Last updated: Jan 25, 2023
Apple Watch Ultra
The Apple Watch Ultra is the flagship model of Apple Watches. The product was released on the market on September 23, 2022. This titanium build watch was priced at USD 799. The watch comes with low power mode which is perfect for workouts and expands the battery span of the watch. It comes with exclusive fitness tracking features, a bright screen and a durable design. The watch has features like a larger battery capacity, and a durable titanium casing with screen brightness twice as much as its predecessors. Like iPhone 14, the watch has exclusive features like dual-frequency GPS, an extra mic for enhanced calling, and a customization action button.
The wow factors of the watch include fantastic action, the best battery life among any Apple Watch, and a dual-band GPS feature that is far more accurate than any other Apple Watch. The Ultra model is LTE enabled by default which makes it apart from any other sports smartwatch. The endurance feature of the watch is a game changer. It has better water resistance, and higher battery life and runs twice as long as any other watch brand. The Ultra provides more value than any other model of Apple watches which comes with exclusive options like the Siren button. It is perfect for people who are adventure lovers and are looking for a sturdy smartwatch that can match their activities and needs.
The action button especially has lots of customizable purposes which it can serve. One can press the action button twice and use it to mark a segment while doing an outdoor run. The button has a feature to mark the transition of one leg of the race with another when the user participates in a duathlon or triathlon.
Apple Watch Series 8
The Series 8 Apple Watch was launched on September 16, 2022, and ran on watchOS 9.0. The stainless-steel variant came with a price range of USD 699/USD 749. The Hermes edition of Series 8 was priced at USD 1229. The GPS-featured Watch Series 8 was priced at USD 399/USD 429. The Series 8 watch with both GPS and cellular connectivity was priced at USD 499/USD 529. Apple Watch Series 8 is known for its strong performance packed in a sleek design and comes with low-power mode to extend the battery life. The Series 8 has a digital crown and side buttons have become flatter; the watch has added temperature sensors, one placed on the back and one just under the display in the front.
The Apple Watch Series 8 has highlighted health features which have become a key feature. The device has excellent wellness metrics tracking and features that go beyond just counting steps, and calories burned. It has new features like heart rate monitoring and notifications of sudden spikes or drops. The Series 8 watch has sophisticated sensors which can measure ECG in 30 seconds. There is a blood oxygen meter that can track blood oxygen levels. Besides for women, the watch can provide deeper insight into their menstrual cycle. The Apple Watch Series 8 is driven by Apple S8. The processor, though not as fast as the ultra, has significantly improved the performance of the watch. Overall, it is a decent smartwatch with new features and a sleek design.
Apple Watch SE 2nd Generation
The Apple Watch Special Edition 2nd Generation was launched on September 16, 2022. The SE 2nd generation watch is available in two variants in the market. One comes with only GPS priced at USD 249/279 and the other comes with GPS and cellular connectivity priced at USD 279/329. The SE 2nd Generation is perfect for consumers looking for a good smartwatch and does not have a ton of money to spend. Just like the SE iPhones by Apple. The Watch SE 2nd Generation packs in good features. It is a watch that the user can wear 24 hours a day and comes with a wide number of easy-to-use health-tracking features. The smartwatch comes with excellent software and a support system at a considerably low-price range. It has the latest processor watchOS 9.0 which is the flagship processor used in Series 8 and Series 8 Ultra. The watch comes in Midnight, Starlight and Silver. The Apple Watch SE 2 comes in an aluminum body and is shaped just like the Apple Watch SE 1st generation. The same S8 processor provides identical performance just like Apple Watch Ultra.
The watch comes with a rise or fall in heart rate, cycling tracks, fall and noise detection, crash detection, and a basic sleep-tracking system. The smartwatch has swim-proof up to 50 meters and can handle the Backtrack feature effectively. The watch has a redesigned compass and an altimeter, accelerometer, and gyroscopic sensor. The SE 2 comes with 18-hour battery life and has a conservative approach during GPS workouts.
Apple Watch Series 7
The Apple Watch Series 7 hit the market on October 15, 2021. The GPS version of the watch was priced at USD 399/ USD 429. The GPS and cellular versions were priced at USD 499/ USD 529. The Apple Watch Series has positive features like a brighter, larger screen, and faster charging. Though it has not been considered a major development from its predecessor, it has a 20 percent larger size. It has a decent fitness feature and connects seamlessly with the iPhone. The watch features a good heart rate monitor, and a range of efficient applications all packed in a stylish package.
The watch comes with a watchOS 8 out of the box but will receive watchOS 9 which can enable workout marks, view pictures and read messages. The curved edges of the Apple Watch 7 might not feel a lot to the eye but it gives the display a spilling effect from the watch. For fitness monitoring the Watch 7 features-built GPS with other sensors, ECG and SPO2 monitoring expands the functionality of the watch and users can easily access the Apple Fitness Plus application. The watch can feature chosen portrait photos on the screen and the watch will embed the time effectively between the picture and the background. On an overall basis, it is an easy buy for users looking to upgrade their Smart Watch.
Apple Watch Series 6
The Watch Series 6 was launched on September 18, 2020. The Watch 6 was priced at USD 399/429 for the GPS version and the GPS+Cellular version came at USD 499/529. The stainless-steel variant was priced at USD 699/ USD 749. The Nike+ edition was priced at USD 399. The Hermes was priced at USD 1299 and the Edition variant was priced at USD 799. The watch came with a new S6 SiP or System in Package and blood oxygen measuring sensor. The Watch 6 has a QLED display that is the best in any other smartwatch.
The Apple Watch 6 is run by the new S6 SiP. The new chipset has made the watch 20 percent faster and more energy efficient. The Watch 6 comes with a 5GHZ Wi-fi band support and an Apple U1 ultra-wideband positioning chip which can enable keyless entry and ignition in supporting cars. There is a new always-on-altimeter that will provide a real-time reading of the elevation directly on the watch. A wrist-down gesture provides a new super handy feature. The feature enables one to access the notification or Control Centre directly from the always-on display without having to lift the wrist to wake the watch.
Apple Watch SE 1st generation
The Watch SE 1st generation variants came for USD 279/USD 309. The GPS and Cellular variants were priced at USD 329/USD 359. The Nike+ variant came with a price of USD 279. The product entered the market on September 18, 2020. The Special Edition 1st generation packs great features which are put in a compact, affordable watch. It is an excellent watch for people looking for their first smartwatch. The users can benefit from a large screen, which comes with the family center. The price and features of SE 1st generation are well-balanced. The Watch has effective optimal LTE connectivity. The watchOS is eye candy for the users and the phone comes with all-day battery life.
The Apple SE 1st generation watch came with Solo loops. These are elastic bands that do not have a clasp but stretch to fit the wrist. When typing has to be done on the watch the Solo loop keeps the hand safe from uncomfortable band pressing against the wrist. The features include general health and fitness devices. The watch comes with an accelerometer, gyroscope, and always turned on-altimeter. It is a well-rounded smartwatch which is brought by Apple. As for the affordability and features, it is a good buy for smart watch beginners.
Watch Series 5
The Watch Series 5 was launched on September 20, 2019, in the USA market. The Series 5 watch is priced at USD 699/ USD 749. The Nike Plus edition is priced at USD 399, the Hermes edition is priced at USD 1249. The Series 5 watch came with three major features which include always on display, integrated compass, and international SOS calling. Among the nifty additions to the Watch Series 5 are a new and faster processor, an application for measuring ambient noise, and 32 GB in-built storage. The outstanding feature of Watch Series 5 is its always-on display. The screen increases brightness and shares more information when it becomes active. It has a good dimming when it is inactive.
The Watch Series 5 shows a clear sign of becoming an independent device. The App Store of Watch 5 provides ample applications to make the Watch run without depending on the iPhone. There are brand-new watch faces that can be set. Siri can do most of the work on the watch like identifying the song playing in the ambience. The Watch 5 has found its niche in the fitness area. There is Fitness gaming with support icons for illustrating how the workout looks like.
Watch Series 4
The Watch Series 4 was launched on September 21, 2017, in the USA market. The GPS variant is priced at USD 399/ USD 429. The GPS+Cellular variant is priced at USD 499/ USD 529. The stainless-steel variant is priced at USD 699/749. The Nike edition is priced at USD 399; the Hermes variant is priced at USD 1249. The new and upgraded health sensors have elevated the Watch Series 4 from a fun device to a must-own gadget. The pros of the device include a bigger and more attractive display, advanced level health sensing, a faster processor and an effective raise-to-speak Siri option. The Watch Series 4 will receive updates till watchOS 8 which will increase the functionality for the long term. Apple got rid of the thick bezels which used to surround the watch display and extended the screen to the edge. The Watch Series 4 is meant to take advantage of the extended display and icons have become larger to offer better readability. The notifications have now become clearer and work great even in bright sunlight.
The Apple Watch 4 has got clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to introduce an ECG application that can take echocardiogram and atrial vibrations which records and alerts irregular vibrations. The performance of the Watch Series 4 has improved significantly. Series 4 is blazing fast due to the fourth-gen processor S4 planted in the watch.
Watch Series 3
The Watch Series 3 was launched on September 22, 2017, and was available in six variants. The GPS watch is priced at USD 329/ USD 359, GPS and Cellular functionality watch was priced at USD 399. The Stainless-steel designed variant was priced at USD 749/USD 799, the Nike+ variant with GPS is priced at USD 329, the Hermes variant is priced at USD 1149, and the Edition series was priced at USD 1299/1349. Apple Watch Series 3 is among the most powerful wearable among the competitors. The device packs in a powerful and faster chipset and the company has promised to keep it supported with software updates.
The LTE-driven phone connects well and works independently without the need for a phone. The notifications can work perfectly when upgraded to standalone mode. The other upgrade on the Watch Series 3 comes with music streaming. The design of the watch is the same as its predecessor. The screen provides a vivid and bright and has a smaller display to provide a sleek look. On an overall approach, the watch is a good upgrade from the predecessor model.
Apple Watch Series 2
The Watch Series 2 was launched on September 16, 2016, and will receive a final update on watchOS 6.3. The product hit the market for USD 369 for the base model. The stainless-steel model was priced at USD 549. The Nike+ model has been priced at USD 549, the Hermes variant is priced at USD 369, Edition series is priced at USD 1249/1299. The Apple Watch 2 is an upgraded model from its predecessors. It has been enhanced with upgraded battery life and GPS abilities. The Watch 2 is also water resistant which is a new addition as a feature.
The highlight feature of the watch is almost 2 days of lasting battery life. Though the watch is around 1mm thicker than the previous model, it is not noticeable. The watch has come with a rounded shape which looks stylish. The watch feels premium with curvy edges, a formed glass, and a spinning crown. The watch has an OLED element to the display which blackens the screen when the watch is idle. It saves battery life and enhances the brightness of the white color. The unlocking system in the watch makes it look cool and it has a clear speaker emitter that can shove out water. Users looking for smart, stylish displays and features can go for the Watch 2 series model.
Watch Series 1
The watch was released in the USA market on September 12, 2016. The Watch Series 1 is available in a base variant, aluminum build which is priced at USD 269. The Apple Watch Series 1 is an affordable option. It has features like Apple Pay, and heart rate functionality, and runs almost all the apps. The watch did not change the design from its predecessor and has maintained the same model. The Apple Series 1 watch can track runs and it can be used for workouts without the need for an iPhone. The Series 1 does not have cellular connectivity but it can connect with Wi-Fi. It is best used in a home or office where there is considerable video.
Though the Series 1 Watch is not swim-proof, it is splash-resistant. The watch can stand against hand-washing, accidental showers and brief contact with water. The watch can play music by connecting with the iPhone or by syncing playlists or albums in the watch. If the user is not into hardcore fitness, the Watch Series 1 is perfect which comes with all facilities at an affordable rate.
Apple Watch 1st Generation
The first Apple Smartwatch 1st Generation was launched on April 24, 2015. The basic aluminum variant is priced at USD 349/ USD 399. The stainless-steel variant is priced at USD 549/ USD 599. The Edition variant comes for USD 10,000 / USD 12,000. The 1st Generation offers a wide combination of cases and interchangeable bands which are added options for the watch. The watch comes with Apple Pay and has great build quality. It has a great design that is eye-catchy, has a phone calling facility, and the platform has ample space for growth, especially for native applications. The Apple Watch 1st Generation is water resistant to a certain level.
The design expertise is what makes the 1st Generation stand out from the competitors. The watch runs on the scaled version of iOS. The notifications are easy to find as the iOS design is well-framed for the smartwatch. The watch has a generous battery life and is a decent device for people looking for premium smartphones. The 1st generation has been named Series 0 and is driven by a single-core S1 system-on-chip. The watch can get GPS features when connected to an iPhone. It has an in-built heart rate sensor that can run on infrared and identifiable LED lights. Apple is all set to open its new product range with the 1st Generation watch. For users who look for various designs and colorful bands, 1st Generation watches are a must-buy.