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The early Black Friday Apple Watch deals are just okay so far

UPDATE: Oct. 26, 2022, 3:45 p.m. EDT This story has been updated to reflect the latest Apple Watch pricing and availability as early Black Friday sales begin.

BEST OVERALL DEAL: The Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS) offers a very similar experience to the Series 8 at a more affordable price point — $309 $379 at Walmart and Best Buy (save $70)

BEST NEW GEN DEAL: The Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS) may not reinvent the wheel, but keeps a good thing going and adds temperature sensors and crash detection into the mix — $389 $399 at Amazon and Walmart (save $10)

BEST BASIC DEAL: The Apple Watch SE (40mm, GPS) is the perfect wearable for someone who likes their Apple ecosystem but doesn’t need every fitness feature under the sun — $239.99 $249 at Amazon (save $9.01)

As a gift or as a little treat for yourself, the Apple Watch is a popular wearable for a reason. Though this demand means it can be tricky to snag one at a discount, there are times where a significant portion of the price gets shaved off. And with Black Friday fast approaching, we sense that those times are coming back. We’d be remiss not to acknowledge that Apple Watches have already seen some pretty hefty discounts this fall shopping season. The Series 8 was on sale for $50 off during the Prime Early Access Sale at Amazon and Walmart, just once month after it was officially released. The Series 7 has taken some deep price dips over the year, too (though it might get harder to find as the Series 8 more firmly takes hold as its replacement). While sales have cooled off a bit for the moment, we’re confident that as Nov. 25 nears closer, we’ll see watch prices drop lower. Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target have already started releasing some early Black Friday savings, so we’ll be keeping this page updated with all the Apple Watch markdowns worth knowing about. Note: All newly added deals have been marked with a ✨. Anything with a strikeout was either sold out or no longer available at the sale price as of this writing, and anything marked with a 🔥 has dropped to an all-time low price. Be sure to check back often — we’re updating this page constantly.

Apple Watch Series 8 deals


Why we like it

In all honesty, if you want to save the greatest possible dollar amount, we’d recommend waiting a bit longer for the Series 8 to return, or at least near, its aforementioned PEAS low. But, if you want to get your hands on one of Apple’s latest smartwatches with a brand new temperature sensor and crash detection (in addition to the ECG sensor, blood oxygen monitor, and always-on display you know and love) asap, this deal still saves you a tiny bit of cash.

More Apple Watch Series 8 deals

Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS) — $389 $399 at Walmart (save $10)

Apple Watch Series 8 (45mm, GPS) — $419 $429 at Amazon (save $10)

Apple Watch Series 8 (45mm, GPS) — $419 $429 at Walmart (save $10)

Apple Watch Series 7 deals


Why we like it

If you’re not dying to have the crash detection or temperature sensors of the Series 8 (we wouldn’t blame you in the latter case), the Series 7 offers a nearly identical sensors, with the same battery life, ECG sensors, and blood oxygen monitoring. Though you’re slightly limited on color options, that means you can also grab a larger 45mm screen for the a much lower price. You can also snag this Series 7 deal at Best Buy, though they have one less color way available at this price than Walmart.

More Apple Watch Series 7 deals

Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm, GPS) — $309 $379 at Best Buy (save $70)

Apple Watch SE deals


Why we like it

Similar to the Series 8, the second gen SE’s price drop isn’t all that exciting at face value. But the upgrades from its predecessor are real: it’s got a speedier SiP 8 processor, sleep tracking, crash detection, and starts at $30 cheaper than the first gen’s MSRP. Add in that extra $10 off the price, and all in all you have an Apple Watch that feels beautifully basic.

More Apple Watch SE deals

Second generation

Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS) — $269.98 $279 at Amazon (save $9.02)

Apple Watch SE (44mm, GPS + cellular) — $319.98 $329 at Amazon (save $9.02)


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