Thinking about picking up a new Apple Watch? Its never a bad idea to wait until theres a good deal, and thankfully, those happen with some regularity. There are currently three models to choose from.
The latest model, and the highest end, is the Apple Watch Series 6 with GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity, which starts at $399. If thats a little too expensive, you can drop at least another $120 off the price by buying an Apple Watch SE, which also launched this fall. The three-year-old Series 3 is the most affordable Apple Watch model to date. It has a starting retail price of $199, but it frequently goes on sale.
Regardless of which model you choose, all three models support watchOS 7. If youre looking for something to last a few years, though, its probably worth looking at the Watch SE, as its not clear how much longer Apple will deliver software updates to the Series 3.
While deals are a fairly regular occurrence, there will be times where there are no price drops on new models. But for those times, we also include some deals on refurbished models.
The regular price for the 38mm Series 3 is $199 ($229 for the 42mm), which is a decent deal. Its a great entry-level Apple Watch if you are looking for a smartwatch with reliable battery life and dont want to burn a massive hole in your wallet.
Currently, the 38mm Series 3 is $169 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, which knocks $30 off its usual price of $199. If you are looking for the Series 3 in 42mm, Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart have knocked $30 off its price, bringing it down to $199.
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 doesnt have the always-on display found on the Series 5 and Series 6.
The 44mm with GPS is also on sale at several retailers right now as well. The lowest you can get this model is $250 at Amazon; Walmart also has this model on sale for $250, but you to buy the black sport band model to get this discount. Or you can buy it at Target for $280 or $299 at Best Buy.
If you are looking for the GPS and cellular configuration, Best Buy has a 40mm size for $319. Usually, this model costs $360. If you are looking for the 44mm size (plus cellular), Target has the model in space gray for $330 (usually $359), or you can buy this model at Amazon for as low as $330 if you buy it in black or $340 in the other colors. Best Buy also has discounted this model, bringing the price down to $349.
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 your body's blood oxygen levels.