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Hurry! Apple Watch SE just crashed to lowest price of the year

Apple Watch SE Black Friday deal
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There’s no time like the present to score some incredible Apple Watch deals. Amazon slashed the Apple Watch Series 7 to its lowest ever price earlier this week, and now the mega retailer has discounted Apple’s most affordable wearable as well. 

For a limited time, the Apple Watch SE (40mm/GPS) is $229 at Amazon (opens in new tab). That’s $50 off its usual price of $279, and comfortably the lowest price we’ve seen for the device so far in 2022. It’s not quite an all-time low price (it hit $219 on Black Friday) but we rarely see discounts of this size on Apple’s entry-level smartwatch. We expect this deal to sell out fast. 

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Apple Watch SE (GPS/40mm): was $279 now $229 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. 

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Apple Watch SE (GPS/44mm): was $309 now $259 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Need a bigger size? The 44mm model is also on sale for $259. That's $50 off and just $10 shy of its all-time price low. 

We rank the Apple Watch SE as one of the best smartwatches because of its well balanced combination of affordability and useful features. It’s a hybrid of the Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch Series 4, and offers a slick design, a huge library of apps, a large display and responsive performance.

In our Apple Watch SE review, we found Apple’s entry-level wearable to be a well-rounded device. It's particularly suited for those looking to buy their first smartwatch. However, it's cheaper price tag compared to its more full-featured siblings such as the Series 7 has resulted in a few sacrifices. You don't get ECG and blood Oxygen monitoring, and the battery life could be improved, but overall the Apple Watch SE is still a very good smartwatch. 

Historically, Apple Watch SE sales tend to sell out fast, especially ones of this quality, we’d recommend scoring this deal quick while you still have the chance. Plus, make sure to check out our best Apple deals coverage for savings on everything from iPads to MacBooks. 

Rory Mellon
Deals Editor

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.