Best Black Friday Apple Watch SE deals: GPS from $218, carrier deals, more

The Apple Watch SE is official! Apple unveiled the affordable new smartwatch at its September 15 event alongside the Apple Watch Series 6 and you can already get your hands on one at a discount.

In previous years, Apple simply kept around an older Apple Watch model to serve as an affordable option. This year, however, Apple has launched an all-new device to serve that purpose in the Apple Watch SE. It eschews certain higher-end features of the Series 6 in favor of keeping the price low, while still packing plenty of advanced tech so you don’t feel like you have a several years old device strapped to your wrist.

That being said, Apple is keeping the Apple Watch Series 3 in production as an entry-level device for those just getting started with their first wearable or wanting the absolute cheapest option.

Though the Apple Watch SE sits in between the Series 3 and the new Series 6 in the product lineup, it actually looks a lot more like the top-end device. It comes in the same 40mm and 44mm sizes as well as GPS and GPS + Cellular configurations. Internally, it is also similar in terms of specifications to 2019’s Series 5 with its S5 system-in-package, though it lacks some of the improvements that the Series 6 includes like the faster processor, always-on altimeter, new case finishes, ECG, and blood oxygen sensor.

Since the Apple Watch SE was only recently announced, discounts aren’t huge. That being said, Black Friday sale is just around the corner so we’ll hopefully see some bigger discounts. We’re tracking all of the best Apple Black Friday deals so you’ll be the first to know of any savings.

Best Cheap Apple Watch SE Deals

The Apple Watch Series SE is a new release, so there aren’t many deals to choose from just yet since most retailers are only just beginning to sell the device at all. We’ve listed the best places to buy the Apple Watch SE below if you want to get one as soon as possible. We’ll be adding more retailers, as well as any price drops, deals, or promos, as they become available so be sure to check back regularly.

Apple Watch SE | From $259 at Amazon

You can order the Apple Watch SE at Amazon with some models seeing a $20 discount. Various case finishes and band styles are available with speedy shipping time frames. There’s also $20 off GPS + Cellular models.

From $259 at Amazon

Apple Watch SE | From $218.49 at Target

The Apple Watch SE is also available at Target in the style of your preference. Better yet, it’s down to $229.99 there with an extra 5% off for RedCard holders. That drops it down to just $218.

From $218.49 at Target

Apple Watch SE | From $279 at Apple

You can grab the Apple Watch SE directly from Apple, of course, though you won’t get a direct discount there. However, ordering at Apple lets you use Apple Watch Studio to choose your preferred case and band combination and you can even pay in installments with your Apple Card.

From $279 at Apple

Apple Watch SE | From $259 at Walmart

Walmart is listing the Apple Watch SE with 2-day delivery is available on most models listed there with some being available next day. Select models are discounted by $20 there.

From $259 at Walmart

Apple Watch SE | From $269 at Best Buy

Best Buy also has the Apple Watch SE available to order with a $10 discount across the board and you even get six months of free Apple’s upcoming Fitness+ service with your purchase in a Best Buy exclusive offer. Supply appears to be plentiful online, though you might want to check the stock at your nearest store to get it sooner.

From $269 at Best Buy

Apple Watch SE | From $269 at B&H

B&H has the Apple Watch SE available in various styles with some models being discounted by $10. You can save on the sales tax if you use B&H’s Payboo credit card.

From $269 at B&H

Apple Watch SE | Up to $200 off at Verizon

You can get yourself a cellular Apple Watch SE via Verizon with $100 off when you trade in an eligible watch. Better yet, if you buy one with an iPhone you get an extra $100 off.

Up to $200 off at Verizon

Apple Watch SE | From $11 per month at AT&T

Place your order for cellular Apple Watch SE models via AT&T from just $11 per month. It’s not a deal per see, but it helps spread the cost.

From $11 per month at AT&T

Learn more about the Apple Watch SE

Not sure which Apple Watch is the right device for you? Take a look at our Apple Watch SE coverage for all you need to know about the new model. If it’s not the right watch for you, take a look at our list of the best Apple Watch deals for more great offers on all Apple Watch models.

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