If you’re thinking about getting an Apple Watch for yourself or as a gift, a timely question is which model will best meet your needs. It’s not hard to decide—just follow along as we walk you through the choices. We’ll compare Apple’s three current models: the Series 3, the Apple Watch SE, and the Series 6.
Keep in mind that an Apple Watch requires an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14 or later.
Apple Watch Series 6
The most expensive model, the Series 6 GPS+Cellular, can connect to the cellular network. You can leave your iPhone at home and use the watch by itself to make and receive phone calls (using your iPhone’s phone number), send and receive text messages, create reminders, receive notifications, and even stream Apple Music. Not to mention the Series 6 lets you measure your blood oxygen level with a revolutionary new sensor and app, take an ECG from your wrist, check your fitness metrics on the enhanced Always-On Retina display, (now 2.5x brighter outdoors when your wrist is down), set a bedtime routine and track your sleep and more. Honestly, it’s magical.
The Series 6 GPS+Cellular includes all the features of the Series 6 GPS, so if cellular is a must-have, your decision is simple: buy the Series 6 GPS+Cellular. It starts at $499.99, and you’ll need to pay an extra $10 per month on your iPhone’s cellular plan for connectivity.
If you don’t need cellular or don't want the monthly expense, you can always opt for the Apple Watch Series 6 with only GPS. This model starts at $399.99 and includes all the same bells and whistles, with the exception of cellular connectivity. This means your iPhone will need to be within roughly 100 meters of your Apple Watch in order to send and receive texts, calls, and other notifications.
Apple Watch SE
The Apple Watch SE has the same larger display size Retina display as Series 6, so you can see even more at a glance. Advanced sensors to track all your fitness and workout goals, and powerful emergency features keep you healthy and safe. The Sleep app lets you set a bedtime routine and track your sleep. You can also set up Apple Pay to pay instantly and securely from your wrist. It’s a lot of watch for a lot less than you expected. Apple Watch SE with GPS starts at $279.99 while Apple Watch SE+Cellular starts at $329.99.
Apple Watch Series 3
The Apple Watch 3 also comes with GPS and GPS+Cellular options. It features low and high heart rate notifications, Emergency SOS, Breathe watch faces, automatic workout detection, advanced features for runners like cadence and pace alerts, plus so much more. You can share your activity with friends and get personalized coaching right from your wrist. Not to mention you can stream Apple Music and Apple Podcasts to your wireless headphones. With Apple Watch Series 3, you can do it all with just your watch. The GPS model starts at $199.99 while the GPS+Cellular model starts at $299.99.
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