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Apple Watch SE (2022)

Apple Watch SE (2022)
alaScore 95

19 reviews

Feb, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Apple Watch SE (2022). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and portability are generally positive. The performance and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some less positive comments about the reliability and battery.

price, performance, portability, design

battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple Watch SE (2022) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Apple Watch SE 2 review: more than just an affordable smartwatch


Second-gen Apple Watch SE continues to be an excellent value-for-money option for fans of the Cupertino-based tech giant

Multiple case size and colour options ; Same processor as the Apple Watch Series 8 ; By-yearly release cycle means it retains its value for longer ; Lighter than Apple Watch Series 8 ; Almost all features as mainline Apple Watches

No always-on-screen option ; No ECG or blood oxygen ; Slower charge speed ; Comparatively thick bezel ; Uses an older optical heart rate sensor

Overall, the changes and updates offered by the Apple Watch SE 2 might not feel significant, but there ARE some upgrades, both hardware and software, which make the second iteration of Apple's affordable wearable more appealing. It might not be as...

Jun, 2023

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Hands on: Apple Watch SE 2 review


The entry-level Watch could well be the best

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Apple Watch SE (2022) review: Best of the bunch?


Apple has three smartwatches in its 2022 line up, including a second generation Watch SE. Is it the one to buy? Here's our review.

Colour-matched body ; Lightweight ; Upgraded processor ; Great features ; WatchOS 9 ; Good price

No Always-On Display ; No body temperature sensor ; No SpO2 sensor

The Apple Watch SE makes some decent upgrades over its predecessor, predominantly in terms of a step-up in processor, as well as a colour-matched casing that is kinder to the environment, and some extra features like the Car Crash Detection. It doesn't...

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (

Apple Watch SE (2022) review: the best fit for most


Significantly cheaper than the Series 8 and with most of the same features - is this the key 2022 Apple Watch to buy?

Superb performance, latest-gen chip ; All the core Apple Watch experience ; Better value than Series 8

Larger bezels than Series 8 ; Longer battery life next time please ; Limited choice of finishes

Watch SE lays down the gauntlet for its more expensive siblings, offering most of the same experience for a chunk of cash less.

Jul, 2023

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

Apple Watch SE (2022) review


The updated Apple Watch SE is more than enough for most people at a very un-Apple price point

Good value ; Solid feature set ; Great integration with iPhone

No always-on display ; So-so battery life

The second-gen Apple Watch SE does everything you need an Apple Watch to do with none of the extra features that makes other models much more expensive.

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Victoria Song (

The Apple Watch SE is a first-time buyer’s smartwatch


When I reviewed the original Apple Watch SE in 2020, I was certain it was the best option for most people. In fact, my SE review was titled, “ Just get the Apple Watch SE .” Back then, the always-on display was relatively new, the bigger screen with...

S8 chip is 20 percent faster ; It’s $150 cheaper than the Series 8 ; Gets the bulk of watchOS 9 features ; Excellent entry-level watch

The bezels are thick ; Smaller display isn’t good for elderly relatives ; No always-on display ; Fewer sensors

I got used to the SE’s smaller screen after a while, but I was happy to strap the Series 8 and Ultra back on my wrist for further testing. I will miss the lighter weight and the way it looks on my wrist, but not at the expense of my big, beautiful...

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Rado Minkov (

Apple Watch SE 2 (2022) review: The affordable Apple Watch; why pay more?


For its starting price of $249, the Apple Watch SE 2 offers pretty much everything most people would want from a smartwatch...

Premium build ; Water resistant ; Fast performance ; Great value for money

No always-on display ; Thicker bezels ; Slower charging ; Still no ECG and blood oxygen sensor

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : Danny Chadwick (

Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen) Review: The Perfect Amount of Smart Watch


The second generation Apple Watch SE is Apple's latest budget smartwatch that probably has everything you need if you're not a SCUBA diver or a mountain climber. But is it worth the upgrade if you already have an Apple Watch? I used the SE alongside my...

May, 2023

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Apple Watch SE (2022/2nd Gen) In-Depth Review


This fall we saw a slew of Apple product releases. From the much anticipated , to the hugely popular . But slotted below those in price is the Apple Watch SE (2nd gen). This has become Apple's ‘budget' Apple Watch edition, now that the previous budget...

Dec, 2022

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Apple Watch SE (2022) review


The new Apple Watch SE (2022) pairs an up-to-date processor with many of Apple's latest smartwatch features, including watchOS 9 and low power mode. Plus it checks out at a lower starting price.

If you want the full-featured Apple Watch experience, the Apple Watch Series 8 is the better choice. But I think many average users will find everything they need in the new SE.

Oct, 2022