Want an Apple Watch but don't want to pay for it. There are various ways you can actually get an Apple Watch on your wrist without having to buy one.

If you are disappointed that the deals aren't the newest Apple Watch models you might consider Trading the Apple Watch at Apple to get money off a newer Apple Watch. Read How Apple trade in works and saves you money.

If you don't mind paying for your Apple Watch you might want to check out our Best Apple Watch Deals round up, which will show you where you can get an Apple Watch for less.

Get a free Apple Watch 3 at MobilePhonesDirect

MobilePhonesDirect will bundle a Space Grey, 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 with various mobile phone deals, including a number of iPhones.

You can get the following:

  • 38mm Apple Watch Series 3: free with a iPhone 12 contract that costs £55 a month (plus £59.99 upfront). You'll also get three months of Apple TV+. Get the deal here.
  • 38mm Apple Watch Series 3: free with a iPhone 12 mini contract that costs £49 a month (with nothing to pay upfront). You'll also get three months of Apple TV+. Get the deal here.
  • 38mm Apple Watch Series 3: free with a iPhone 11 contract that costs £48 a month (with nothing to pay upfront). You'll also get three months of Apple TV+. Get the deal here. 
  • 38mm Apple Watch Series 3: free with a iPhone SE contract that costs £39 a month (with nothing to pay upfront). You'll also get three months of Apple TV+. Get the deal here. 
  • 38mm Apple Watch Series 3: free with a iPhone XR contract that costs £45 a month (with nothing to pay upfront). You'll also get three months of Apple TV+. Get the deal here. 

Get a free Apple Watch 3 at Virgin Media

Virgin Media is also bundling the Space Grey, 38mm Apple Watch Series 3 with various iPhones.

Virgin Media has the following deals:

  • 38mm Apple Watch Series 3: free with a iPhone 12 contract that costs from £35 a month (with no upfront costs). You'll also get three months of Apple Fitness+. Get the deal here.  
  • 38mm Apple Watch Series 3: free with a iPhone 11 contract that costs from £32 a month (with no upfront costs). You'll also get three months of Apple Fitness+. Get the deal here. 
  • 38mm Apple Watch Series 3: free with a iPhone 11 contract that costs from £34 a month (with no upfront costs). With this deal you also get free AirPods and three months of Apple Fitness+. Get the deal here.
  • 38mm Apple Watch Series 3: free with a iPhone SE contract that costs from £27 a month (with no upfront costs). You'll also get three months of Apple Fitness+. Get the deal here.

Get a free Apple Watch 7 or SE with Vitality

If you sign up with Vitality for health insurance or life insurance you can get an Apple Watch 7 as an 'Active Reward'.

To qualify you will need to have one of Vitality's health plans or life insurance policies. You'll also need to pay an upfront fee. Details here.

Apple Watch 6

(Currently the website is showing Watch 6, but we expect this will be updated when the Watch 7 is on sale).

  • 40mm GPS with a £37 upfront fee
  • 4mm GPS with a £67 upfront fee
  • 40mm GPS + Cellular with a £137 upfront fee
  • 44mm GPS + Cellular with a £167 upfront fee

Apple Watch SE

  • 40mm GPS with a £17 upfront fee
  • 44mm GPS with a £47 upfront fee
  • 40mm GPS + Cellular with a £67 upfront fee
  • 44mm GPS + Cellular with a £97 upfront fee

Buy one Apple Watch get money off the second with AT&T

If you are based in the US you can take advantage of this AT&T deal.

The AT&T deal means you can buy one Apple Watch and get $200 off the second. If you purchase two Apple Watches from AT&T you will get up to $200 in credit towards the second eligible Apple Watch.

Here are the details for that AT&T deal.