One of the most exciting announcements out of Apple's Time Flies in September 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 this Cyber Week and ahead of Christmas. We're separately rounding up the best Apple Cyber Week deals, check it out if you want to save across the whole Apple range. And don't forget, the best Christmas Apple deals are all here too

Best Apple Watch SE Cyber Monday Week 2020 deals

Below, we've rounded up the best deals available right now on the Watch SE. 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.

1. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS)

From: Amazon

Was: £299

Now: £285  (£14 off)

The 44mm mode of Apple Watch SE with GPS has £14 off at Amazon, currently the best price on this model.

2. Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS)

From: KRCS

Was: £299

Now: £293.03  (£5.97 off)

If you miss out on Amazon's £14 off deal, the next best offer is from KRCS which has £6 off the Watch SE GPS.

3. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS)

From: John Lewis

Was: £269

Now: £259  (£10 off)

You'll find a £10 saving on Apple Watch SE models at John Lewis. 

4. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS)

From: Amazon

Was: £269

Now: £264.84  (£4.16 off)

Amazon has just a little over £4 off the Watch SE GPS (40mm).

5. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular)

From: Currys PC World

Was: £319

Now: £309  (£10 off with 3 months of Apple Fitness+)

Amazon also has £10 off the Apple Watch SE with GPS and Cellular and £11 off the 44mm model.

6. Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS + Cellular) with Unlimited Data

From: O2

Was: £19.25 per month

Now: £14.25 per month first 6 months  (£5 off monthly airtime)

O2's knocking off its airtime costs on the Watch SE 40mm, which drops the monthly rate to £14.25 with no upfront costs for unlimited data. See all O2 Watch SE offers here

7. 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.

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 will also offer 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

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Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide

The Watch SE is available directly from Apple. While delivery is free if you order now, the Watch SE will only arrive in early December. There are other retailers worth check out, however for free next day delivery:

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

  • Vodafone - from £15 per month and £29 upfront
  • O2 - unlimited data from £9.50 per month first six months, then £14.50 per month for rest of term, no upfront cost (36-month term)
  • EE - from £22 per month, no upfront cost for unlimited data

US customers can pick up the Watch SE from Best Buy and Wal-mart. Network carriers that will support the Watch 6 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?