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Best Apple Watch deals in September 2022

Apple Watch 7 next to AirPods
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Apple Watch deals can be found everywhere right now. Despite being one of the most sought-after smartwatches out there, retailers are offering plenty of Apple Watch deals that knock from $30 to $100 off Apple's best-selling smartwatches. Plus, with the Apple Watch 8 now widely available, it's only a matter of time before we see Apple Watch deals on Cupertino's latest smartwatches. 

Best Apple Watch deals right now 

Currently, Amazon has the Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm) on sale for $339 (opens in new tab). That's just $10 shy of its all-time price low. Meanwhile, the new Apple Watch SE (2022/GPS/44mm) is on sale for $269 at Amazon (opens in new tab). It's a modest $10 off, but the first discount we've seen on any of Apple's new watches. 

Those aren't the only Apple Watch deals you can get right now. We're searching high and low for cheap Apple Watch deals and bringing them straight to you. So whether you're searching for deals on the Apple Watch Series 3, SE, or the new Series 8, here are the best sales right now. Plus, make sure to read our Apple Watch 8 vs Apple Watch 7 comparison. 

Apple Watch deals (2022 models)

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Apple Watch 8 sale: buy two, get $200 off @ AT&T (opens in new tab)
AT&T is offering a huge sale on select Apple Watches. Buy two watches with cellular connectivity (via an installment plan), activate both watches on your wireless plan, and you'll get $200 in bill credits over the span of 36 months. The sale includes the Apple Watch 8 and Apple Watch Ultra. 

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Apple Watch SE (2022/GPS/44mm): $279 $269 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab), we called it the best Apple Watch value you'll find. This deal is for the larger 44mm model. 

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Apple Watch 8 (41mm/GPS): from $399 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. Although it's not on sale, Amazon is offering 20% off the Beats Studio Buds with the purchase of the Apple Watch 8.

Apple Watch deals (previous-gen)

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Apple Watch SE (GPS/40mm): $279 $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. Walmart offers the same price (opens in new tab)

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Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm): $399 $339 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
It's no longer Apple's flagship, but the Apple Watch 7 is still a solid smartwatch. It features a bright display, IPX6 certification, and up to 33% faster charging than its predecessor. 

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Apple Watch 7 (Cellular/41mm): $499 $429 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you need cellular connectivity, Amazon has the Apple Watch 7 with cellular connectivity on sale for $429. It's a solid Apple Watch deal — but keep in mind it's been as cheap as $389 in the past. 

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Apple Watch 3 (GPS/38mm): $199 $149 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Apple Watch 3 is a great fitness tracker and smartwatch for those on a budget. The waterproof watch offers heart rate notifications, workout detection, Apple Music, and Siri support for a low price. It's now $50 under the Apple Store's price, but hurry, as this model goes in and out of stock. By comparison, Amazon has it on sale for $179 (opens in new tab).

Apple Watch accessory deals

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Wristcam Video Watch Band for Apple Watch: $299 $199 @ B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
The Wristcam Video Watch is a lightweight band that adds 8MP and 2MP camera lenses to your Apple Watch. The cameras let you film your surroundings or you can use them for wrist-based live video chats. The lenses capture stills at 4K resolution and video in 1080p. It's IP68 certified (water and dust resistant) and includes 8GB of built-in storage capacity. It's now $100 off. 

Apple Watch deals history
ModelApple Store (MSRP)Lowest price
Apple Watch 3 (GPS/38mm)$199$109
Apple Watch SE (GPS/40mm)$279$199
Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm)$399$279
Apple Watch 7 (LTE/41mm)$499$389
NEW Apple Watch 8 (GPS/41mm)$399N/A
NEW Apple Watch SE (GPS/41mm)$249N/A

Apple Watch Series 8 shown on wrist

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Apple Watch Series 8 deals

Apple's new flagship

Specifications

Display: 41mm and 45mm OLED Retina
Processor: S8 dual-core
Onboard storage: 32GB
Battery: 18 hours
OS: watchOS 9
Water resistant: Yes
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and LTE (optional)

Reasons to buy

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Larger display
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Comes with USB-C magnetic charger

Reasons to avoid

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Same 18-hour battery life

The Apple Watch 8 is the best smartwatch overall. In our Apple Watch 8 review, we called the Editor's Choice watch a solid upgrade for anyone using the Series 4 or Series 5. The new watch has a built-in skin temperature sensor and low power mode, which can extend the latest Apple Watch's battery life to 36 hours. The Apple Watch 8 also has a new crash detection feature, leveraging improved motion sensors for instant help when you might need it most.

Whether you want a smartwatch for working out, answering calls from your wrist, or using the best Apple Watch apps, this is the best smartwatch on the market, as long as you have an iPhone, of course.

Currently, there are no Apple Watch 8 deals — but we expect the first discounts to appear in the coming days. Expect to see anywhere from $20 to $50 off at retailer like Amazon and Best Buy. 

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Apple Watch SE (2022) deals

Apple's new flagship

Specifications

Display: 40mm and 44mm OLED Retina
Processor: S8 dual-core
Onboard storage: 16GB
Battery: 18 hours
OS: watchOS 9
Water resistant: Yes
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and LTE (optional)

Reasons to buy

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New, lower price
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Same chipset as Apple Watch 8

Reasons to avoid

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No always-on display

The Apple Watch SE (2022) is Apple's new mid-tier watch. It packs the same chipset found in the Apple Watch Series 8, but for a lower price. Priced at $249, it's even $30 cheaper than the previous-gen Apple Watch SE. In our Apple Watch SE 2022 review, we called it the best Apple Watch value you'll find. 

In terms of design, the new Apple Watch SE (2022) looks like a resurrected Apple Watch Series 4, with thicker bezels than those on the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Series 7. The the bottom casing is now made of nylon composite materials that are color-matched to the bezel. You can't see it when it's on your wrist, but it's a subtle change that we like. Performance-wise, it's noticeably more sharp the original original Apple Watch SE's since it went from using theS5 chipset to the S8 chipset.

In terms of Apple Watch SE deals — Amazon is already offering a modest $10 discount on the larger 44mm Apple Watch SE 2022 model. 

Apple Watch 7

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Apple Watch Series 7 deals

Apple's new flagship

Specifications

Display: 41mm and 45mm OLED Retina
Processor: S7 dual-core
Onboard storage: 32GB
Battery: 18 hours
OS: watchOS 8
Water resistant: Yes
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and LTE (optional)

Reasons to buy

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Larger display
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Comes with USB-C magnetic charger

Reasons to avoid

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Same 18-hour battery life

The Apple Watch 7 is Apple's current flagship. However, this smartwatch is mostly an incremental upgrade from its predecessor. It maintains the same 18-hour battery life and it adds no new health features. But the enlarged display is a game-changer and makes it difficult to return to previous-generation models. The Series 7's big screen adapts wearable computing for more everyday applications, making it practical to be productive from your wrist.

In our Apple Watch Series 7 review, we found the smartwatch to be an extension of your iPhone on your wrist, but it's clearly capable of becoming more than an accessory. It's the top smartwatch choice for anyone with an iPhone, and easily the best Apple Watch ever. The QWERTY keyboard makes a difference, and if there was finally a time to fully recommend adding Cellular support to your smartwatch, it's now.

Not sure which model to buy? Check out our Apple Watch 7 vs Apple Watch 6 guide. Also, find out how to update Apple Watch, how to screenshot on Apple Watch, and how to unpair an Apple Watch.

Apple Watch SE deals

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Apple Watch SE deals

Apple's budget watch

Specifications

Display: 40mm and 44mm OLED Retina
Processor: S5 dual-core
Onboard storage: 32GB
Battery: 18 hours
OS: watchOS 7
Water resistant: Yes
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and LTE (optional)

Reasons to buy

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Huge app library
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Repsonsive

Reasons to avoid

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No always-on display
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Lacks CG and blood oxygen monitoring

Priced $120 less than the Apple Watch 6, the Apple Watch SE sits comfortably in between the pricier Apple Watch 6 and cheaper Apple Watch 3. It lacks an always-on display and it doesn't include the Series 6's blood oxygen monitoring, but it's still an amazing smartwatch for the price. 

With its classic Apple Watch design, the Apple Watch SE has the same processor and screen as the Apple Watch 5. The Apple Watch SE also sports a screen that's 30% larger than the one on the Apple Watch 3. In our Apple Watch SE review, we loved how responsive the watch was. Simply put, you're not going to find a more well-rounded smartwatch for the price than the Apple Watch SE. 

In terms of Apple Watch deals — the Apple Watch SE tends to get modest price cuts of $10 to $40 off. They also tend to sell out fast, so grab them when you can. 

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Apple Watch Series 3 deals

The cheapest Apple Watch deal you'll find

Specifications

Display: 38mm and 42mm OLED Retina
Processor: S3 dual-core
Onboard storage: 8GB or 16GB
Battery: 18 hours
OS: watchOS 6
Water resistant: Yes
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and LTE (optional)

Reasons to buy

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Excellent fitness-tracking features
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Most affordable Apple Watch you'll find

Reasons to avoid

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Short battery life when connected to LTE

Apple has dropped the price of the Apple Watch 3 down to $199. As a result, it's become the cheapest Apple Watch you can find. 

Despite its entry-level status, the Apple Watch Series 3 is still an excellent smartwatch. It offers many of the same features found in the newer models like solid fitness tracking, a water proof design, and Apple Music streaming capabilities. The major trade-offs are that you get a slightly dated design and you don't get access to the ECG app, which measures the electrical activity of your heart.

In terms of deals, the Apple Watch 3 (38mm/GPS) hit an all-time price low of $129 on Black Friday. It was an amazing Apple Watch deal that we likely won't see again till the next major holiday. The good news is that on any given day — you can find the Apple Watch 3 on sale for $169 or $189. But act fast because these Apple Watch deals tend to sell out fast. Currently, Walmart has the Apple Watch 3 on sale for $169 (opens in new tab). Just remember that this watch won't receive the next watchOS update, so it's essentially reaching its end of life. 

Read our full Apple Watch Series 3 review

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.