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

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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): 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. View Deal

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. View Deal

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. View Deal

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.