Here are the best Apple Watch deals right now

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Thinking about picking up a new Apple Watch? It might be tempting to order one of the Series 7 models, but new hardware always comes at a premium. And while Apple’s latest wearable offers a slightly larger display and some improvements to durability, it is largely the same Apple Watch we’re familiar with.

Thankfully, each Apple Watch model offers ample functionality and has seen its fair share of discounts over the last year. So which ones should you consider if you’re in the market for Apple’s popular smartwatch while trying to shop smarter?

There are currently four Apple Watch models to choose from, all of which support watchOS 8. The highest-end is the Apple Watch Series 7, which starts at $399. The last-gen model, the Series 6, has received a modest discount at some retailers since its release but is still usually found starting at $399 as well, at least when it’s available. If either of those models seems too expensive, however, you can save about $120 by opting for an Apple Watch SE, which will set you back $279.

Finally, there’s the aging Series 3, the most affordable Apple Watch to date. It has a starting retail price of $199, but it frequently goes on sale. However, if you want something more future-proof, you may want to consider Apple’s newer watches, as it’s not clear how much longer Apple will issue software updates to the Series 3 beyond watchOS 8. Regardless of which model you prefer, we’ve rounded up the best Apple Watch deals below.

Highlights across the range

Model Size Colors List Price Sale Price Retailers
Model Size Colors List Price Sale Price Retailers
Apple Watch SE 40mm, GPS Multiple $279 $249 Amazon Best Buy Walmart Target
Apple Watch SE 40mm, LTE Multiple $329 $299 Amazon Walmart Best Buy
Apple Watch SE 44mm, GPS Multiple $309 $279 Amazon Walmart
Apple Watch Series 7 41mm, GPS Multiple $399 $349 Amazon Walmart Target
Apple Watch Series 7 41mm, LTE Multiple $499 $449 Amazon Walmart
Apple Watch Series 7 45mm, GPS Multiple $429 $379 Amazon Walmart
Apple Watch Series 7 45mm, LTE Multiple $529 $479 Amazon

The regular price for the 38mm Series 3 is $199. It’s a decent entry-level Apple Watch if you are looking for a smartwatch with reliable battery life and solid build quality — especially if the SE, Series 6, and Series 7 seem out of your price range — but it’s also not one we would recommend picking up at this point. The design is aging, the processor is slower, and its paltry 8GB of internal storage hampers some of the more recent features introduced to the Apple Watch, like the ability to store music and podcasts for offline listening.

If you still want to go this route, Walmart is discounting the 38mm, GPS-enabled Series 3 by $30, bringing the price down to around $169, as are Best Buy and Target. If you prefer the bigger, 42mm configuration with GPS, it’s also on sale in white and black at Walmart for $199 instead of $229. Target and Best Buy are selling the 42mm model for $199 as well, however, it’s currently only available in the black configuration.

Starting at $279 for a 40mm version or $309 for the 44mm, the Apple Watch SE is a good midrange wearable that shares some features found on the like-minded Series 6 and Series 7, including a built-in accelerometer and hand-washing detection. However, it doesn’t have the always-on display found on Apple’s latest flagships, nor does it feature blood oxygen monitoring.

We’ve previously seen the base model of the Apple Watch SE go on sale for as low as $219. At the moment, however, the 40mm, GPS-equipped configuration is only available for around $249 ($30 off) at Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. Right now, you can pick up the discounted model with a silver case and a blue Sport Band (Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target), a gold case and a white Sport Band (Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target), a gold case with a pink Sport Band (Best Buy), or a gray case with a black Sport Band (Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy).

If you’re keen on the cellular model, Amazon is selling the 40mm, LTE version in space gray and gold with various Sport Bands for $299 instead of $329, while Walmart has the silver and gray model for the same price. Best Buy, additionally, is offering the same deal in several colorways — including gold, pink, silver, and gray — with various Sport Bands.

If you have a larger wrist, all of the aforementioned retailers are discounting the 44mm, GPS-equipped models, with Walmart selling the gold, black, and silver models with different Sport Bands for $279. Amazon, meanwhile, is selling the silver and gray models for the same price, and you can buy the white version with a silver case from Target. The latter retailer is offering the same discount on the gold model, too, as is Best Buy, where you can pick up the black model or one with a silver case and blue Sport Band for the same price.

For those hoping to snag the 44mm model with LTE, Amazon is selling most variants for around $329 ($30 off), while Walmart has the gray, silver, and gold models for the same price. You can also buy the larger cellular model in gray, gold, and silver with various Sport Bands from Best Buy for $329.

While it’s no longer officially a part of Apple’s wearable lineup, you can still buy the Apple Watch Series 6 at several retailers. The Apple Watch comes in two sizes, 40mm and 44mm, which start at $399 and $429, respectively. The Series 6 features built-in sleep tracking, a great ecosystem of third-party complications, and more sensors than previous models, including one that allows the device to detect your body’s blood oxygen levels.

Deals often come and go quickly on the Series 6. Right now, Walmart is selling the 41mm, GPS-enabled model in red for $299 instead of $399. Amazon is also selling the 44mm, GPS-enabled model in silver for $379, while Walmart and Target are offering the red (Walmart, Target), white (Walmart), and black version (Walmart) for the same price. However, given that the Series 7 is on sale for around the same price — the 45mm, GPS-enabled Series 7 is also on sale right now at Amazon for $379 — we suggest picking up that model instead.

With a slightly altered design and larger display, the new Series 7 comes in either a 41mm configuration starting at $399 or a 45mm model starting at $429. Right now, you can pick up the 41mm, GPS-equipped model for $349 at Amazon in green, blue, red, white, and black with various Sport Bands. Walmart and Target are also selling the blue (Walmart, Target), green (Walmart, Target), black (Walmart, Target), red (Walmart), and white (Target) models for the same price. If you prefer the 41mm, cellular version, Amazon is selling it in green, red, blue, white, and black for $449 ($50 off), one of its best prices to date. Walmart is also offering the same discount on the blue, green, black, red, and white models.

If you prefer the larger, 45mm variant with GPS, it’s currently available in black (Amazon, Walmart) blue (Amazon, Walmart), red (Amazon, Walmart), white (Amazon), and green (Amazon, Walmart) for $379 instead of $429. Amazon is also selling the 45mm model with LTE for around $479 instead of $529 — its lowest price to date — in red, green, black, and white.

A note on the more premium models

While all of the Apple Watch models and colorways covered here are encased in aluminum, Apple does make a more premium range built out of stainless steel and titanium. These offerings have similar designs to their aluminum counterparts, with slightly refined colors and finishings — polished for the stainless steel, brushed for the titanium. However, they start at much steeper prices of $749 and above, and they are functionally the same, save for some exclusive digital watch faces Apple reserves for these premium models.

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