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How to preorder the Apple Watch 7 — date and how to get yours

Apple Watch 7 ECG
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Apple Watch 7 preorders began today (October 8) at 5 a.m. PT (8 a.m. ET). The new wearable, which features a bigger display and faster charging, will then hit stores the following Friday, October 15.  

The Apple Watch 7 comes in 41mm and 45mm sizes, which is a small departure from its predecessor's 40mm and 45mm sizes. The display borders on the Apple Watch 7 are also noticeably smaller, which makes the Series 7's screen up to 20% larger than the Series 6 and 50% larger than the Series 3. According to Apple, the Series 7 is up to 70% brighter.  

In terms of pricing, the Apple Watch 7 starts at $399 for the GPS/41mm model or $429 for the GPS/45mm model. Apple hasn't confirmed pricing for the LTE/41mm model, but it's expected to start at $499, whereas the LTE/45mm model will sell for $529. However there has been a leak that goes into more detail on the pricing of different models if you want to get an idea before the pre-orders open.

If you're interested in discounts on previous-gen models, we expect Apple Watch deals will drop further in price once Series 7 preorders begin. Plus, check out our guide on how to trade in your Apple Watch for credit towards a new model. 

Apple Watch 7 preorders

Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm)

Apple Watch 7 (GPS/41mm): from $399 @ Amazon
Apple Watch 7 preorders start October 8. The new watch comes in 41mm and 45mm sizes. It features a larger/brighter display, better durability (IPX6 certification), and up to 33% faster charging. 

Apple Watch 7 BOGO

Apple Watch 7 BOGO: buy two, get $200 off @ AT&T
AT&T is offering a BOGO deal on its Apple Watch 7 preorders. Purchase any two Apple Watch 7 devices at AT&T and you'll get $200 off your purchase. 

Apple Watch 7

Apple Watch 7: up to $155 off w/ trade-in @ Apple
The Apple Store will take from $25 to $155 off your Apple Watch 7 purchase with an eligible trade-in. Eligible watches include the Series 2 or newer. 

Louis Ramirez

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.