Apple expanded its Apple Watch family with the addition of the Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch SE. Both watches are now available for purchase and there are even a few promos you can take advantage of.
The Apple Watch 6 is the new flagship Apple Watch with a new blood oxygen sensor that can track your blood oxygen level. The watch also supports Apple's new Sleep app, which is designed to help you reach your sleep goals.
Apple Watch 6: from $399 @ Apple Store (opens in new tab)
The new Apple Watch 6 comes with a host of new features including Apple's new S6 CPU, a brighter always-on Retina display, and new sensors to detect the wearer's blood oxygen levels. You can also pre-order the Apple Watch 6 with Solo loop, which is more of a band that you can slip on and off without buckles or straps.
On the hardware front, you get a new dual-core S6 CPU, an always-on Retina Display that's 2x brighter than its predecessor, and the option to get your watch with the new Apple Solo Loop. The Solo Loop is a seamless band that ditches the clasp and buckle. Apple Watch 6 pre-orders start at $399 at the Apple Store (opens in new tab).
Apple Watch SE: $279 @ Apple Store (opens in new tab)
The Apple Watch SE is Apple's new mid-tier smartwatch. It's powered by Apple's dual-core S5 CPU and supports international emergency calling, fall detection, and family setup (on cellular models only). It lacks an always-on display and doesn't support the new Blood Oxygen app or the ECG app.
Meanwhile, the Apple Watch SE is Apple's new mid-tier smartwatch. It uses the same CPU found on the Apple Watch 5 and unlike the cheaper Apple Watch 3, it supports international emergency calling, fall detection, and family setup (on cellular models only). Apple Watch SE pre-orders start at $279 at the Apple Store (opens in new tab).
Apple Watch 6 discounts
Verizon appears to be the first retailer to offer Apple Watch deals on the new models. Trade in your old Apple Watch at Verizon, and you'll get $100 off a new Apple Watch purchase (opens in new tab). Alternatively, purchase any iPhone on a Verizon Device Payment plan and you'll get an extra $100 off any Apple Watch purchased on an installment plan.
Apple Watch BOGO offer: Get $200 credit @ T-Mobile (opens in new tab)
When you buy an Apple Watch 3 or later and activate a new line on an eligible T-Mobile watch plan, the carrier will give you a $200 credit on your bill over the next 24 months when you buy a second watch. The deal applies to the new Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch 6.
At T-Mobile, the Apple Watch 6 is available for $20.84 a month with payments spread out over 24 months. The Apple Watch SE is available for monthly payments of either $13.75 for the 40mm version or $15 for the 44mm model. A current T-Mobile promotion lets you get a $200 credit off a second watch when you buy an Apple Watch 3 or later and activate a new line on a T-Mobile Watch plan.