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.
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 March 2021 deals
Below, we've rounded up the best deals available right now on the Watch SE.
1. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + Cellular) - Refurbished
Now: £289.99 (£59 off)
MusicMagpie is offering a refurbished Apple Watch SE graded "Very Good" in condition for around £290 if you include the £30 Spring Sale discount. This saves you £59 off the RRP.
2. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS) - Refurbished
Now: £264.99 (£34 off)
Here's another excellent deal on the Watch SE with £34 off the RRP if you include the £20 Spring Sale discount.
3. Apple Watch SE Nike+ Edition (44mm, GPS + Cellular)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £329 (£20 off)
The 44mm Watch SE with GPS and Cellular has £20 off from Currys PC World – one of the best around right now.
The 44mm standard edition also has £10 off from Currys PC World on eBay.
4. 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.
5. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular)
From: John Lewis
Now: £309 (£10 off with 3 months of Apple Fitness+)
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, plus 3 months of Apple Fitness+ for free.
6. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS)
Now: £293.03 (£5.97 off)
If you miss out on Amazon's £10 off deal, the next best offer is from KRCS which has about £6 off the Watch SE GPS 44mm.
7. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular) with Unlimited Data
Was: £19.25 per month
Now: £14.50 per month (£171 off over 36 months)
O2's unlimited plan beats EE's for those who don't already have an Apple Watch to trade in at £19.25 per month. EE's equivalent plan costs £22 per month – unless you trade in a Watch 4 or Watch 5 and have a mobile contract with EE. This drops the rate to £18 per month. See all O2 Watch SE offers here
8. Apple Watch SE 40mm (GPS + Cellular) for Unlimited Data
Now: From £18 per month (no upfront cost with trade-in)
Save £100 on the upfront cost when you trade in a fully working Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, or Apple Watch Series 5 with EE. Don't have a Watch to trade in? You can still get this deal with no upfront costs, but at £22 per month instead.
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:
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?