Want a new smartwatch for the holidays? If you're looking for the perfect compliment to your iPhone without spending a lot, this deal is exactly what you need.
The Apple Watch SE (40mm/GPS) is on sale for $219 at Amazon right now. This is the lowest price we've ever seen for the 2022 Apple Watch SE, making it one of the best Apple Watch deals this month.
Apple Watch SE 2022 (40mm/GPS): was $249 now $219 @ Amazon
The new Apple Watch SE is Apple's entry-level smartwatch. It features the same chip found in the Apple Watch Series 8, 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. It's now on sale for $219.
The Apple Watch SE (2022) is the best smartwatch you can buy if you're an iPhone user on a budget. It can't do everything the Apple Watch Series 8 does, but the Apple Watch SE does strike a great balance of features and price.
The Apple Watch SE lets you access basic fitness tracking features, like step count and heart rate. There's no ECG or SpO2 sensor, but if you're just starting out on your fitness journey, you may not notice their absence. More useful are the Emergency SOS, Fall Detection and Crash Detection — if your Apple watch senses you've taken a hard fall or have been in a car crash, it can call emergency services and notify your emergency contacts.
Possibly the best upgrade from the previous Apple Watch SE is the WatchOS 9 update, getting you access to low power mode. The Apple Watch SE 2022 offers 18 hours of battery life, but the low power mode can stretch the watch's life to 24 hours. This comes in super handy if you're out all day and don't carry around a charger.
All in all, the Apple Watch SE 2022 is a perfect choice for first-time smartwatch users. It's an even better deal at this price. But if you're still deciding, check out our Apple Watch deals coverage, or shop the best Christmas deals this holiday.
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Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide specializing in deals content. She also covers the latest tech news and and creates how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices, and headphones to apps and video games. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.