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Apple just released 2 brand new Apple Watches today — here are the biggest differences between them (AAPL)

Apple Watch 6 and SELisa Eadicicco/Business Insider

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In typical Apple fashion, the company made a slew of product announcements during its annual September event, unveiling two new Apple Watches, two iPads, and digital services.

The anticipated iPhone 12 was nowhere to be found, but the company did provide a glimpse at what's next for the Apple Watch.

The $400 Apple Watch Series 6 and $280 Apple Watch SE both launched on Friday after going up for preorder on Tuesday. The Series 6 is Apple's next flagship watch that comes with the ability to take blood oxygen measurements among other improvements.

The Apple Watch SE is a cheaper version that comes with the same processor as last year's Series 5 and offers more features than the $200 Series 3, but doesn't come with as many advanced health features as the Series 6.

Here's a closer look at the biggest difference between the two. 

One of the biggest differences between the Series 6 and SE is in their displays.Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider

The Apple Watch Series 6 (pictured above) comes with an always-on display, which means the screen won't turn off completely when your watch is idle. Instead, the screen will display a dimmer version of your current watch face so that you don't have to raise your wrist or tap the screen to see the time and other information.

The Apple Watch SE does not have an always-on display. Apple introduced the technology last year with the Series 5. 

The Apple Watch SE also lacks the Series 6's blood oxygen monitor, which measures oxygen saturation in the blood.Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider

This feature works by shining LED lights through your skin and capturing the light that's reflected back to determine the color of your blood.

The feature isn't intended for medical use, Apple says. 

There's no ECG app in the Apple Watch SE, either.Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider

Apple introduced the ability to take an electrocardiogram on the Apple Watch with the Series 4 in 2018. This feature was present on last year's Series 5 and also on the new Series 6, but not the SE. 

The Apple Watch SE only comes in an aluminum finish, while the Apple Watch Series 6 is available in aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium finishes.Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider

The Series 6 also comes in more colors compared to the SE.Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider

The Apple Watch Series 6 is available in silver, space gray, gold, blue, and red, while the SE comes in silver, space gray, and gold. 

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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