The best Apple Watch deals as of Jan. 4

UPDATE: Jan. 4, 2023, 5:40 p.m. EST We've updated this post to reflect the most recent pricing and availability on Apple Watches. BEST NEW GEN DEAL: The Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS) is the best Apple smartwatch for most people — $369 $399 at Amazon and Walmart (save $30)BEST BUDGET PICK: The Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) offers the basic Apple Watch experience at an affordable price point — $239.99 $249 at Amazon (save $9.01)It's been over seven years since the first generation Apple Watch began to grace people's wrists. In that time, the Apple wearable has evolved in size and power, and naturally because it's Apple, price. If you're into the idea of having a fitness tracker, an extension of your phone, and all the world's conveniences (or, at least a few more than you're used to) wrapped around your wrist, but aren't into shelling out the max amount of cash, you've come to the right place. Every week, we'll keep a watch out (too much?) and update this post with the best Apple Watch deals from across the internet. Apple Watch Series 8 deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Our pick: Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS) (opens in a new tab) $369 at Amazon and Walmart (save $30) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itIf you're considering whether to upgrade from a Series 7, you won't find that many new features in Apple's latest smartwatch. However, for folks with older gens on their wrist, the Series 8 gives you more health sensors, crash detection, and the most future-proofed version of a standard-issue Apple Watch. More Apple Watch Series 8 dealsApple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS) — $369 $399 at Walmart (save $20)Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS + cellular) — $469 $499 at Amazon (save $30)Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS + cellular) — $469 $499 at Walmart (save $30)Apple Watch Series 8 (45mm, GPS + cellular) — $499 $529 at Amazon (save $30)Apple Watch Series 8 (45mm, GPS + cellular) — $499 $529 at Walmart (save $30)Apple Watch Series 7 dealsNone this week, but check back for future updates.Apple Watch SE deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Our pick: 2022 Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) (opens in a new tab) $239.99 at Amazon (save $9.01) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itIf you don't picture yourself checking your blood oxygen levels or heart rate regularly, chances are you can opt for the more basic (and more affordable) Apple Watch experience via the second-gen SE. This watch comes equipped with an S8 chip (that makes this SE 20% faster than its first-gen predecessor), crash detection features, and slight design upgrades on the case. Plus, it's over $100 cheaper than the Series 8. More Apple Watch SE dealsSecond GenApple Watch SE (44mm, GPS) — $269.99 $279 at Amazon (save $9.01)Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + cellular) — $289.99 $299 at Amazon (save $9.01)Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + cellular) — $319.98 $329 at Amazon (save $9.02) First GenApple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) — $199 $249 at Walmart (save $50) Apple Watch Ultra deals Opens in a new tab Credit: Apple Apple Watch Ultra (49mm, GPS + cellular) (opens in a new tab) $779.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (save $19.01) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like it We wouldn't recommend this watch for everyone, but if you're looking for a watch for the hardcore outdoor adventurer in your life, the Ultra is it. Its hefty price tag reflects an array of top-of-the-line features including the largest watch face Apple's ever made, built-in cellular, 36 hours of battery life, a titanium case, 100m water resistance, and a host of advanced fitness metrics.

The best Apple Watch deals as of Jan. 4

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UPDATE: Jan. 4, 2023, 5:40 p.m. EST We've updated this post to reflect the most recent pricing and availability on Apple Watches.


It's been over seven years since the first generation Apple Watch began to grace people's wrists. In that time, the Apple wearable has evolved in size and power, and naturally because it's Apple, price. If you're into the idea of having a fitness tracker, an extension of your phone, and all the world's conveniences (or, at least a few more than you're used to) wrapped around your wrist, but aren't into shelling out the max amount of cash, you've come to the right place. Every week, we'll keep a watch out (too much?) and update this post with the best Apple Watch deals from across the internet.

Apple Watch Series 8 deals

Why we like it

If you're considering whether to upgrade from a Series 7, you won't find that many new features in Apple's latest smartwatch. However, for folks with older gens on their wrist, the Series 8 gives you more health sensors, crash detection, and the most future-proofed version of a standard-issue Apple Watch.

More Apple Watch Series 8 deals

Apple Watch Series 7 deals

None this week, but check back for future updates.

Apple Watch SE deals

Why we like it

If you don't picture yourself checking your blood oxygen levels or heart rate regularly, chances are you can opt for the more basic (and more affordable) Apple Watch experience via the second-gen SE. This watch comes equipped with an S8 chip (that makes this SE 20% faster than its first-gen predecessor), crash detection features, and slight design upgrades on the case. Plus, it's over $100 cheaper than the Series 8.

More Apple Watch SE deals

Second Gen

First Gen

Apple Watch Ultra deals

Why we like it

We wouldn't recommend this watch for everyone, but if you're looking for a watch for the hardcore outdoor adventurer in your life, the Ultra is it. Its hefty price tag reflects an array of top-of-the-line features including the largest watch face Apple's ever made, built-in cellular, 36 hours of battery life, a titanium case, 100m water resistance, and a host of advanced fitness metrics.