Skip to main content

Best Prime Day Apple Watch deals 2020

Prime Day Apple Watch deals
(Image credit: Future)

Prime Day's Apple Watch deals are some of the best Prime Day deals overall. Even the just-released Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 6 remain on sale while the final hours of Amazon's annual two-day event tick down. 

Apple's brand new smartwatches aren't seeing huge markdowns — just discounts around $10 to  $15. After all, the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE just came out and Apple tech rarely sees sales to begin with.

Those looking for the best Prime Day Apple Watch deals should look at the Apple Watch 3. It's not exactly new (it's the oldest watch in Apple's arsenal), but it's still plenty capable when it comes to activity tracking. The $199 base model is down to its standard low of $169 and we wouldn't be surprised if it dropped to $149 or less in the next few hours. And if you're open to an Apple Watch alternative, Samsung is taking on Apple with a compelling deal on the Galaxy Watch 3.

But if your interest in smartwatches begins and ends with what Apple offers, we've got the best Apple Watch deals currently available.   

Prime Day Apple Watch deals — top sales right now

Best Prime Day Apple Watch deals 

Apple Watch 3 (GPS/38mm): was $199 now $169 @ Amazon
If you're looking for the least expensive Prime Day Apple Watch deals, keep your eye on the Apple Watch 3. This is Apple's entry-level watch and the model most likely to dip below $150. The waterproof watch offers heart rate notifications, workout detection, Apple Music, and Siri support for a low price. It's now $30 off and at its cheapest price of 2020. The 42mm model is also on sale for $199 ($30 off). View Deal

Apple Watch SE: was $309 now $299 @ Amazon
The Apple Watch SE is Apple's new mid-tier smartwatch. It features the same CPU found in the Apple Watch 5, but packs a screen that's 30% brighter than the Apple Watch 3. It also supports Emergency SOS calling, fall detection, and features a built-in compass and always-on altimeter. This early Prime Day Apple Watch deal saves you $10. (B&H Photo offers the same discount on the 40mm version.) View Deal

Apple Watch 6: was $399 now $384 @ Amazon
Apple's latest smartwatch just came out a month ago, so reduced prices on the Apple Watch Series 6 can be hard to come by. This Amazon deal takes $15 off the cost of a 40mm GPS-only version of Apple's new watch, which is a great way to get your hands on new features like blood oxygen monitoring and a brighter always-on display. (B&H Photo offers the same price.)View Deal

Apple Watch 5 (GPS/40mm): was $399 now $350 @ Amazon
The Apple Watch Series 5 may be discontinued, but you can still find last year's excellent watch renewed for just $350 on Amazon. The Series 5 sports an always-on display, compass and all the aspects we loved about the Apple Watch Series 4.View Deal

Prime Day Apple Watch deals — new models

The $279 Apple Watch SE and the $399 Apple Watch 6 are the newest smartwatches in Apple's lineup. The cheaper Apple Watch SE uses the same CPU as the Apple Watch 5. However, it lacks the Series 5's always-on display. 

Otherwise, it has the same accelerometer, gyroscope, and the always-on altimeter found in the Series 6. It also features fall detection, noise monitoring, emergency SOS, and international emergency calling. (None of those features can be found on the entry-level Apple Watch 3). 

In terms of Prime Day Apple Watch deals, we predict the Apple Watch SE will see very modest deals. Expect to see $10 off or perhaps $50 off the models with built-in LTE. In fact, the Apple Watch SE had already dropped down to $269 via Amazon and B&H Photo. 

Meanwhile, the Apple Watch 6 is likely to see more generous discounts (since it's priced higher at $399). In fact, you can get the Apple Watch 6 (GPS/40mm) on sale for $384 at Amazon right now. That's only $15 off, but one of the fastest discounts we've seen on a new Apple device. 

That said, we expect Prime Day Apple Watch deals for this model to range between $15 to $50 off. Those were the types of deals we saw last year when the Apple Watch 5 first made its debut. 

Apple Watch deals on T-Mobile and AT&T

Want to set up your family with an Apple Watch? Both T-Mobile and AT&T are offering up to $200 off any model Apple Watch—with some conditions.

If you purchase an Apple Watch Series 6 through T-Mobile, you can receive $200 off a second watch when you open a new line of data for your watch; the discount will come in the form of 24 monthly credits. For the Apple Watch SE, T-Mobile will take $130 off the price of the watch. 

Similarly, if you purchase an Apple Watch on AT&T, you'll receive $200 in credits toward the purchase of a second Apple Watch. As with T-Mobile, you'll need to add a line of service, which is $10/month.

Verizon is offering $100 off the Apple Watch Series 6 when you trade in an old smartwatch. That deal also applies to the Apple Watch SE when purchased through the carrier.

Prime Day Apple Watch deals — previous-gen models

There are some pretty good Prime Day Apple Watch deals on the Series 3. The Apple Watch 3 has regularly sold for $169, which is $30 off its full price. We suspect Prime Day Apple Watch deals could drop its price to a mere $129, the same price we saw for this model during last year's Black Friday season. Should it hit that price — or anywhere near it — it will be a short-lived deal with limited stock. So snatch it while you can.

In fact, Apple Watch stock on the older models might be limited, so if you spot any Prime Day Apple Watch deals that are really aggressive, we'd say to buy them (rather than wait for a potentially lower price on Black Friday). Earlier, Amazon was offering $50 discounts on the discontinued Apple Watch Series 5, but that offer seems to have dried up.

Shop Prime Day sales at Amazon