One of the most exciting announcements out of Apple's Time Flies in September last year was the introduction of a new, budget-friendly Watch SE alongside the top-range Watch Series 6.
Keeping in line with Apple's SE-range 'lite' ethos, the Watch SE will offer simplified features while doing away with bonuses like an always-on display.
While Apple hasn't included the Apple Watch as a part of its Back to School Sale, you can find discounts from most major retailers and even heftier discounts if you go refurbished. Plus, with Apple's latest launch event all set for 14 September, and potentially another Apple Watch on the horizon, we might start seeing Apple Watch SE prices drop further.
Here we're looking at the Apple Watch SE pricing, models, and where you can pick one up at the best price – which includes top refurbished offers.
Best Apple Watch SE September 2021 deals
Below, we've rounded up the best deals available right now on the Watch SE, including refurbished options.
1. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + Cellular) - Refurbished
Now: £189 (£160 off)
MusicMagpie is offering a refurbished Apple Watch SE graded "Good" in condition for £209. An additional 10% discount as a part of its Green Leaf event drops the price to just £189, saving you £160 on the RRP.
2. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular)
Now: £309 (£10 off)
3. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS)
Now: £289 (£10 off)
The 44mm mode of Apple Watch SE with GPS has £10 off at Amazon, currently the best price on this model.
4. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + Cellular)
Now: £323.28 (£25.72 off)
Save over £25 on a brand new Watch SE 44mm from Amazon.
5. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) - Refurbished
Now: £219.99 (£49 off)
MusicMagpie has nearly £50 off the Watch SE GPS (40mm) in a refurbished "Good" condition. It's low in stock though, so you'll have to be quick.
6. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular)
From: John Lewis
Now: £309 (£10 off)
Save £10 on the Apple Watch SE 40mm with Cellular at John Lewis, there's also £11 off the 44mm option with cellular. John Lewis is also offering £120 off when you trade in an old Apple Watch, and a free 2-year guarantee.
7. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS) - Refurbished
Now: £264.99 (£34 off)
Save £34 on the Watch SE, graded in a 'Pristine' condition from MusicMagpie.
8. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular) with Unlimited Data
Was: £19.25 per month
Now: £13.32 per month (£5.93 off 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.
How much does the Watch SE cost?
The Watch SE starts at £269/$279/AUD$429 for GPS.
- 40mm - £269/US$279/A$429
- 44mm - £299/$309/AUD$479
For GPS + Cellular, prices start at £269/US$279/AUD$499
- 40mm - £319/US$329/A$499
- 44mm - £349/$359/AUD$549
While these prices make the Watch SE more affordable than the Watch 6, Apple still carries the Watch 3, which starts at £199/US$199/AUD$299 – the cheapest of the series.
Where to buy the Watch SE
You'll find the best places to buy the Watch SE, as well as current pricing and delivery information, in our automatically updated table below.
You can also find the Watch SE from network carriers, including:
US customers can pick up the Watch SE from:
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?