Christmas may be in the rear view mirror, but we've now got a whole new year ahead of us, which means plenty of opportunities to pick up a new Apple Watch 6! The great news is we're seeing some incredible discounts, now that most retailers are participating in Winter and January sales. In fact, we're seeing some of the lowest prices yet – some that outdo even Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings!

Thankfully, we're gathering up all the greatest discounts and deals right here.

Right now, we're seeing excellent Watch Series 6 deals across most major retailers – particularly from Amazon which has up to £180 off the 44mm Watch 6 (Cellular)!

The Watch Series 6 launched alongside the budget-friendly Watch SE at Apple's Time Flies special event on Tuesday 15 September 2020. Time really does fly, as a year on Apple has released a new Apple Watch Series 7 – we're looking at all the best Watch 7 January 2022 deals separately, but this article is all about the Watch Series 6. 

The Watch 7 release can only mean good news for Watch 6 deals as discounts are piling up! It also means the market for refurbished Apple Watch Series 6 is likely to increase too as customers trade in their old watches towards the new one.

So without further ado, here are the best Apple Watch 6 deals on right now – whether you're after the GPS or GPS + Cellular model.

We're also keeping up with the best Apple Watch deals across every model right here. We're also monitoring the best Apple deals across the web today.

Best January 2022 Apple Watch Series 6 Deals - Up to £180 off

Amazon has £180 off the 44mm Cellular Watch 6 right now. The discount massively outdoes the £140 saving we saw over Cyber Week and the £100 discount we saw over Black Friday.

There's also £180 off the Silver Milanese Loop option (44mm, GPS, Cellular), in an offer that outdoes the Black Friday £150 discount.

In the US, Walmart has $50 off the Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS).

You can save considerably more if you buy refurbished however. MusicMagpie has up to £40 off wearables as a part of its Winter Sale. Right now, you can get a refurbished stainless steel 44mm cellular option rated "Good" in condition for £264.99. That's a £203 saving on the RRP! MusicMagpie also has £224 off the 40mm cellular Watch 6 in "Good" condition too.

The Apple Refurbished Store also has £110 off a 40mm Cellular option too. As an Apple Certified Refurbished device, you can be sure that it's as close to new you can buy. See our full guide to buying refurbished Apple Watches

We're looking at all the retailers with Watch Series 6 deals below. We're also separately collecting the very best Apple deals here

1. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, GPS + Cellular) - Refurbished "Good"

From: Music Magpie

Was: £509

Now: £244.99  (£264 off)

Music Magpie has a stunning offer on the 44mm Watch 6 (Cellular) with £264 off!

2. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, Cellular) with Silver Milanese Loop

From: Amazon

Was: £749

Now: £562.87  (£185.13 off)

The most expensive Apple Watch 6 model now has a discount that outdoes the £150 Black Friday saving!

3. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, Cellular, Stainless Steel)

From: Amazon

Was: £749

Now: £562.87  (£186.13 off)

Save an incredible £186 off the stainless steel Apple Watch 6 with cellular connectivity. 

4. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, cellular)

From: Amazon

Was: £509

Now: £329  (£180 off)

Save £180 on the 44mm Watch 6 with cellular connectivity from Amazon. It's the lowest price we've seen for this variant.

5. Apple Watch 6 (40mm, Cellular) - Refurbished

From: MusicMagpie

Was: £479

Now: £254.99  (£224 off)

This refurbished Watch Series 6 40mm, in "Good" condition, saves you £224 off the original price thanks to Music Magpie's Winter Sale. MusicMagpie offers a 14-day money-back guarantee and a 12-month warranty. Delivery is free.

If you trade in your old devices, books, or DVD/CDs, you can get even more money off this Apple Watch. 

6. Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm)

From: John Lewis

Was: £379

Now: £279  (£100 off)

It cost £379 when new, so this is a generous saving; bearing in mind that the Series 7 does not represent a huge step forward, making this an excellent at under £300. It's a better deal than the Black Friday price of £289.

7. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, cellular, Stainless Steel) - Refurbished

From: Music Magpie

Was: £699

Now: £389.99  (£309 off)

The Stainless Steel, 44mm cellular Apple Watch 6 is the most premium option you can buy - but not if you buy refurbished from MusicMagpie, where it currently costs less than £400. 

8. Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, Cellular)

From: Amazon

Was: £479

Now: £415.97  (£63 off)

Save £63 on the 40mm Apple Watch 6 with GPS + Cellular connectivity. There's also £180 off the 44mm option.

9. Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm)

From: Walmart

Was: $429

Now: $379  ($50 off)

US shoppers can save $50 on the 44mm Apple Watch 6 with GPS and Cellular from Walmart in its holiday sales. The retailer had $100 off over Cyber Monday, but $50 off is still a welcome saving.

10. Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS) - Renewed

From: Amazon

Was: £379

Now: £301  (£78 off)

Save £78 on the 40mm Watch 6 with GPS from Amazon when you buy renewed.

11. Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, Cellular, refurbished)

From: Apple Refurbished Store

Was: £479

Now: £369  (£110 off)

With the Apple Watch Series 7 now on sale, Apple has begun selling refurbished models of the last-gen but still capable Apple Watch Series 6 via its Refurb Store. Get £110 off the 40mm variant of Series 6 complete with cellular connectivity. 

12. Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm, cellular) with 4GB data

From: EE

Now: £26 per month

EE only has a few of the Apple Watch 6 with Cellular in stock. If you want to reduce your monthly cost for 4GB data, you can opt for the £24 per month deal with a £30 upfront cost. Keep in mind these are paired plans, so you'll need to have a handset on EE to begin with.

13. Apple Watch Series 6

From: Vitality

Now: Included with qualifying health insurance plans  (Free if health target reached)

If you're looking for private health insurance, business health insurance or life insurance, you can now get an Apple Watch 6 with your plan from a £37 deposit. If you hit 160+ Vitality activity points a month, there’s nothing more to pay.

Keep in mind, there's a minimum premium of £45 per month for life insurance on a 36-month term.

How much does the Apple Watch Series 6 cost?

The Watch 6 starts at £379/US$399/AUD$599 for models with GPS:

  • 40mm - £379/US$399/AUD$599
  • 44mm - £409/US$429/AUD$649

For GPS + Cellular connectivity, prices start at £479/US$499/AUD$749:

  • 40mm - £479/US$499/AUD$749
  • 44mm - £509/US$529/AUD$799

Watch 6 Nike editions are also available for £379/US$399/AUD$599. 

Of course, there's the more affordable Watch SE which you can buy from these retailers.

Also see: When is the next Apple Event?

Where to buy the Apple Watch Series 6

Below you can see prices for Watch Series 6 across major retailers. If you buy directly from Apple delivery is free.

Retailer Price Delivery  

Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

In February 2021, Apple also released the Black Unity Aluminum Case with Sport Band limited edition Watch Series 6 in honour of Black History Month in the US. The device features a custom "Black Unity" laser-etched crystal on the back, along with a Pan-African flag inspired sport band.

Apple Watch 6 retailers

Network carriers UK & US

Most network providers are now offering the newer Watch 7 model instead of the Watch 6, leaving the latter out of stock at most places. 

  • EE - out of stock
  • O2 - out of stock (at time of writing)
  • Vodafone - out of stock (at time of writing)
  • Verizon (from $20.83 per month) $100 off with trade-in, $150 off new iPhone with purchase
  • AT&T - out of stock
  • T-Mobile - out of stock

Where to get refurbished deals on Apple Watch 6

Another way to get an excellent deal on the Apple Watch (while being environmentally conscious!) is to buy refurbished. Refurbished products may show some signs of wear in some cases, but are thoroughly tested and repaired to work just like new. The quality of the repair will vary depending on the retailer, so makes sure that anything you buy is backed with a warranty. 

Most refurbished resellers will offer a one-year warranty that offers technical support and repairs should you run into any problems. 

The best place to buy a refurbished Apple Watch is directly from Apple's Refurbished Store, where every product is Apple Certified refurbished. An Apple Certified refurbishment means it's virtually indistinguishable from buying new – except the price is much lower.

Apple promises a one year warranty, free delivery and returns. Each refurbished Apple Watch undergoes full functional testing and a thorough clean and comes with the original OS or a more recent version as well as all the accessories and cables you'd need.

The only downside to the Apple Refurbished Store is you're less likely to find the newest models, like the Series 6. Instead, you might want to go to other retailers like Music Magpie or buy Amazon Renewed, both of which also test and repair pre-owned devices thoroughly to ensure it works like new. Both also offer a one year warranty.

What to expect from the Apple Watch 6

For starters, the new Apple Watch will include a blood oxygen sensor in a bid to help battle Covid-19. The feature should also help manage asthma and heart complications. The oxygen sensor uses LED lights to measure the colour of your blood to understand whether your O2 levels are healthy.

The Watch 6 will also feature new watch faces, and under the hood the smartwatch gets a new 6th generation Apple S6 chip which should be 20% faster than the Watch Series 5. If you want to read more read our Apple Watch 5 vs Apple Watch 6 comparison. 

For more on the Watch Series 6 see our dedicated article. You may also like to read Apple Watch SE vs Apple Watch 6.