Apple Watch Series 6 vs Apple Watch SE – Unboxing, Setup & Comparison!

by birtanpublished on October 2, 2020

What's up guys my name is brandon and today we're going to be unboxing and taking a first look at the brand new apple watch series 6 and the brand new apple watch se so we're going to be running through the unboxing process the setup process and also seeing which one is right for you and keep in mind that this is just my first impressions comparison slash review i will have a full review and a more in-depth comparison later down the road once i've used both of these watches for an extensive period of time

All right so let's not waste any time let's go ahead and get into the unboxing so i did get the apple watch se in space gray as you can see right there i did get aluminum as well 40 millimeters and then i got the series 6 apple watch in the brand new blue aluminum case with the deep navy sport band and i got that in the 44 millimeter now the apple watch se starts at just 279 whereas the apple watch series 6 starts at 3.99 so

We're gonna unbox the se first and of course the unboxing experience is always gonna be great with the apple watch and it's also very very simple to unbox with the little peel tab there we'll just pull these tabs right here and of course we get this awesome presentation as always inside we have the band right here the space gray band and also the apple watch se right here it's going to take that off and as you can see we have the apple watch se right here it's going to take this plastic off

There it is this is tiny the 40 millimeters i'm used to the 44 which we'll look at here in a second on the series six and inside the box we just have our pamphlet right here that tells us pretty much how to charge the apple watch and how to get started with the apple watch and then we do also have the charger here now this is the first year the apple is not including the charging block so we do have the charging cable here but we do not have the block which

Should not be an issue for 99 of people 99.9 of people since you could just plug this into an existing block so that's not a huge deal to me but of course people are gonna be upset over anything but anyways we do have the cable there and that is the se let's go and unbox the series six apple watch now in the brand new blue color go ahead and pull these tabs and open up the box and oh right away you can see that blue accent on the packaging as well and then

Of course we do have the navy blue sport loop which is new so both of these colors are new here and let's go ahead and set that off to the side and check out this brand new color on the apple watch series six this navy blue color and you can see there even the sleeve is that same navy blue color let's go ahead and push this up out of there and oh man i really like this color there so this is what we can expect to see in the new iphone 12 as well we're gonna see a very similar

If not the exact same color that we see right here which i cannot wait for i will definitely be matching with the navy watch and iphone now obviously a lot of people are going to say that this isn't going to go with everything you know if you try to wear your apple watch to be you know stylish and to match with your clothes then maybe you don't want to wear you know a navy blue watch everywhere same with the product red so that is one of the other new colors this year with the apple watch series

Six but it's actually pretty deep like it's a deep color and it's gonna be very subtle on your wrist so i really like the look of this and you can also see on the back we do have some additional sensors there since we do have the new blood oxygen sensor on the apple watch series 6 which is not present on the se so we'll talk about all that here in a moment let's take a look at what else is in the box it's probably going to be exactly the same yeah so we just have the cable here once

Again no block in the packaging this year now just taking a quick look around the body of these two apple watches of course we have the apple watch series 6 on the left the 44 millimeter and we have a 40 millimeter apple watch se on the right and just looking around the body everything is pretty much the same except for the sensors on the back so these do both come in a gps plus cellular model as well

I only got the gps model but if you do have gps plus cellular you will see a little red ring around the crown there on the right hand side but flipping them around to the back is where you will see a difference in these two so you will see some more advanced technology underneath the watch on the siri six of course because we have the ecg sensor and also the blood oxygen sensor so we do have a lot more you know that you get with the series six versus the se

But of course that's expected for you know a lower cost apple watch not gonna get all the bells and whistles of the latest and greatest apple watch but everything else on the body is identical everything else is exactly the same which is a good sign if you're considering the apple watch sc because you're not missing out on much design-wise so let me just throw the bands on and see how these feel on the wrist and we'll talk more about the specs and compare these two a little bit more

As well so taking a look at the bands here you can see that we do get two different sizes as we normally do with the apple watch we have a medium large and then a small medium down here we also got the navy here for the of course navy apple watch series six and we got the black sport band for the space black apple watch se now apple did also unveil the new solo loop for the apple watch this year and i was not able to get my hands on that yet but i will have that for my in-depth

Review coming in about a month so stay tuned for that and i will let you guys know if that's any better than these sport bands or not so let's go ahead and throw the watches on at these bands all right so let's go ahead and power these two watches up and we're gonna go through the setup process as well because now with ios 14 you are able to set up two different watches or multiple watches with the same phone so we're gonna go through that and go through some of the new settings

Here in watch os 7 and ios 14 as well let's talk about the comparison between these two as far as functionality so now in ios 14 you're able to add multiple watches to the same phone so i have my iphone 11 pro max here on ios 14 and if we tap on all watches up in the top left corner inside of the watch application you can see i already have one pair there that's my series 5 but i can add another one right here so let's go to add watch and we also have the new setting down here for setup for a family

Member so that is a really useful feature as well but for now we're just going to set up for myself and i'm going to go ahead and scan the barcode on the series 6 first there we go so it says your apple watch is paired and we're going to set this up as a new apple watch so it says shared settings apple watch share settings with iphone for location services find my iphone siri and analytics and improvement let's go ahead and tap on ok so now we could set our text size i like

To keep mine as default but if you do want it bigger you can set that right there and you can also add to be bold but i'm going to keep mine as is you can add a password here if you want to i'm not going to add a passcode right now and now it shows blood oxygen so this is the new feature in the apple watch series 6 exclusive to the series 6 and it says you can use the blood oxygen app to check your blood oxygen levels it can also measure levels throughout

The day so we're going to definitely go ahead and enable that and then it says keep your apple watch up to date so we're going to continue to update automatically then we do have emergency sos as well i'm going to continue and have that enabled clock faces now it tells us that you can change your clock faces which we will show here in a moment and now it says install available applications so this will basically just auto install the applications that have a watch application from your phone

To your watch and since i have quite a few applications i'm just going to save that so i'm going to do choose later and then it says apple watch is syncing all right so we just finished up the setup process on the apple watch series six and then it says welcome to apple watch my watch face gallery and apple watch apps and then of course we are presented with this screen right here and let's go ahead and add another watch and let's go ahead and do the apple watch se and if you did want to set up for a

Family member you do need to have a gps plus cellular apple watch so i only have the gps so i cannot do the setup for family member but if you're curious as to how it works you can see here what it says it says family setup lets you set up and manage an apple watch for a family member who does not have their own iphone you can use the watch app to manage settings for your family members apple watch when it's near your iphone so that is

Pretty neat that you can do that now in ios 14 and watch os 7 but again it does require a gps plus cellular apple watch so we're just going to set up the apple watch se real quick and after that's done i will throw both of these watches on my wrist and come back and give you guys a little bit more detail of a comparison between the two just my overall first impressions and ultimately give you guys advice on what i think you should buy so while the apple watch se is setting up we're gonna take a look at the apple

Watch series six here so this is the default watch face that we get and it looks really clean i actually really like this watch face especially for being default but let's go ahead and test out that blood oxygen application so this is the application right here it's a white icon with a blue and red little circle there if you go and tap on that it says blood o2 here are some tips that can help you take a good measurement so let's go ahead and read that so it says make sure your watch is not too low on your wrist your watch band

Should be snug but comfortable and it says keep your watch facing up and try not to move resting your wrist on a table can help so we're gonna go ahead and set my wrist down so i don't move so let's tap on done and it should start the reading right here actually i have to press start so you see this animation right here which is really cool let's go ahead and press start and i can't move for 15 seconds so it will count down from 15 and then it will show you

I would take a percentage reading as to your blood o2 levels so here we go five four three two one let's see what our levels are let's see if i'm healthy so we got 99 which is very healthy and that is a good sign you can also click on this little eye right here if you want to read about blood oxygen so basically we'll just tell you about the measurements and you know what they mean and it says that most people have a blood oxygen level of 95 to 100 your blood oxygen level can vary

Throughout the day and of course we can go ahead and click on done right here to go back here and it will show us our last reading right there it says 99 one minute ago so that is very cool and i'm wondering if this is in the health application i'm sure it is let's go ahead and see where it is in here if not i'm sure it will be here very soon so it doesn't show up on the home screen but if we search for blood it should show up so there we go blood oxygen right there and we will have a graph

Of our blood oxygen levels throughout the day the week month and year and then back inside of the watch application you'll notice that we have three apple watches connected to one account one iphone right here and we have a check mark next to the one that's currently being used and we also have the auto switch toggle right here which is new in ios 14 as well it says put on a watch and raise your wrist to automatically connect it to your iphone so

Kind of like the auto switch for the air pods we now have that with the apple watch which is really really convenient so now let's talk about the differences between these two watches because there are a lot of similarities but of course for that price difference again 279 versus 399 there are going to be some great new features in the apple watch series 6 that are not in the se but first let's talk about what they both do have so both of these watches come in a 40 and a 44 millimeter apple watch face so

We do get a bigger size for both both also come in gps and gps plus cellular so you can get a cellular plan on both apple watches we also get a heart sensor with the irregular heart rhythm notifications for both watches so you're not missing out on being able to track your heart rate and things like that on the se and then a big thing is that both watches get the same 18-hour all-day battery life although the series 6 will charge faster and it will get better battery life when you're

Doing certain workouts and of course just looking at these two from a design perspective you will not be able to tell a difference until you turn them around to the back and you will see you know more sensors in the back of the series six but aside from that you're not gonna be able to tell a difference at all from the outside so now what does the apple watch series six have that the apple watch se does not and of course

We're gonna have those two additional sensors on the series six so we have the blood oxygen sensor and also the ecg sensor as well so both of those are you know big features the ecg was first introduced in the series five and of course now that carries over in the series 6 with the addition of the new blood oxygen sensor but aside from those two sensors we do also get the always on display so we have an always on display on the series 6 versus just a regular retina display on

The se here so you will have to raise your wrist to see the time whereas it will always be on on the series six we also have the u1 ultra wide band chip inside of the series six which is not present in the se now there's really not a ton of use for the u1 chip yet in the series 6. so this isn't really a huge advantage over the se and we also get the s6 processor inside of the series 6 versus the s5 processor

Inside of the se so the series 6 will be faster than the se but the se is definitely no slouch this thing is still going to perform extremely extremely well for 99.9 percent of people you're not really going to complain about the performance and then of course another difference in the series 6 versus the se is that we get this brand new beautiful blue color and also a new product red color and by the way since i know some people will ask

No those new sensors do not add any weight to the series six both of these watches feel pretty much exactly the same in terms of weight of course this one does weigh a little bit more just because it is 44 millimeters but it's really really tough to tell a difference in the weight between these two so yeah you really get a lot of smart watch for 279 dollars with the apple watch se you're really only missing out on the advanced health tracking features like the ecg

And the blood oxygen level that you have on the series six and the always on display is not a huge deal for me personally anytime i'm going to look at the time i raise my wrist anyways and i was really never a big fan of the always on display on the series 5 so that's not even a con to me for the apple watch se now that's gonna of course depend on what you like in an apple watch but i don't see the always on display being a big advantage over the se to me

Personally so if you're new to the apple watch if you've never owned an apple watch before and you are not a massive health nut if you're not you know super into health and monitoring your health then the se is an easy choice here for just 279 but if you work out a lot and you consider yourself a health nut and you're always tracking you know everything to do with your health you should definitely pay up to get the series six otherwise you will definitely have fomo

When some of your friends or you just see features online and you wish you could do that on your apple watch you need to get the series 6 so that you can track all of your vitals and like i mentioned in the video this is just my first impressions review and comparison make sure you guys check back on the channel in about a month and i will have my full review up on these two watches and we'll see if my thoughts have changed at all after using them throughout the month but yeah guys i'm

Curious as to what you guys think about the apple watch se and the apple watch series six which one you prefer which one do you have which one are you ordering let me know all your thoughts down there in those comments below and if you guys enjoyed this video or if i helped you make a purchasing decision i would appreciate if you gave this video a thumbs up but anyways guys thanks again for watching and i'll see you soon you

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