The best Apple Watch deals of March 2023
There's no wearable on the market that quite lives up to the Apple Watch. It's not the best fitness tracker, but it's the best smartwatch — and it does everything else (including fitness!) so well that nothing else comes close. The only downside? The price. That's right, folks: The Apple Watch is a pricey piece of tech, but we also have good news. The Apple Watch is now on sale, and we've gathered up the best deals on the web in one place. You're welcome.
Apple Watch SE (1st Gen) GPS$199$280Save $81
Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen)$219$249Save $30
Apple Watch Series 8 [GPS 41mm] Smart Watch$329$399Save $70
Apple Watch Series 7 GPS + Cellular$329$420Save $91
Apple Watch SE (1st Gen) GPS
The first-generation Apple Watch SE is a solid smartwatch, and it's one of the most affordable choices out there right now. It's waterproof up to 50 meters, so you're able to swim without taking it off. It's also made with a 100% recycled aluminum finish, so you can be eco-friendly too.
The SE is available in three colors (Space Gray, Silver and Gold) and comes in 40mm and 44mm variants.
"I love it, it is easy to read and it gets me on my feet," said one shopper. "I ordered the Apple Watch SE as it is compatible with my phone. I especially ordered for the fall detection as it's totally cheaper than Lifeline, even with my health coverage discount!"
Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen)
The second-generation Apple Watch SE costs slightly more than the first-generation, but the differences are minor. The most notable is an improved processor that makes it faster and snappier, but Apple also added an accelerometer for the Crash Detection feature. One more difference: The second-gen Apple Watch SE is $30 less than the first-gen model at MSRP.
All three color variants are on sale too. You can get this watch in Midnight, Starlight and Silver, and in both 40mm and 44mm configurations. The case itself is made of aluminum with an OLED display for a crystal clear picture, even in bright sunlight.
"I've worn this watch now for a few months and really like it. It's great to see who is calling without taking my phone out of my pocket every time my phone rings. I do wish it had face dial with larger Day/Date in the corner. My 64-year-old eyes can't see the smaller Date or Temp in the corners. Being able to hang up on annoying spam calls from my watch, leaving my phone in my pocket, is the best feature," said one five-star reviewer.
Apple Watch Series 8 [GPS 41mm] Smart Watch
If you want customizability, look no further than the Apple Watch Series 8. It's one of the most powerful smartwatches anywhere, with high-end sensors that detect everything from skin surface temperature to blood oxygen level. You can even take an ECG anytime you want. When it comes to health tracking and day-to-day utility, this smartwatch is the bee's knees.
The square-faced watch is made of recycled aluminum — which reduces carbon emissions during production by as much as 80% — and is available in four bright colors: Red, Midnight, Silver and Starlight. It's also a bit larger than previous iterations, with 41mm and 45mm variants available. Apple says it should fit wrists between 130 and 180mm.
"My 89-year-old grandpa loves it. He always would complain about my mom's solution to her concern for his safety, as he is a hard-of-hearing, aging but independent, recent widower — Life Alert. It was bulky, uncomfortable, frankly outdated, and $60/month!" said one shopper. "This smartwatch not only saves him money, but also helps him know someone is calling with a gentle buzz of the wrist; tracks his sleep, heart rate, AND oxygen levels; AND provides him a daily memento as we set up his watch face to be a picture of him and my grandma. Could not recommend enough for your independent single grandparents!"
Apple Watch Series 7 GPS + Cellular
While the Series 7 lacks an accelerometer — and therefore can't pick up on fall or crash detection — it's a great smartwatch, and a solid alternative to the Series 8 if you want both GPS and cellular for the same price. You'll also get three months of Apple Fitness+ for free with the purchase.
The Series 7 has the most color choices of any Apple Watch, with five to choose from: Blue, Green, Red, Midnight and Starlight. The Series 7 is also available in 41mm and 45mm variants and is constructed of recycled aluminum.
One happy mom said, "I got this as a Mother's Day Gift and absolutely love it. So many features; I learn something new almost every day. Would recommend to anyone."
If all of these are a bit outside your price range, consider buying renewed from Amazon. There are multiple options:
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.