Apple Watch Memorial Day sales 2023 — best deals now

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Apple Watch Memorial Day sales are your ticket to saving on Apple's range of excellent but pricey smartwatches. If you need a new way to keep an eye on your health metrics or iPhone notifications, then you'll want an Apple Watch on your wrist. 

Every year, Memorial Day sales take hundreds of dollars off Apple Watches and this year we're not expecting anything different. In fact, the Apple Watch 8 and the rugged Apple Watch Ultra are at or near their lowest price ever right now. 

If you're not sure which model is right for your needs, we've got a roundup of all of the best Apple Watches on the market right now. Plus, a guide to the main differences between the Apple Watch 8 vs. Apple Watch Ultra

Be sure to bookmark this page as we'll be updating it with the latest Memorial Day Apple Watch sales as we approach the day itself.  Make sure to follow our Apple Memorial Day sales roundup for the best discounts on all Apple tech. 

Apple Watch Memorial Day deals

Apple Watch SE 2022 (GPS/40mm): was $249 now $219 @ Amazon

Apple Watch SE 2022 (GPS/40mm): was $249 now $219 @ Amazon
The new Apple Watch SE sports a modern processor (S8), Crash Detection capability, and watchOS 9. It's also priced from $249, which is $30 cheaper than last year's model. In our Apple Watch SE 2022 review, we called it the best Apple Watch value you'll find. Best Buy also offers it for $219.

Apple Watch 8 (41mm/GPS): was $399 now $329 @ Amazon

Apple Watch 8 (41mm/GPS): was $399 now $329 @ Amazon
The Apple Watch 8 sports a new skin temperature sensor to monitor sleep tracking and cycle tracking. It also comes with new advanced safety features like Crash Detection, which can sense when you've been in a car crash. In our Apple Watch 8 review, we called it the best smartwatch hands down. It's just $6 shy of its all-time price low.

Apple Watch 8 (41mm/LTE): was $499 now $429 @ Amazon

Apple Watch 8 (41mm/LTE): was $499 now $429 @ Amazon
If you need always-on connectivity, Amazon has the Apple Watch 8 with LTE on sale for $429. That's the second-best price we've seen for the LTE model. (It dropped to $389 last Black Friday). 

Apple Watch Ultra: was $799 now $749 @ Amazon

Apple Watch Ultra: was $799 now $749 @ Amazon
The Apple Watch Ultra is a sports watch for adventure seekers. It has a huge 49-millimeter display, 60-hour battery life, and a host of outdoor sports features to make the watch feel at home on the wrist of a runner, hiker, or ironman athlete. In our Apple Watch Ultra review, we called it the best Apple Watch for anyone doing serious running, swimming, or biking. Note: It's was $701 a day earlier. Best Buy offers the same price.

Apple Watch SE (GPS/40mm): was $249 now $149 @ Walmart

Apple Watch SE (GPS/40mm): was $249 now $149 @ Walmart
Lowest price! The Apple Watch SE is Apple's mid-tier smartwatch. It features the same chip found in the Apple Watch 5, but sports a bigger screen than the Apple Watch 3. It supports Emergency SOS calling, fall detection, and features a built-in compass and always-on altimeter. This is the cheapest price we've ever seen for the previous-gen model. 

Refurbished Apple Watch: deals from $209 @ Apple

Refurbished Apple Watch: deals from $209 @ Apple
Apple offers some of the best refurbished devices in the industry. They're rigorously tested and restored to like-new condition by Apple and they come with a full, 1-year warranty. (The same warranty you get with new devices). Currently, the Apple Store has refurb Apple Watches on sale from $209.

Apple Watch Memorial Day deals — carriers

Apple Watch 8 sale: $180 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon

Apple Watch 8 sale: $180 off w/ trade-in @ Verizon
Verizon is taking $180 off the new Apple Watch 8 when you trade in an older watch. The sale includes both the 41mm and 45mm models. 

Apple Watch 8 sale: buy two, get $300 off @ AT&T

Apple Watch 8 sale: buy two, get $300 off @ AT&T
AT&T is offering a huge sale on select Apple Watches. Buy two watches and you'll get $300 off your total price. You'll need to purchase your watch via an installment plan and activate both watches on your wireless plan. You'll then get bill credits over the span of 36 months. The sale includes the Apple Watch 8, Apple Watch SE 2022, and Apple Watch Ultra. 

Apple Watch Memorial Day deals — accessories

Apple Watch bands: deals from $88 @ Amazon

Apple Watch bands: deals from $88 @ Amazon
As part of its Memorial Day deals — Amazon is discounting a small number of Apple Watch bands with prices from $88 for select bands. 

When will Apple Watch Memorial Day sales begin? 

This year Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 29, which means the day itself is less than two weeks away. We're expecting the first crop of Memorial Day Apple Watch sales to arrive any day now as retailers often begin discounting products in the days leading up to the national holiday. In the meantime, there are still Apple Watch deals that you can shop all year round. 

Apple Watch Memorial Day sales — what to expect 

If you're looking for the least expensive Apple Watch you can find, the Apple Watch SE should be on your wishlist. It has previously gone on sale for $149 at retailers including Amazon and Walmart, and it could drop lower during this year's Memorial Day sales. 

We're also hoping that this year will bring sizeable discounts on the flagship Apple Watch 8 and the uber-impressive Apple Watch Ultra. The most impressive Apple wearable to date has already dropped to $701 (from an MSRP of $799),  but we're hoping that Memorial Day will see it slashed even further. 

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.