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. 

For the best Watch Series 6 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 separately.

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

From: MusicMagpie

Was: £349

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

From: MusicMagpie

Was: £299

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

Was: £349

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)

From: Amazon

Was: £299

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

Was: £319

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)

From: KRCS

Was: £299

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

From: O2

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

From: EE

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

Apple also offers Apple Watch SE Nike models starting at £269/$279/AUD$429. You may also like to read: Apple Watch SE vs Apple Watch 6.

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.

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

You can also find the Watch SE from network carriers including:

US customers can pick up the Watch SE from Best Buy and Wal-mart. Network carriers that support the Watch SE include Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

Apple Watch SE

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?