The verdict is in and the new Apple Watch SE 2022 is the ultimate Apple Watch value. However, if $249 is still too much for your blood, Walmart just dropped the Apple Watch SE (2020) at a new low price.
For a limited time, you can get the Apple Watch SE (2020/GPS/40mm) on sale for just $199 at Walmart (opens in a new tab). It’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this model and one of the best Apple Watch deals available. Meanwhile, the new Apple Watch SE (2022/GPS/44mm) is also on sale for $269 (opens in a new tab) at Amazon, which is a modest $10 off, but the first deal we’ve seen on Apple’s new Watch.
Not sure which watch to buy? You can start by reading our Apple Watch SE vs Apple Watch SE 2 guide. The previous generation Apple Watch SE is ideal if you want a balanced combination of affordability and useful features. It’s basically a hybrid of the Apple Watch Series 5 and the Apple Watch Series 4.
However, keep in mind that the performance of the Apple Watch SE (2022) is noticeably sharper than the original Apple Watch SE. This is because it has been updated from the S5 chipset to the S8 chipset, which is the same chip that powers the new Apple Watch Series 8.
That said, the 2020 and 2022 models lack ECG support, a blood oxygen meter, and the new Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra skin temperature sensor. This means no sleep tracking and no cycle tracking.
So it really depends on how much you want to spend on your watch. But we recommend you act fast because the $199 Apple Watch SE 2020 likely won’t last long.