature, is the addition of blood oxygen monitoring. Once requested, the Series 6 can measure your blood oxygen levels within 15 seconds thanks to some new sensors that have been added to the bottom of the device. The Series 6 also includes a built-in altimeter, than... Read more...