Once upon a time, the Series 3 was the cheapest smartwatch in Apple’s lineup. But with the Series 3 discontinued, that honor now belongs to the second-generation Apple Watch SE.
The 2022 Apple Watch SE, which starts at $250, raises the bar of what to expect from an entry-level smartwatch. It uses the same processor found in the top-of-the-line Series 8 and Ultra models, and offers just enough smart features to satisfy most people.
As the low-cost option, the SE lacks some fancy features, like an always-on display and some of the next-gen health sensors found on the Series 8. But if you’re looking for a smartwatch to handle the basics and streamline your day-to-day, the SE will certainly meet, if not beat, your expectations.