If you want to pick up the Apple Watch SE in time for Christmas and save while you're at it, you've come to the right place. We're looking at all the best deals on Apple's most affordable Watch this holiday season. Currently, you'll find discounts on new, refurbished, and LTE models on contract.
Apple announced the Watch SE at its Time Flies event in September 2020, introducing the first-ever budget-friendly Apple Watch alongside the top-range Watch Series 6.
Keeping in line with Apple's SE-range 'lite' ethos, the Watch SE offer simplified features while doing away with bonuses like an always-on display. Wondering whether to buy the SE or the Apple Watch 3? Read: Apple Watch SE and Series 3.
It's been over a year since the Watch SE launched, so there are plenty of discounts around.
In fact, with the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7, Apple has also reduced the starting price of the Watch SE by £20 in the UK. Check out the best Apple Watch 7 deals here.
Here we're looking at the Apple Watch SE pricing, models, and where you can pick one up at the best price this Black Friday/Cyber Monday period.
Keep in mind, with the release of the Watch Series 7 (see the best Watch 7 deals for Christmas) Watch Series 6 prices are also dropping. For the best Watch Series 6 Christmas/Holiday deals go here, and if you want to see which models are now discounted due to the new releases, we're also monitoring the best Apple Watch deals for Christmas separately.
We're constantly tracking the best Christmas Apple deals and holiday sales as well, if you want to see deals across the range.
Best Apple Watch SE deals - Christmas and holiday offers
Normally the standard Apple Watch SE 40mm costs £249/US$279/A$429, while the 44mm version costs £279/$309/A$479.
Similarly, the GPS + Cellular option costs £299/US$329/A$499 (40mm) or £329/$359/A$549 (44mm).
- Amazon has a 44mm Cellular version for £319 (£10 off the RRP). Get the deal here.
- KRCS has the 40mm Apple Watch SE for £244.02, which is £5 off. Get the deal here.
Below, we've rounded up the best deals available right now on the Watch SE, including refurbished options. At MusicMagpie you can save 10% on the Watch SE when you use the code MISTLETOE10 at checkout.
Check out more deals below:
1. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular)
Now: £289 (£10 off)
Amazon has £30 off the 40mm Apple Watch SE with GPS and Cellular compared to the original price.
2. Apple iPhone 12 with Watch SE (GPS, 40mm)
From: Mobile Phones Direct
Now: £79.99 upfront, £55 per month (60GB)
This bundle from Mobile Phones Direct includes a 40mm Watch SE (GPS) and 60GB of data. You also get free next day delivery.
3. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + Cellular)
Now: £301.37 (£47 off)
The Apple Watch SE may not have all the bells and whistles of the Series 7, but at £301 with a 44mm case and cellular connectivity, it's a tempting buy.
4. Apple Watch SE (GPS, 40mm) + Nike Band
Now: £249 (£20 off)
Currys is matching Apple's new reduced price of £249 for this variant of the Watch SE 40mm, but you also get up to 5 months of Apple Music, Arcade and News+ bundled in for free.
5. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + Cellular) - Refurbished
Now: £193.50 (£135.50 off)
MusicMagpie is offering a refurbished Apple Watch SE graded "Good" in condition for £193.50. That's a £135.50 discount from Apple's reduced price!
6. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) - Refurbished
Now: £211.50 (£37 off)
MusicMagpie has £30 off the Watch SE GPS (40mm) in a "Very Good" condition – that's £57 off the original price of this model.
It's low in stock though, so you'll have to be quick.
7. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + Cellular) - Refurbished
Now: £274.50 (£54 off)
Save on a refurbished Watch SE (44mm, GPS + Cellular), graded in a 'Pristine' condition from MusicMagpie.
8. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular) with Unlimited Data
Now: £14.50 per month
O2's unlimited plan beats EE's (below) monthly price, with unlimited data over 36 months at under £15. See all O2 Watch SE offers here
9. Apple Watch SE 40mm (GPS + Cellular) for Unlimited Data
Now: £20 per month, £20 upfront
If you're already on EE, you can get unlimited data on your Apple Watch SE if you pair your plan with your phone contract. The term is for 24 months.
Where to buy the Watch SE this Christmas
You can also find the Watch SE from network carriers, including:
US customers can pick up the Watch SE from:
How much does the Watch SE cost?
The Watch SE started at £269/$279/AUD$429 for GPS, but the price has dropped to £249 in the UK thanks to the launch of the Apple Watch Series 7.
- 40mm - Original Prices: £269/US$279/A$429 | Current prices: £249/US$279/A$429
- 44mm - Original Prices: £299/$309/A$479 | Current prices: £279/$309/A$479
Similarly, the GPS + Cellular option in the UK also gets a £20 price drop. Here are the original and current prices:
- 40mm - Original Prices: £319/US$329/A$499 | Current prices: £299//US$329/A$499
- 44mm - Original Prices: £349/$359/A$549 | Current prices: £329/$359/A$549
While these prices make the Watch SE more affordable than the Watch 6, Apple still carries the Watch 3, which now starts at £179/US$199/AUD$299 – the cheapest of the series.
What features does the Watch SE have?
The Watch SE offers many of the features available on the more premium models including fall detection, sleep tracking, and handwashing detection. It also shares the accelerometer, gyroscope, an always-on altimeter with the Watch 6, along with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
What the SE doesn't have compared to more expensive options is the always-on display, Blood Oxygen sensor and ECG. If you want to know everything there is know about the new Watch SE see our dedicated article.
Apple has also left the power adapter out of the box for the Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE. Read: Which plug do I need for my Apple Watch?