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The Affordable Apple Watch SE Is Back Down to Its All-Time Low Price of $219

Don't miss your chance to snag Apple's budget-friendly smartwatch for even less.

Adam Oram Deals Writer
Adam Oram is a Deals Writer at CNET. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as a Senior Writer at iMore, Deals Editor at Thrifter, and as an Apple Genius. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food.
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Adam Oram
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Apple Watch SE (2022) in starlight color

The Apple Watch SE is designed to be affordable but today's price is an all-time low. Save $30 and snag the base 40mm model for just $219, or upgrade to the 44mm model for $249.

Apple makes some of our favorite wearables on the market right now, claiming multiple spots on our list of the best smartwatches for 2023. And while its most advanced model, the Apple Watch Ultra, has an intimidating $799 starting price, you don't have to spend that much to get your hands on one of these sleek devices. There's also the budget-friendly Apple Watch SE, which starts at just $249. And right now, you can snag it for $30 off at Amazon and Best Buy, dropping it back down to the all-time low price of $219. 

The second-gen Apple Watch SE is already designed to be an affordable alternative to Apple's flagship watches, but today's price makes it an ideal entry point to the WatchOS ecosystem. The device has many of the same features as its pricier siblings, including wrist-based notifications and calls, workout tracking, heart-rate monitoring and sleep tracking. It also works with Apple Pay for convenient contactless payments. 

The device lacks some premium features, like an always-on display or the ability to take an ECG, but the Apple Watch SE is still the best value smartwatch from Apple. It would be a solid upgrade for anyone still rocking a Series 3 (or older), with a larger display, much speedier processor and support for the upcoming WatchOS 10 software. You can also check out our full roundup of all the best Apple Watch deals for even more bargains on the SE and other models.

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