Apple Watch Sequence 7 vs Watch SE vs Sequence 3 comparability

(Pocket-lint) – The Apple Watch Sequence 7 and Apple Watch SE smartwatches sit alongside the older Apple Watch Sequence 3. The Sequence 6, Sequence 5, Sequence 4, Sequence 2, Sequence 1 and the unique Apple Watch are all discontinued via Apple.

To make issues easy, we have in contrast the Apple Watch Sequence 7 to the Watch SE and Watch Sequence 3 right here so you may see precisely what the variations and similarities are, whether or not you are trying to improve or take the smartwatch plunge.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Sequence 7 is similar to the Sequence 6 with a slight redesign, however we have stored the Sequence 6 particulars on this characteristic for reference.

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Design

  • Sequence 3: 11.4mm thick, 5ATM waterproof
  • Watch SE: 10.7mm thick, 5ATM waterproof, Compass
  • Sequence 6: 10.7mm thick, 5ATM waterproof, Compass, Electrical coronary heart price sensor, Blood oxygen sensor
  • Sequence 7: 10.7mm, 5ATM waterproof, IPX6 mud resistant, Compass, Electrical coronary heart price sensor, Blood oxygen sensor 
  • Straps suitable throughout all fashions

All of the Apple Watch fashions being in contrast right here characteristic a strong rectangular physique with the Digital Crown and separate button on the suitable, together with a speaker and microphone on the left.

They’re all swim-proof as much as 50-metres they usually all have a coronary heart price monitor positioned on the underside of the watch physique, together with the discharge buttons for switching out the straps.

There are some variations between the Sequence 3, SE, Sequence 6 and Sequence 7 although. Firstly, the Sequence 3 is barely thicker than the Sequence 7, Sequence 6 and SE mannequin.

Secondly, within the case of the Sequence 7 (and Sequence 4, 5 and 6), the Digital Crown has {an electrical} coronary heart price sensor constructed into it, which is along with the optical coronary heart price sensor on the underside of the watch. The Watch Sequence 7 additionally has a blood oxygen sensor, just like the Sequence 6, and it has diminished bezels surrounding the show, in addition to an IPX6 mud resistance.

Show

  • Sequence 3: OLED Retina show with Pressure Contact
  • Watch SE: LTPO OLED Retina show with Pressure Contact
  • Sequence 6/7: LTPO OLED All the time-On Retina show with Pressure Contact

All of the Apple Watch fashions being in contrast right here have OLED Retina shows with Pressure Contact constructed into them, permitting for various features relying on the drive with which you press.

The Sequence 6 and the Watch SE have a 30 per cent bigger show than the Sequence 3 with rounded edges nevertheless, making full use of the house accessible and leading to a bolder design. The Sequence 7 expands on this additional, decreasing the bezels across the show by 40 per cent, making for a 20 per cent bigger show than the Sequence 6 and Watch SE, and 50 per cent bigger than the Sequence 3, in addition to a extra seamless design.

Along with the show improve, the Apple Watch Sequence 7 and Sequence 6 provide an All the time-On Retina show, which the Watch SE and Sequence 3 do not.

The All the time-On show means you do not have to boost your wrist to wake the show up, with the display screen all the time seen. A increase of the wrist or a faucet on the show will brighten the Sequence 7 (and Sequence 5/6) show as a substitute.

Fashions

  • Sequence 3: Aluminium solely choices, two colors
  • Watch SE: Aluminium solely choices, three colors, Nike mannequin in two colors
  • Sequence 7: Aluminium (5 colors), Stainless-steel choices (three colors), Titanium choices (two colors), Nike+ fashions and Hermès fashions
  • GPS and GPS and Mobile choices for Sequence 7 and Watch SE
  • Measurement choices: 38mm/42mm (Sequence 3), 40mm/44mm (Sequence 6 and Watch SE), 41mm/45mm (Sequence 7)

The Apple Watch Sequence 3 is now solely accessible with an aluminium case, both silver or house gray. It is available in is available in 38mm and 42mm dimension choices, however it’s only accessible in a GPS solely mannequin, with no GPS and Mobile possibility accessible. There may be additionally no Nike mannequin.

The Watch SE additionally solely is available in aluminium however there are three color choices, comprised of silver, gold and house gray. Measurement choices are 40mm and 44mm and there are GPS solely and GPS and Mobile fashions accessible. The Watch SE additionally is available in Nike fashions, accessible in silver and house gray.

The Sequence 6 had much more end choices accessible than the Watch SE and the Sequence 3 however the Sequence 7 replaces the Sequence 6 choices. You should still discover the Sequence 6 elsewhere although. Just like the Watch SE, the Sequence 6 had 40mm and 44mm sizes, in addition to GPS solely and GPS and Mobile fashions. There have been 5 aluminium colors – silver, house gray, gold, blue and Product(Purple). There have been then three stainless-steel fashions – silver, graphite (DLC) and gold (PVD). Lastly, there have been two titanium fashions – pure titanium and house black.

Moreover, the Sequence 6 additionally got here in Nike fashions – all of which have been aluminium and got here with Nike straps – and Hermès fashions – all of which have been stainless-steel and got here with particular Hermès straps. The Hermès fashions have been all GPS and Mobile as commonplace.

Whereas all the usual Sequence 6 fashions and the Nike fashions got here in each case sizes although, among the Hermès fashions solely got here in both 40mm or 44mm, not each.

The Sequence 7 in the meantime, is available in 5 aluminium colors just like the Sequence 6, however they’re new colors. It additionally is available in three stainless-steel choices, two titanium choices and there can be Nike fashions and Hermès fashions. The Sequence 7 case choices are barely bigger than the Sequence 6 too, at 41mm and 45mm. 

{Hardware}

  • Sequence 3: S3 processor, W2 wi-fi chip, Bluetooth 4.2, altimeter
  • Watch SE: S5 processor, W2 wi-fi chip, Bluetooth 5.0, fall detection, compass, always-on altimeter
  • Sequence 6: S6 processor, W3 wi-fi chip, Bluetooth 5.0, U1 chip, electrical coronary heart sensor, blood oxygen sensor, fall detection, compass, always-on altimeter
  • Sequence 7: S7 processor, W3 wi-fi chip, Bluetooth 5.0, U1 chip, electrical coronary heart sensor, blood oxygen sensor, fall detection, compass, always-on altimeter
  • Sequence 3/SE/6/7: Ambient gentle sensor, built-in GPS, optical coronary heart sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, 18-hour battery life 

The Apple Watch Sequence 3 has a dual-core processor referred to as the S3 beneath its hood, coupled with a wi-fi chip referred to as the W2. The GPS solely mannequin has 8GB of reminiscence.

The Watch SE has a dual-core processor referred to as the S5 – stated to be two instances sooner than the S3 – and it’s coupled with the identical subsequent era wi-fi chip because the Sequence 6 – the W3.

The Apple Watch Sequence 6 has an S6 processor beneath its hood, claimed to be 20 per cent sooner than the S5. It additionally has W3, as talked about above. The Watch Sequence 7 has an S7 processor, additionally stated to be 20 per cent sooner than the S5, so its a redesigned S6 processor with the identical energy. The Sequence 7 is claimed to cost 30 per cent sooner than the Sequence 6 although because of the inclusion of a USB Sort-C cable within the field.

Each the GPS solely and GPS and Mobile fashions of each the Watch SE, Sequence 6 and Sequence 7 have 32GB of reminiscence, although after all the GPS and Mobile mannequin has LTE connectivity. The LTE connectivity means you can also make and obtain calls and textual content messages, in addition to carry out all of the duties you’d wish to in your Watch with out your iPhone in vary. It additionally works for Household Setup.

All of the Watch fashions being in contrast right here have built-in GPS, optical coronary heart price sensor, speaker, microphone, water resistance as much as 50 metres, emergency SOS, gyroscope and an ambient gentle sensor. Additionally they all provide Apple Pay.

The Watch SE, Sequence 6 and Sequence 7 add an always-on altimeter – the Sequence 3 has a typical altimeter – a inbuilt compass, second era optical coronary heart price sensor, worldwide emergency calling and fall detection because of the improved accelerometer that gives as much as 32 g-forces as a substitute of as much as 16 g-forces as discovered within the Sequence 3. It is price noting that each one of those options – besides the always-on altimeter – might be discovered on the Sequence 4 and 5 too.

On prime of these additions, the Sequence 6 and Sequence 7 additionally add a blood oxygen sensor and {an electrical} coronary heart price sensor for ECG. The Sequence 4 and 5 have the ECG characteristic however not the blood oxygen sensor.

Software program

  • All run WatchOS 8 
  • Further options on Sequence 6 and Sequence 7

The Sequence 3, Sequence 4, Sequence 5, Sequence 6, Sequence 7 and Watch SE all run watchOS 8.

All generations from the Sequence 3 and later subsequently all provide the same expertise, even when there are just a few additional options on the Watch Sequence 4, Sequence 5, Sequence 6 and Sequence 7 like fall detection and the ECG perform (US/UK/Europe just for now), in addition to the All the time-On Show, built-in compass and blood oxygen monitoring on the Sequence 6 and Sequence 7. Due to the bigger show on the Sequence 7, it additionally provides a full keyboard with QuickPath for replying to messages.

Keep in mind the Sequence 5 additionally has the All the time-On Show and compass, whereas the Watch SE has the compass and fall detection.

You’ll be able to learn all about watchOS 8 in our separate characteristic.  

Value

  • Sequence 3: From $199/£199
  • Watch SE: From $299/£269
  • Sequence 7: From $399/£379

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The Apple Watch Sequence 3 is the most cost effective option to get your arms on Apple’s smartwatch via Apple itself, with a beginning value of $199/£199 for the GPS solely mannequin. There isn’t any longer a GPS and Mobile mannequin so the Sequence 3 is not suitable with Household Setup.

The Watch SE begins at $299/£269, which is $100/£110 cheaper than the beginning value for the Sequence 7. 

The Apple Watch Sequence 7 with GPS solely begins at $399/£379 for each the usual mannequin and the Nike mannequin. The Apple Watch Sequence 7 with GPS and Mobile begins at $499/£479 for the usual mannequin or Nike mannequin, however this will increase to $699/£649 if you need a chrome steel mannequin.

The Apple Watch Version fashions (titanium choices) begin at $799/£799. The Hermès fashions begin at $1249/£1199.

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Conclusion

In case you did not spend money on the unique and you’ve got determined the Apple Watch is now one thing you need, shopping for the Sequence 3 over the Watch SE, Sequence 6 or Sequence 7 will prevent cash, however you miss out on some key options and your end choices are rather more restricted.

Choosing the Watch SE over the Sequence 6 or Sequence 7 nonetheless saves you cash – albeit not as a lot because the Sequence 3 – however you get an even bigger show design and most of the newest options, together with a built-in compass, always-on altimeter, fall detection and the second era optical coronary heart price sensor. 

The Apple Watch Sequence 6 and Sequence 7 after all provide probably the most superior {hardware} of the 4 fashions being in contrast right here, in addition to probably the most end choices (in the event you hurry to purchase the Sequence 6), however your pockets will take a success too. In comparison with the Sequence 3, you probably have the money they ship loads of worthy upgrades, not least the design that makes much better use of the show house and that is much more the case with the Sequence 7.

In comparison with the Watch SE although, the Sequence 6 solely provides an always-on show, ECG, blood oxygen monitoring, a sooner processor and the U1 chip. All the opposite options stay the identical. For some, the improved processor, ECG and blood oxygen performance, All the time-On show and U1 chip might be the 5 options you wanted to take the smartwatch plunge, however for others, the Watch SE will greater than suffice. When it comes to the Sequence 7, an even bigger show is added, however in any other case the options are nearly similar to the Sequence 6.

When it comes to upgrades, these with the unique Apple Watch, Sequence 1 or Sequence 2 will see some worthwhile variations by switching to the Watch SE, Sequence 6 or Sequence 7, particularly with the larger show. These with the Sequence 3 can even see a good distinction within the new fashions.

If you have already got the Sequence 4 or Sequence 5 and also you’re questioning whether or not to improve to the Sequence 6 or Sequence 7, you could not have to this time round until you really need blood oxygen monitoring, actual time elevation knowledge, or the always-on show if you’re a Sequence 4 consumer.

Writing by Britta O’Boyle.