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Last week, Apple's newest Series 9 watch saw its first price drop following its release in September. Now, the tech brand's other models are seeing price drops, too. Currently, you can score the latest Apple Watch SE model for just $179 at Walmart, a savings of $70 off the usual price of $249.
If you're not looking for advanced features offered in the newer Series 8,9, or Ultra and Ultra 2 models, the watch SE is a great buy with all the essentials, and you'd be surprised how well this model does stack up to Apple's other contenders.
The SE is available in a 40 or 44mm display size and offers users up to 18 hours of battery life and 32GB of internal storage.
The Apple Watch SE (2nd gen) does offer some of the same health and safety features as the Series 8 and the Ultra, though it doesn't track blood oxygen, do ECG heart checks, or check your temperature.
This model is additionally not dust resistant, and the glass face is not made out of crystal, like the Series 8, so it's not as crack resistant. And while the face looks just like the Series 8, the screen is actually about 20% smaller, so it has slightly thicker black bezels around the edge. It also doesn't have an always-on display.
But it includes nearly everything else, and the cellular connectivity is only a $50 add-on for the SE (compared to a $100 add-on for the Series 8).