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Which Apple Watch
is right for you?

Series 6
SE
Series 3
products
 

The most advanced Apple Watch yet, with a blood oxygen sensor and app, the ECG app, and the Always-On Retina display.

Features the same larger display size as Series 6, fall detection, a compass, and an always-on altimeter.

The core fitness, health, and connectivity features
of Apple Watch.

 

GPS + Cellular
 

GPS
 

GPS + Cellular
 

GPS
 

 
44mm or 40mm
case size
44mm or 40mm
case size
42mm or 38mm
case size
 
Always-On
Retina display
30% larger than
Series 3
Retina display
30% larger than
Series 3
Retina display
 

Water resistant1
Swimproof

Water resistant1
Swimproof

Water resistant1
Swimproof

 
Blood Oxygen app2
  Blood Oxygen app not available
  Blood Oxygen app not available
 
ECG app3
  ECG app not available
  ECG app not available
 
High and low heart rate notifications
High and low heart rate notifications
High and low heart rate notifications
 
Irregular heart rhythm
notification3
Irregular heart rhythm
notification3
Irregular heart rhythm
notification3
 
Emergency SOS4
Emergency SOS4
Emergency SOS4
 
International
emergency calling5
International
emergency calling5
  International emergency calling not available
 
Fall detection
Fall detection
  Fall Detection not available
 
Supports Family Setup
(GPS + Cellular models)6
Supports Family Setup
(GPS + Cellular models)6
  Family Setup not available
 
Compass
Compass
  Compass not available
 
Always-on altimeter
Always-on altimeter
Altimeter
Key Differences
Tech Specs
Series 6
SE
Series 3
GPS + Cellular
Aluminum available in silver, space gray, gold, blue, and (PRODUCT)RED.
Stainless Steel available in silver, graphite, and gold.
Titanium available in natural titanium and space black (DLC).
GPS + Cellular
Aluminum available in silver, space gray, and gold.
GPS
Aluminum available in silver, space gray, gold, blue, and (PRODUCT)RED.
GPS
Aluminum available in silver, space gray, and gold.
GPS
Aluminum available in silver and space gray.
Apple Watch Nike
Aluminum available in silver and space gray.
Apple Watch Nike
Aluminum available in silver and space gray.
Apple Watch Hermès
Stainless Steel available in silver and space black.
Series 6
SE
Series 3
  • GPS/GNSS
  • GPS/GNSS
  • GPS/GNSS
  • Compass
  • Compass
  • Compass not available
  • Always-on altimeter
  • Always-on altimeter
  • Altimeter
  • Water resistant
    50 meters1

  • Water resistant
    50 meters1

  • Water resistant
    50 meters1

  • Blood oxygen sensor
    (Blood Oxygen app)2

  • Blood oxygen sensor not available
  • Blood oxygen sensor not available
  • Electrical heart sensor
    (ECG app)3

  • Electrical heart sensor not available
  • Electrical heart sensor not available
  • Third-generation
    optical heart sensor
  • Second-generation optical heart sensor
  • Optical heart sensor
  • International emergency calling5
  • International emergency calling5
  • International emergency calling not available
  • Emergency SOS4
  • Emergency SOS4
  • Emergency SOS4
  • Accelerometer
    up to 32 g-forces with fall detection

  • Accelerometer
    up to 32 g-forces with fall detection

  • Accelerometer
    up to 16 g-forces

  • Gyroscope
  • Gyroscope
  • Gyroscope
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Speaker
    50 percent louder
  • Speaker
    50 percent louder
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
    (enables Noise app)
  • Microphone
    (enables Noise app)
  • Microphone
  • Apple Pay
  • Apple Pay
  • Apple Pay
  • GymKit
  • GymKit
  • GymKit
  • Capacity 32GB
    GPS + Cellular

  • Capacity 32GB
    GPS + Cellular

  • 32GB Capacity not available
  • Capacity 32GB
    GPS

  • Capacity 32GB
    GPS

  • Capacity 8GB
    GPS

  • Ceramic and sapphire crystal back
    GPS + Cellular
    GPS

  • Ceramic and sapphire crystal back
    GPS + Cellular
    GPS

  • Composite back
    GPS

Series 6
SE
Series 3
44mm

368 by 448 pixels
977 sq mm display area

44mm

368 by 448 pixels
977 sq mm display area

42mm
312 by 390 pixels
740 sq mm display area
40mm

324 by 394 pixels
759 sq mm display area

40mm

324 by 394 pixels
759 sq mm display area

38mm
272 by 340 pixels
563 sq mm display area
Always-On Retina LTPO OLED display
1000 nits brightness
Retina LTPO OLED display
1000 nits brightness
Retina OLED display
1000 nits brightness
Series 6
SE
Series 3
S6 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor
Up to 20 percent faster than S5
S5 SiP with 64-bit dual-core processor
Up to 2x faster than S3
S3 SiP with dual-core processor
W3
Apple wireless chip
W3
Apple wireless chip
W2
Apple wireless chip
U1 chip
(Ultra Wideband)
U1 chip not available
U1 chip not available
Series 6
SE
Series 3
LTE and UMTS7
GPS + Cellular models
LTE and UMTS7
GPS + Cellular models
LTE and UMTS not available
Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 4.2
Series 6
SE
Series 3
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Up to 18 hours8
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Up to 18 hours9
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Up to 18 hours10
Magnetic charging cable
Magnetic charging cable
Magnetic charging cable

Which Apple Watch is right for you?