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Best Apple Watch Deals: Score Great Prices With Trade-In Offers and Sales

If you’ve been eyeing the Apple Watch, now can be a great time to make the investment without paying full price.

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$189 at Walmart
Apple Watch SE 2nd Generation: $189
Save $60
$299 at Walmart
Apple Watch Series 8: $299
Save $40
$329 at Amazon
Apple Watch Series 9: $329
Save $70
$799 at Best Buy
Apple Watch Ultra 2
Apple Watch Ultra 2: $799
Save up to $275

Some of the most popular and best smartwatches out there are made by Apple. If you're loyal to the Apple ecosystem and looking for a smartwatch, there are many great options you can choose from right now. The high-end Ultra 2 is Apple's most premium option currently, though at the moment, the only savings you'll find on it come via trade-in offers. If you're looking to trade in your old watch for this one, this offer might be great for you. Otherwise, you can find direct discounts on the powerful, albeit less fancy, Series 9.

If you don't mind settling for an older model, a number of discounts are available that can help you save money, including deals on the second-gen Apple Watch SE and Series 8. Keep in mind that some older models are often harder to find in stock, such as the Apple Watch Ultra. And because of limited stock, prices do tend to fluctuate, especially with retailers like Amazon and Walmart, but we'll continue to update this list with the best deals as we find them. 

It's also worth noting that Apple is in the middle of an ongoing patent dispute, which means the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 models no longer include the blood oxygen monitoring feature.

Best Apple Watch deals


Released back in 2022, the second-gen Apple Watch SE is the most recent Apple Watch that hasn't been affected by the lawsuit, which means it's still available from Apple and most retailers. It offers a slew of upgrades over the first generation, including the same processor as the Watch Series 8, crash detection and a few others. It's already one of our favorite budget-friendly smartwatches and right now you can pick it up through Walmart for $60 off. 


While sales have resumed for the Apple Watch Series 9 (minus its blood oxygen functions), you may still want to opt for the previous generation Series 8 instead. Supplies for this older model are pretty limited, but right now at Walmart, you can save $40.

Read our Apple Watch Series 8 review.

Apple is no longer allowed to ship Apple Watches with the blood oxygen sensor enabled, so if you're looking to buy the Series 9, be sure to get a deal, particularly if that feature was one you were looking forward to using.

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While the high-end Apple Watch Ultra 2 has no direct discount, you can save some extra cash with Best Buy's trade-in program if you have an eligible device you're willing to hand over. For example, a 1st-gen Ultra in good condition can score you a $275 refund.

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