Apple Watch SE vs 7: which is the best choice?

Product shots of the Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch SE
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Apple Watch SE vs 7 is a battle between two Apple watches that you might have your eye on if you don't want a cheaper option than the new Apple Watch 8 or Apple Watch Ultra. The Apple Watch 7 was released in 2021 and it boasts many of the same features as the 2022 Apple Watch 8 but often has bigger discounts since it's now older. 

The Apple Watch SE is the cheapest Apple Watch (compare in our Apple Watch generations guide) and it got an update in 2022, with a second-generation model hitting the market. Both models are cheaper than Apple Watch 7, but how do they compare in terms of specs. In the guide below, we compare Apple Watch SE vs 7 (including both models of the SE) to help you decide which is best for you.

Jim McCauley

Jim McCauley is a writer, performer and cat-wrangler who started writing professionally way back in 1995 on PC Format magazine, and has been covering technology-related subjects ever since, whether it's hardware, software or videogames. A chance call in 2005 led to Jim taking charge of Computer Arts' website and developing an interest in the world of graphic design, and eventually led to a move over to the freshly-launched Creative Bloq in 2012. Jim now works as a freelance writer for sites including Creative Bloq, T3 and PetsRadar, specialising in design, technology, wellness and cats, while doing the occasional pantomime and street performance in Bath and designing posters for a local drama group on the side.

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