Doing the math on Apple Watch 6 vs. SE

I think my next Apple Watch will almost certainly have cellular data on it. I love running in the woods without my phone (using just my watch and AirPods) but could definitely see the benefit of being able to call someone from my phone in an emergency.

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The biggest difference (besides price) between the 6 and SE for me is the always-on screen (and a less powerful chip — S5 vs S6 — though apparently 2x as fast as my current series 3 chip). It makes me nuts that I’m wearing a watch that comes straight out of science fiction but I need to touch it to my nose when my hands are holding something and the screen doesn’t come on when I raise my arm.

But that price difference, man.

The 6, with cellular is $529.

The SE with cellular is $359.

That $170 difference would cover almost a year and half of AT&T cellular data for the SE, so maybe I’d have to touch it to my nose a few times but that seems like a pretty good deal to me. The SE with cellular seems like too good of a deal to pass up.