The Apple Watch Series 8 and the Apple Watch SE are two of the latest and most advanced smartwatches available in the market today. While both watches feature groundbreaking new technology and performance, there are some key differences between them. The first difference between the Series 8 and SE is the price. The Apple Watch Series 8 is priced starting at $399 while the SE starts at $249. This is a significant difference in price, making the SE a much more affordable option.
The second difference is the display size. The Series 8 has a larger display than the SE, with the Series 8 being available in 41- and 45-millimeter case sizes and the SE being available in 40 or 44mm. The Series 8 also features an always-on display, while the SE does not. This makes the Series 8 a great option for those who want to be able to view their watch face anytime without having to raise their wrist or touch the watch.
In testing, it is found that the Apple Watch Series 8 can charge a bit faster, for example, from 70% to 80% in 10 minutes, while the SE charged from 70% to 77% over the same time period. The Series 8 is capable of fast charging with an applicable Apple USB-C charger.
The Series 8 has more health-tracking features than the SE, such as its new wrist temperature measurements, blood oxygen saturation readings and the ability to take an electrocardiogram. The SE does not have these features, although it does feature some health-tracking capabilities such as tracking workouts, detecting hard falls, measuring heart rate, and mirroring iPhone alerts.
The Series 8 is available in a pricier stainless steel finish, and the aluminum version comes in an additional Product Red color option not available on the SE.
Finally, there is the ultra-wideband chip. The Series 8 has an ultra-wideband chip, which is not present in the SE. This chip could be useful for unlocking your car with your phone or watch, as well as for other features.
Overall, there are a number of differences between the Apple Watch Series 8 and the SE. From the price to the display size, battery life, health features, materials used, and the ultra-wideband chip,.