Here are the best Apple Watch deals right now

Thinking about picking up a new Apple Watch? It’s never a bad idea to wait until there’s a good deal, and thankfully, those happen with some regularity. The latest model, the Apple Watch Series 6, starts at $399. Despite launching last month, it already has a small price reduction. If that’s a little too expensive, you can drop at least another $120 off the price and buy an Apple Watch SE, which also launched last month.

Of course, the Series 3 is a good choice, too, as it is the most affordable Apple Watch model to date with a starting retail price of $199, but it frequently goes on sale. Regardless of which model you choose, all three models do support watchOS 7.

While I mentioned that Apple Watch deals are a fairly regular occurrence, there will be times where there are no price drops on new models. Though, some sites offer good deals on refurbished models, so we’ll include those when it seems like a smart buy.

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The regular price for the Series 3 model in 38mm sizing with GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity is $199 ($229 for the 42mm), which is a decent deal itself. Outside of any holiday events, you can expect to see it drop in price occasionally by $20 or $30. If you’re patient, we’ve seen it drop to a mere $129 during Black Friday, though that’s an anomaly for a brand-new unit.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 3

  • $169
  • $199
  • 16% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Starting at $199, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the most affordable device and a good entry-level Apple wearable.

Apple Watch SE
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During its “Time Flies” event in September, Apple released two new watches: Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 6. Starting at $279 for a 40mm version or $309 for the 44mm, the Apple Watch SE is a good midrange wearable and shares some features also found on the flagship Series 6 model, such as a built-in accelerometer and hand-washing detection. But it doesn’t have the always-on display found on the Series 5 and Series 6.

Since the Apple Watch SE just launched in September, the wearable has not seen a significant price reduction yet. But there are smaller discounts: the Apple Watch SE’s 44mm size with GPS is down to $300, or if you are looking for the 40mm with cellular support, it is also 3 percent off on Amazon, marking the price down to $320.

Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS)

  • $300
  • $309
  • 3% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Apple’s midrange wearable. Starting at $279, the Apple Watch SE serves as a step up from the Series 3, with similar features and design of the flagship Series 6.

The latest high-end model of the Apple Watch comes in two sizes, 40mm and 44mm, with respective starting costs of $399 and $429. The Apple Watch Series 6 features more sensors than previous models, including a sensor that allows the device to detect the blood oxygen levels in your body.

As with its more affordable sibling, the Apple Watch SE, the Series 6 launched last month and there has not been a ton of discounts on the watch yet. But Amazon does have its lowest prices yet if you are looking for the 40mm size. The base 40mm model is available for $385 or about 4 percent off its regular price.

Apple Watch Series 6

  • $385
  • $399
  • 4% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Apple’s latest flagship wearable features an always-on display and new sensors that provide the ability to monitor your blood oxygen levels.


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