Prime Day Apple Watch deals: the biggest discounts

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Watchos 7 Shortcuts Complications Apple Watch Hero (Image credit: iMore)

The Apple Watch is one of Apple's most important devices — it's literally saved lives, but it can cost a pretty penny. The good news is Prime Day is the best time of the year to pick up an Apple Watch. We've seen Amazon will cut the prices on a ton of Apple Watch models this year, and even though time is running out, there's still time to save big on the Apple Watch of your dreams. Whether you're looking for the newest Apple Watch Series 7, the mid-tier Apple Watch SE, or the budget Series 3, there's a deal waiting to be had, meaning you can save your hard-earned money.

Prime Day may now be over, but there are still plenty of deals to be had on Apple Watches. You'll find some excellent prices on SE at the moment, as well as &70 off the Apple Watch Series 7.

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Best Apple Watch Prime Day deals

Choosing an Apple Watch can also be a little tricky, so we'll give an overview over each model, and whether it'd be right for you. Don't forget to get a case for your Apple Watch either - here are some of the best Apple Watch Cases in 2022.

Now, you don't have to wait for the Apple Watch Deals for Prime Day - there are some great prices out there right now from the likes of Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy, and we'll pop some below.

Current Apple Watch deals

Need an Apple Watch right now? Here are some of the best prices out there at the moment.

Best Apple Watch SE Prime Day deals

The Apple Watch SE is the cheapest way to get an Apple Watch on your wrist. But Just because its slightly cheaper, doesn't mean its not an excellent little device - it's still got plenty of poke to see you through all of your daily activities, and the little screen is bright and clear even in bright sunlight.

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Apple Watch SE GPS | Was $279 now $219 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

This is, categorically, the cheapest way to get an Apple watch on your wrist. There's currently $50 off full price, so you're getting the lowest price the SE has ever seen. You won't be able to leave home without your phone with this one remember - you'll have to shell out the extra for the GPS + Cellular model for that.

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Apple Watch SE GPS + Cellular (44mm) | Was $359 now $299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

This model will let you leave home without your phone - and it's the cheapest way to do it. $60 off full-price is certainly a good deal, too.

Best Apple Watch Series 7 Prime Day deals

The Apple Watch Series 7 is the most feature rich Apple Watch, but tends to come at a price to go with its extra sensors and gadgets. Its also good some really good discounts at the moment, so keep an eye out for them this Prime Day.

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Apple Watch Series 7 GPS | Was $399 now $329 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

This is probably the best deal out of all the Apple Watches - you're getting the newest model for around $70 off. While you won't be able to leave your phone at home with this model, you're still getting a slightly bigger screen and an incredible array of sensors.

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Apple Watch Series 7 GPS + Cellular | OT OF STOCK Amazon (opens in new tab)

The most feature-rich Apple Watch also comes with a great saving of $70. You'll also be able to take this one out with you without taking your phone. Just remember you'll need a cell plan to go with it. Currently out of stock at Amazon

When are we going to see the Prime Day Apple Watch deals?

Amazon has announced that Prime Day will be on July 12 - July 13.

Will I need a Prime subscription for the Apple Watch deals?

Without a Prime Subscription, you aren't going to get the best Apple Watch deals come Prime Day this July. Don't fret! You can always grab Amazon's pretty generous 30-day free trial, and get not only the deals you want but also access to Prime Video and next-day delivery. You can cancel it before you have to pay as well, so if you're not a fan, you're not locked in.

If you really don't want a Prime subscription, there are often offers to be found at other retailers as well - Walmart and Best Buy generally match Amazon's Prime Day offers, and sometimes even better them.

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It's super easy to start an Amazon Prime trial and gives you all the benefits of a Prime subscription for a full 30 days - grab it at the start of July to make sure it's ready for Prime Day.

Which Apple Watch is best for me?

Good question! The Apple Watch range has a device for everyone, from the budget-friendly Apple Watch SE to the sublimely luxurious (and uncomfortably priced) Apple Watch Hermes. If you want to get a really detailed idea of what Apple Watch is best for you, check out our 'Best Apple Watch 2022' list - our team has compiled a detailed comparison of each model, showing you the range and how they stack up against each other. If you just want a quick heads up, then you'll find the 'needs to know' below!

Apple Watch Series 7

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Apple Watch Series 7 Promo (Image credit: Apple)

The Apple Watch Series 7 is Apple's latest Watch release and has some really cool features behind its always-on retina display. There's an ECG monitor to give you advanced health features, including heart health information and blood pressure readings, along with the usual gamut of Apple Health sensors. The GPS model lets you leave your phone at home when you go for a run, and its waterproof metal case means it won't be too bothered about you dropping it in a muddy puddle when you're out and about. Thankfully, you won't have to worry about it tumbling into a muddy puddle because the range of wrist straps on offer are simply mind-boggling, so you'll definitely find something you'll like to strap it to your wrist with. The Apple Watch Series 7 is currently $329 on Amazon for the 41mm variant, while the 45mm version is $359.

Apple Watch SE

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Apple Watch Se Promo (Image credit: Apple)

Apple wanted to make sure that there was a watch for everyone, and so in 2020 released the Apple Watch SE. The SE sits at a more affordable price than its bigger, more powerful sibling, but it's still a very capable smartwatch that is worth considering. While its smaller display doesn't stay on while it's on your wrist, it's still an attractive little panel that's bright and easy to see in the sun. It's got all the health features you'll actually need. So while it lacks the ECG monitor you'll still be able to track your exercise with the heart rate sensor in the back. The Apple Watch SE is not as good as the Series 7 - but neither is it as expensive. The GPS 40mm model is currently $219 on Amazon, while the slightly bigger 44mm is $249.

Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 3 Promo

Apple Watch Series 3 Promo (Image credit: Apple)

With the announcement of WatchOS 9, the Apple Watch Series 3 has now become officially unsupported by Apple, and will no longer receive software updates. It is still on sale on Amazon, and even on Apple's website, however, so it might be worth a look - depending on what you want out of your watch. It's a design that is now almost five years old, and it is starting to show - it is, for lack of a better term, the 'bare minimum Apple Watch'. It has a retina screen but is small, the largest being 42mm. It does have all the same fitness sensors as the SE, however, so for joggers and cyclists, it may still be a solid option - but you'll have to be ready for it to age very quickly as Apple pulls the plug on its' software come the release of WatchOS 9. Yes, it is very cheap now, as it's listed on Amazon for $199 - but just watch it quietly disappear from its product pages.

42mm - $199 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

GPS vs cellular?

Check out our GPS vs cellular article to find more detailed information and comparison, but to put it briefly: A GPS Apple Watch relies on a connected iPhone for some of the more useful functions. If you leave home without your iPhone in your pocket, you won't receive messages or calls on your watch, and it won't connect with Spotify or Apple Music. If you want to leave the house without your iPhone, then it'll be the cellular you'd be looking at - it has its own internal antenna that connects up to the outside world, and will receive messages and make calls without an iPhone nearby. For runners and cyclists, then the cellular might be the best choice - but for everyone else, it's likely the savings you'll get by grabbing the GPS version are worth the compromise.

There will be plenty for Apple fans to enjoy on Prime Day and we're here to make sure you don't miss a thing. So be sure to keep an eye on our other guides, like Prime Day AirPod deals and Prime Day iPad deals.

Tammy Rogers
Buying Guides and Deals Writer

As the Buying Guides and Deals writer for iMore, Tammy puts over a decade of experience in finding the best prices of Apple products to work, helping you save money on the equipment that you want. An audiophile at heart, she loves all things audio and visual, but you’ll also find her drooling over the latest Macs and MacBooks. With a Masters in screenwriting, Tammy likes to spend her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays or driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.