Best Apple Watch deals and sales for January 2023

Apple Watch Series 7 and SE

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Apple fans in search of the best Apple Watch deals have come to the right place. The shopping experts here at BGR Deals have scoured the internet in search of the best prices on the latest Apple Watch models. You can save big on the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and even the entry-level Apple Watch SE.

Apple never offers any Apple Watch sales in its own store. Thankfully, we’ve found all the best deals from top retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and more!

To kick things off, the Apple Watch SE 2 is on sale starting at $239.99. That’s only a $10 discount, but it’s still the lowest price of the year so far for the second-gen Apple Watch SE model. You can also save $20 instead of $10 if you opt for the larger 44mm Apple Watch SE 2 instead of the 40mm model.

Or, if you want a big upgrade, the Apple Watch Series 8 has discounts going up to $50 off, depending on which model you select.

Apple announced new Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE models this past September. The new Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE were then released on September 16.

Considering how new these models are, it’s pretty crazy that they’re on sale with such impressive discounts right now. But there’s something even more surprising: The Apple Watch Ultra is on sale with a $50 discount that drops it to the lowest price of the year so far.

Apple’s new Ultra model was sold out for about two months following its release. It’s still in high demand, which is why it’s so unexpected that you can get one at a discount. In fact, Amazon’s current Apple Watch Ultra deal matches the price we saw during Black Friday.

In this roundup, we’re going to tell you about those Apple Watch deals and more. Plus, BGR will explain all of the best Apple Watch features that make these smartwatches so appealing.

Apple Watch Series 8 deals

Apple Watch Series 8 dealsImage source: Jonathan Geller, BGR

Following a few sellouts during Black Friday in November, the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE 2 are both now available to ship immediately.

The new Apple Watch Series 8 comes with new features such as crash detection and body temperature monitoring.

Plus, there’s even an Apple Watch Ultra specifically for athletes and adventure-seekers. It’s the most durable and rugged Apple Watch ever, and it also has the biggest screen of any Apple Watch so far at 49mm.

You can read our Apple Watch Series 8 review for more info on this awesome new model. What’s more, Amazon is now offering the first-ever deals on the Apple Watch Series 8 right now!

Apple Watch Series 8 [GPS + Cellular 41mm] Smart Watch w/ Midnight Aluminum Case with Midnight… Apple Watch Series 8 [GPS + Cellular 41mm] Smart Watch w/ Midnight Aluminum Case with Midnight… $499.00 $449.00 Save up to 10% Available on Amazon

As you can see, Amazon is the only site right now that’s offering discounts on Apple’s newest Watch models.

If you would like more Apple Watch deals, there are several Apple Watch Series 8 SKUs that are on sale. Amazon is offering up to $50 off, which is pretty crazy, considering the Series 8 was just released a few months ago! That new model also includes body temperature sensors.

Also, the entry-level Apple Watch Series 8 is on sale right now with a $50 discount in some colorways. These entry-level GPS models keep selling out though, so you’ll need to check back if you miss them today.

Apple Watch Series 8 [GPS 41mm] Smart Watch w/ (Product) RED Aluminum Case with (Product) RED S… Apple Watch Series 8 [GPS 41mm] Smart Watch w/ (Product) RED Aluminum Case with (Product) RED S… $399.00 $349.00 Save up to 13% Available on Amazon

Apple Watch SE on sale

Apple Watch SEImage source: Christian de Looper for BGR

You’ll also find a few discounts on the Apple Watch SE 2 right now, but the current deals aren’t quite as impressive. Most models that currently have discounts are only between $10 and $30 off.

The good news, however, is that both the 40mm model and the 44mm model are on sale. That means no matter what size you’re looking for, you should be able to find at least one SKU that has a discount right now, even if it’s only $10 off.

You can read our Apple Watch SE 2 review here. 




Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen


Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen

$259.00


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The only thing to note is that some SE 2 models are beginning to sell out. Moreover, it’s unclear if these discounts will still be available when they’re back in stock. Some colors have been out of stock for a while, so you won’t see many updates on those soon. Plus, these discounts change from retailer to retailer. Amazon’s discounts are gone but Best Buy has sales going right now.

Apple Watch Ultra: In stock and on sale

New Apple Watch Ultra dealsImage source: Apple Inc.

Believe it or not, you can actually get Apple’s new flagship Watch model. That’s right… the Apple Watch Ultra is in stock in multiple colors!

Check out just about any retailer, and you’ll see that the Apple Watch Ultra costs $799. It doesn’t matter if you buy it directly from Apple or from a big store like Walmart. In either case, you’re going to pay $799 plus tax.

But if you head over to Amazon right now, you can save some cash.

Amazon is currently selling the Apple Watch Ultra with discounts of $50 across different colors and styles. That means now is a great time to get Apple’s most impressive smartwatch ever.

Apple Watch Ultra [GPS + Cellular 49mm] Smart Watch w/Rugged Titanium Case & Orange Alpine Loop… Apple Watch Ultra [GPS + Cellular 49mm] Smart Watch w/Rugged Titanium Case & Orange Alpine Loop… $799.00 $749.00 Save up to 6% Available on Amazon

The hot new Apple Watch Ultra was first released on September 23, 2022, and it’s been back-ordered ever since. But at the time of this writing, there are actually same-day Apple Watch Ultra deliveries available from Amazon. That means you can get your new flagship Watch immediately instead of waiting weeks!

If you order from Apple, on the other hand, you’ll have to wait at least a few weeks for delivery

Here are the best Apple Watch Series 7 deals

Apple Watch Deals Christmas 2021Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR

The Apple Watch Series 7 models have deep discounts on Amazon and from other retailers this month.

We know what you’re thinking… Apple recently released the new Apple Watch Series 8, so why buy an old model?

The answer is pretty simple: the new Series 8 isn’t necessarily a big upgrade. It has the same design, the same specs, the same processor, and the same features other than the addition of a body temperature sensor that only works when you’re sleeping.

Do you really want to spend all that extra money on a body temperature sensor?

Compared to earlier models, the Series 7 features a refreshed design with a larger display that almost reaches the edges of the watch face. It’s the same as the new Apple Watch Series 8. The old Apple Watch can also run watchOS 9, the brand new operating system that’s now available on the Series 8.

The Series 7 model also has impressive specs, of course. In fact, there really isn’t anything new on the Series 8 that makes it a big upgrade.

Of note, multiple colorways are now on sale with price cuts, but some have already sold out. Best Buy is hosting some great deals right now.




Apple Watch Series 7


Apple Watch Series 7

$224.99


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You can also read our Apple Watch Series 7 review here if you’re deciding what model is better for you.

Since this matches the Apple Watch Series 7 all-time low price, there’s no way these deals will be around for long. Hurry up and save while you still can.

Some models have already sold out, however.

Apple Watch Series 8 [GPS + Cellular 41mm] Smart Watch w/ Midnight Aluminum Case with Midnight… Apple Watch Series 8 [GPS + Cellular 41mm] Smart Watch w/ Midnight Aluminum Case with Midnight… $499.00 $449.00 Save up to 10% Available on Amazon

FAQ

Do you need a data plan for Apple Watch 8?

Apple Watch with cellular offers LTE connectivity so you don’t need your phone to make or receive calls or send messages. Apple also sells Apple Watch without cellular for a less expensive price.

How much does the Apple Watch Series 8 cost?

Apple Watch Series 8 normally starts at $399 for the smaller 41mm version. The 45mm model retails starting at $429. If you’re looking for Apple Watch with cellular, those models start at $499 and $529, respectively, for the 41mm and 45mm models.
Needless to say, all of these different models are on sale right now with deep discounts.

Is the Apple Watch Series 8 waterproof?

Yes, for all intents and purposes. Apple Watch Series 8 is water-resistant with a WR50 rating. That offers up protection up to 50 meters in water. That means you can go swimming with the Apple Watch in a pool.
Apple Watch is also rated IP6X, which means it is dust-tight against dust particles.

When did the Apple Watch Series 8 come out?

Apple Watch Series 8 was first released on September 16, 2022. Meanwhile, the original first-generation Apple Watch was released on April 24, 2015, after Apple unveiled it earlier that month.
Apple has released at least one new Apple Watch model each year since then, with the exception being 2020. That year, Apple released the entry-level Apple Watch SE on September 18, 2020, in addition to the Apple Watch Series 6.

Can you buy Apple Watch 8 in stores?

If you’re in the US, Apple Watch is available at all Apple retail stores, and also retailers such as Best Buy, Amazon, and more. You can also find LTE and cellular models at carrier stores like AT&T and Verizon

Which Apple Watch does EKG and heart rate?

Since Apple Watch Series 4, the Apple Watch has offered the EKG feature. All Apple Watch models also offer heart rate monitoring and notifications. To use the EKG or ECG electrocardiogram functionality, your iPhone should be running the latest version of iOS.